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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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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.
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How do I stop Windows Defender in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I turned off all Windows Defender settings on my Windows 10 VM, but real-time protection kept re-enabling itself. I then found a registry setting to turn it off for good, but now Windows Defender ...
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Get control over Bitdefender Antivirus actions

I really hate that software is trending towards "let me do this for you". I know there are lots of people (especially when it comes to security) who don't know how to handle "threats" but Bitdefender ...
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Chrome seems infected with malware (PUP.optional.ASK) [duplicate]

I've had this reoccuring problem with my pc getting infected with this annoying malware everytime I use Google Chrome. The Malware causes instability and eats up cpu performance and has been a real ...
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How do I get rid of this annoying pop up on Windows 10 (Chrome browser) [duplicate]

Apologies if this is the wrong group. I did look for a "Ask Differerent" group that is for Windows user rather than Mac users, to no avail. If there's a better group, please point me that way. ...
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Why does the time on my laptop keep changing?

My Laptop time is changing when ever I am opening it first time of the day. This problem i notice since this new year 2018. I am using Antivirus - Kaspersky Internet Security with valid key and ...
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Prevent user from installing software

My grandfather is pretty tech-savy for his age and loves to send emails, use Photoshop, and browse the web. I've made his computer pretty secure by installing AdBlock and teaching him how not to ...
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Windows Defender reports Fuerboos.C!cl threat inconsistently

I'm not sure of the appropriate forum for this question since it kind of sits between programming and general computer use, but I'll try here because it has nothing to do with code yet. I've been ...
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FULLY stop an antivirus from running

I would like a way to fully stop Avast or any antivirus from running. I don't want to uninstall Avast or disable the Shields I want to be able to look in task manager and not see Avast running as a ...
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How one can protect a computer from the “Process Doppelgänging” attack and how to detect such an attack?

A new code injection attack has been reported that is called "Process Doppelgänging." All versions of Windows are said to be vulnerable. The attack was found to be invisible to all major security ...
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Why Is “Windows protecting people's PC” from my program? Can I get around it?

I have a Batch program that I convert to exe using BattoEXE converter. It always triggers the smartscreen feature in windows 10. Why and how do I get around this?
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How do antivirus softwares conflict with each other?

I've been taught that I should never install two antivirus (AV) softwares together, because they will conflict. Even Windows Defender (since Windows 8) disables itself upon detecting another AV ...
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Avast on macOS High Sierra claims it has caught the Windows-Only “Cryptonight” virus

Yesterday I ran a full system scan using my Avast antivirus software and it found a infection file. The file's location is : /private/var/db/uuidtext/7B/BC8EE8D09234D99DD8B85A99E46C64 Avast ...
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Malicious software removal tool reports hundreds of infections and finally finds nothing

I have downloaded the Malicious software removal tool from the Microsoft website, and got the November 2017 edition, which obviously is the latest one available. During Quick analyse, the tool reports ...
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Antivirus locking files

I have both MalwareBytes and Norton Internet Security on my home PC, and run scans regularly. Needless to say it takes some time to do a complete scan, but I run NIS first then when that's finished I ...