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Questions tagged [anti-virus]

Software for protecting against, detecting, and removing viruses, malware, and other potential threats to a computer system.

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So I'm getting a automatic web search in my Microsoft edge where an URL automatically opens up

The problem looks like this below image I have tried anti-viruses; clearing cookies, histories and clearing out files in C:\Users\hp\AppData\Local\Packages\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\...
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Avast Antivirus Thread Secured conhive.net Chrome Windows [duplicate]

My Avast antivirus gives me this message Thread Secured We've Safely aborted connection on conhive.com because it was infected with BV:Miner-T[Trj] Screenshot of avast antivirus popup I ...
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Can't delete “C:\ProgramData\McAfee\Agent\AgentEvents\Upload” contents

I've just got an used notebook with limited storage. As I was checking it, I found a folder in C drive where I can't delete at all even though I have administrator privilege. C:\ProgramData\McAfee\...
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Opensource or free (and not time limited) real-time scanner for Windows [closed]

I'm locking for an opensource or free (and not time limited) real-time/on scanner for Windows ? I have known and ClamSentinel but it is discontinued. Is there any ?
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Antivirus Scaning Exclusion [closed]

I am writing to ask you if anyone knows any way to ecxlude an .exe file from antivirus scanning when it executes. I would like to give the user the opportunity to exclude my app from the antivirus ...
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How to deactivate Symantec.cloud protection without it immediately reactivating?

I need to temporarily disable Symantec.cloud 3.0 (on Windows 10) so I can test if it is interfering with another program. I use the client settings screen to turn off protection (whereupon I am ...
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Avast's HTTPS Scanning is preventing clients from accessing a Squarespace site

When HTTPS scanning is enabled in a client's Avast antivirus software (on a Windows machine) and they try to access the site, they get the messages below and the site doesn't load. If I turn HTTPS ...
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virus duplicates exe file with (dot) at the beginning of its name [duplicate]

I am having a weird virus in my laptop. Whenever I open a (.exe) file it duplicates it and the new file has the same name as the original exe file but with a dot (.) at the beginning. At first its ...
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Use Windows 10 firewall with third party antivirus

I have a Windows 10 computer and am planning to buy antivirus software (Bitdefender antivirus plus). However, this one does not include a firewall. So my question is can I install this antivirus ...
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How dangerous it is to download a file, even for anti-virus scanning

Can anti-virus to run the malware in the file while checking the file (for example, the technology of buffer overflow)? If can, how then to check files for malware that you want to download from the ...
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K7 Total Security not allowing me to view ssl certificates from any domain

Whenever i try to view the ssl certificate details(by clicking the padlock), I cant view the actual issuer as k7 total security is just replacing with K7 web proxy. Tried disabling k7, removed k7 ...
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How do I know that McAfee installed in my PC is original or pirated one?

How do I know that McAfee installed in my PC is original or pirated one? Can it so happen that McAfee got installed on my computer as a result of clicking a spurious link or while downloading another ...
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Window 10 Memory leak with Minifilter drivers

I've been seeing, for around 4 months, a constant memory leak when using anti-viruses that install a File System minifilter driver. Three months ago, I noticed this with AVAST, but as they had a ...
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Avast detects PHP built in web server as a virus

I'm using Avast free version, windows 10 64 bit and Xampp. Every time I run PHP built in web server, Avast detects it as a virus php -S localhost:8000 file.php I added the files as exception, that ...
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Windows Defender keeps taking action on nonexistent threats on nonexistent scans

I have a laptop (Dell Inspiron 3541) running Windows 10 v1803. Recently, I have been getting notifications from Windows Defender saying threats were found and removed on scnas that didn't happen. ...
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How to disable this annoying notifications in K7 Total security?

I am using K7 Total Security 15.1.0345 in Windows 7 OS. But I am getting this annoying notification every second: How to disable this thing?
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Reliable way to kill AV processes on windows?

What is a reliable way to kill AV Processes that are protected against termination? (Like most antivirus) I have SYSTEM level access on a machine but running a taskkill /F on the process still ...
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The Kaspersky Internet Security safelink indicator/URL Advisor icon is missing?

I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 2018. When I google something, I usually rely on Kaspersky Internet Security safelink indicator to prevent clicking the virus link. But recently when I google, ...
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sophos av path exclusion not working

I repeatedly get the Unable to write to talpa socket error because sophos free on ubuntu is trying to access a sshfs mount. I don't know what else I need to do to get sophos to not try to scan this ...
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How to stop antivirus false positives everytime we re-release software?

Windows Defender and AVG/Avast pickup our software application as a virus/false positive everytime we release. We have a code signing certificate and add taggant as well. Every time we release the ...
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Understanding a VirusTotal Report

I tested a file on VirusTotal and 10% of the feed back says it is bad. My question would be why didn't they all say it was a bad file? Why didn't the companies I recognize and trust say it was bad? ...
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Extensive use of CPU by antivirus

I have Guardian NetSecure anti-virus installed in my PC. Task manager shows that a process named Browser SandboxSafe Browsing Security Service(Core Browsing Protection), which seems to be part of the ...
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Chrome is claiming my antivirus is “incompatible application”

Beginning yesterday 2018-07-05, each time I start Chrome, it opens to this URL: chrome://settings/incompatibleApplications ESET Endpoint Antivirus is definitely not anything strange and there is no ...
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Virus or Windows Update?

Approach I am using windows 10 and as always I check the Services of my computer. Today reviewing if the Windows Update service was running I noticed the following service: I thought it was one of ...
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Can someone explain why the Compiled Batch-File detected by Antivirus as a threat?

When i create a Batch-File and Compile it to an .exe file (with Bat to Exe Converter), i suffer from a problem that when i execute the .exe file of the Batch my AntiVirus pop-up as the file is a ...
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Eset Internet Security blocking some of 'in' communications of svchost.exe

I have Win7 Ultimate and Eset Internet Security. I recently noticed that Eset blocked a lot of in communications made by svchost.exe . The svchost.exe is original microsoft and not some malware in ...
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Excel sharing violation error

Good day! Whenever I save an excel file, this error message always appears: Your changes could not be saved to "xxxx.xlsm" due to a sharing violation. Try saving to a different file. I've tried ...
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How to uninstall antiviral software (Avast) when normal process fails with “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file”?

In switching antivirus software, I disabled Avast and am now trying to uninstall it through the normal Apps & features control panel of Windows 10. After confirming with Windows 10 that the ...
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How to block sites on nod32 parental control without admin password?

Is there a way to disable the requirement to enter the admin password, only to block sites in parental control? In other changes to the settings, to still require the admin password.
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Are BIOS based key loggers undetectable?

tl;dr - Is some one probably (>20% probability) sniffing my data? Reasons After a fresh bios reset, hard disk format and windows install, my key presses and snappy After about a month of usage, ...
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Can I use my Windows anti-virus program to scan my Android device?

I have been searching anti-virus software which could enable me to clean the cell phone by using my PC/Laptop. Already I've tried Quick Heal's "PC to Mobile" but unable to execute on my Phone !
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After an update of ESET smart security, error message pops up on Windows 7

The ESET smart security update has been successfully installed and started to work for a while, but the Windows 7 action center places a red cross in the right area hand tray on the icon and when I ...
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disable “antivirus protection expired” message windows 10

I installed malwarebytes on to my computer to scan a drive, after the free trial expired(which I wasn't even using in the first place) windows has been giving me this message at some set interval. I ...
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How to see New Computers Antivirus Installed on Eset Remote Administrator Console

WE have Eset Remote Administrator Console with ERA server. I can see all the eset AV installed computers on the console. However i dont see new computers that have new installation of eset endpoint ...
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Antivirus is scanning and deleting infinitely generated temp files, causing high CPU usage

I am using Windows 10, and BitDefender Free Edition as Antivirus. Sometimes (it occurred not only once), I hear my CPU Fan spinning at very high speed and when I open my Task Manager to see what's ...
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Server-Client works with School Network, not with Home-Network

I programmed a server client in java which work, but only with the network of my school. So when i have tried to test it with my home network it didn't work. I have already checked the firewall ...
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How to remove (get rid of) Microsoft Security Essentials virus alert

I have Microsoft Security Essentials running on Windows 7 with real-time detection enabled. Recently it detected some "threats", which I do not consider to be threats. It now regularly pops up a ...
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Avast detected slow program

Recently my computer has just gotten so slow. I downloaded CCleaner and along with it came Avast. The former I ran and got rid of a bunch of junk slowing down my computer, but it was still slow so I ...
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Cant login to Developer Apple account - connection not secure

When I want to login to developer.apple.com on Safari I have error that Safari can't establish secure connection to https://idmsa.apple.com/IDMSWebAuth/login?appIdKey..... I could do that before ...
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How can I prove that installed anti-virus/security is slowing down my PC and by how much?

I have a Windows 7 laptop at work and a Windows 7 Desktop computer at home with similar specs. At home I have no anti-virus software running at all and the machine is super fast. At work there is a ...
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“Trojan:Script/Cloxer.A!cl”, any info on this virus? what does this virus do? [duplicate]

Windows Defender identified and removed a threat on my Win10Pro PC called "Trojan:Script/Cloxer.A!cl". But there is no information on the web on this trojan, searching for this yields little/nothing. ...
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What package rules do I need to set up in Kaspersky's Firewall to unblock Docker's “Shared Drive” feature?

Kaspersky's Firewall blocks Docker's Shared Drive feature. One possible solution to unblock the feature is to set the vEthernet (DockerNAT) network to private. Is it possible to add a package rule to ...
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Is it still recommended to perform malware scans in safe mode?

In previous windows versions, it was recommended to run the antivirus as administrator in safe mode. Is that still recommended in windows 10 or it doesn't matter anymore?
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Unable to end/remove a process I think is a keylogger

I have a suspicion that the process "OSRSS", shown below, is some sort of virus, although I believe it is more specifically a keylogger. When I check its file location, it directs me to "C:\WINDOWS\...
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chrome is getting redirected to some ad website

I am not able to understand what is happening in my laptop. I open a any website like http://www.omnisecu.com/cisco-certified-network-associate-ccna/cisco-router-interface-configuration-commands.php ...
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Windows Defender turned off by Group Policy

My PC with Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB v.1607 installed, automatically restarted for an error (I don't remember the error, I just remember a blue page in Windows style with a sad emoticon face). ...
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Update to Windows 10 version 1709 is stuck, how can I fix it?

I have a Windows 10 Pro laptop that has been trying to download Win10 version 1709 for days and it's stuck at the same point... no amount of rebooting, tweaking or waiting has helped. The first thing ...
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Windows Defender made all my documents “corrupt and unreadable” (0x80070570)

I read some stuff online about cryptocurrency mining and wanted to give it a go, so I downloaded a miner which I know to be trustworthy called XMR-Stak. I downloaded it from the official GitHub page, ...
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How to safely remove “old” GDATA files

I have uninstalled the GDATA anti virus program but the files C:#GDATA.TRASH.STORE# still remain. Those files take forever to scan. How can I safely remove those files.
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Windows reports Panda Free Antivirus' firewall is off

My Windows 10 OS is reporting a warning on Windows Defender Security Center: However, my Panda Free Antivirus doesn't have a firewall and I don't see any warnings on Panda frontend.