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

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Kaspersky Security Center moves devices out of groups

normally I manage devices usisng Kaspersky security center's group policies. so all devices are assigned to their groups. However KSC suddenly moved them almost all to unassigned devices, There is ...
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Computer acts like it has lost internet, but is still connected

I am having a weird problem with my laptop. My computer will act like it has lost connection to the internet (Slack cant send messages, Chrome says no internet access, stuff like that), but current ...
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Check PDF for Viruses

I found this on Github. https://github.com/alitekdemir/Python-Books/blob/master/Jon%20Erickson%20-%20Hacking%20Art%20of%20Exploitation.pdf I wan't to support the real author with buying it, but ...
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Windows 10 file copy mechanisms

I have a program that monitors a directoru and then operates on it when placed in said directory. My program seems to have some kind of error when files are large. I dont have any details yet but ...
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Remove bit9 cb protection agent approval (Carbon Black)

My system has the cb protection agent installed from bit9/Carbon Black. When I install some programs it will pop up with a message to ask me to add an exception, and I can see other exceptions I've ...
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git-lfs on WSL blocked by Avast Free Antivirus

The following problem suddenly turned up on my Windows 10 Laptop: I have been using the Windows Subsystem for Linux for years, and I've used git-lfs (git large file storage) on the WSL for several ...
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My computer plays audio even when I don't have any programs open [duplicate]

This has happened to me twice, the first time being a Spanish video and the second time being very weird noises and talking. I don't know why but it's probably a virus even though I don't download ...
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What does software reporter tool actually do?

I'm no longer using Chrome. Today I just started it accidentally, and noticed the "classical" extremely high CPU usage and fans spinning hard due to the infamous software reporter tool and terminate ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 using Windows 8 DVD

I need to install Windows 8.1 but unfortunately lack an installation medium. I have a Windows 8 DVD and could install Windows 8 first, then upgrade from Windows Store. But I am not sure what is the ...
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Unknown IP attempted access to UDP port

I am checking up on my antivirus software (McAffee) and noticed in my security history it says: The PC 192.168.0.45 tried to access your system port UDP port 137. If you want to allow this traffic ...
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Why Mandatory ASLR (Force Randomization for images) in Windows defender has issues with portable apps?

I'm using the latest build of Windows 10, 1909. when I turn on Mandatory ASLR in Windows Defender Exploit Protection, I can't launch portable programs. for example I have Internet Download manager ...
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How to setup the virusscan feature in winrar with malwarebytes?

When you open the virus scan feature in winrar it does not automatically detect malwarebytes. But there is a user specified option. How do you set it up so it scans with the antivirus malwarebytes?
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How can uninstall norton security from my pc?

I accidentally installed Norton Security by installing Adobe Digital Edition via Chocolatey (It was a tick that I forgot to untick in the Adobe Digital Edition installer). I am wondering I can ...
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Windows 10 error 0x80080005: cannot update, cannot turn on antivirus, firewall,

It's been a month since I could last update my operating system. I have Windows 10 that came with my laptop HP ZBook 17 G5. I also have HP Client Security, HP Velocity, HP WorkWise, Intel management ...
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Will the System Restore bring back Ransomware even after using an anti-virus?

I have been attacked by a Ransomware STOP djvu vs extension .npsk. I will be able to remove it soon, but after that, I want to use System Restore to recover my original file that not been encrypted ...
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MalwareBytes re-installation removes single-file scan from context menu

I was forced to reinstall MalwareBytes in the process of updating the virus definition. MalwareBytes is now the main AV. The Windows Security Centre has a Virus & threat protection subpanel ...
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Why do I need to uninstall Anti-Virus for a Windows update

A computer running Windows 10 1809 was complaining that its Windows installation would be soon outdated, so I did the sensible thing and started an update. However, the update hit a road-block as it ...
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How do I prevent Avast Core Shields turning on automatically?

I am using a laptop that to interface with some hardware, needs Avast security shields turned off. Selecting 'turn off indefinitely' does no such thing, and the shields start again at random times. Is ...
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McAfee Endpoint Security for Linux Threat Prevention cannot schedule ODS-Tasks [closed]

McAfee Endpoint Security for Linux Threat Prevention, Version : 10.5.4.106 We are working on a Linux server with a pre-installed McAfee. The regular ODS-Scanning has been really annoyed us. So we've ...
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McAfee quarantined musixmatch downloaded from MS store and showing Real Protect-EC?

I wish to use musixmatch.So i downloaded it from Microsoft store and opened it. I used a google account to to authenticate musixmatch .When google authentication was happening, Mcafee quarantined ...
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Is there any way to scan Windows XP folders for viruses from Windows 10

We know that Windows XP is passed away long time before. But still I like to use ( or I have no other way because some old software work only on XP). Most of the anti-virus and malware protection ...
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Running MalwareBytes & Spybot without Defender stepping aside

For years, I had Microsoft Security Essential on Windows 7, and I installed MalwareBytes and Spybot Search & Destroy. I deactivated real time components of the non-native antimalware products. ...
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Changes to MsMpEng.exe in late 2019/2020 make it unquitable

MsMpEng.exe seems to be core to microsoft's anti malware software, therefore it ought to be something I'm thankful for. However, I don't have any control over when it starts and it can be quite ...
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Best Way to Get Rid of Ceprolad.A [duplicate]

Well this is embarrassing... I was attempting to download a freeware tool and clicked on the wrong thing so I was blasted with tons of malware. Windows Defender seems to have gotten rid of some of ...
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Looking for an antivirus that can be shut down [closed]

I've recently tried the highly-rated Bitdefender. I was satisfied, except for one problem: it was not possible to shut it down. I believe that this is a common trait of antivirus software these days, ...
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Why is an unremovable Policy for “QuicAllowed” making Google Chrome tell me it's managed by my organisation?

Why is a registry key appearing in HKLM:\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome!QuicAllowed? It reappears on reboot if I delete it. Its presence is causing Google Chrome to tell me that the browser is ...
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Where do you find the file lists that Microsoft collects from your system?

System -> Update & Security -> Windows security (on the left) -> Virus & threat protection (on the right) -> Manage settings (under Virus & threat protection settings on the right) ...
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Is there some kind of industry-standard or at least Windows Defender-supported “anti-virus hint config file”?

I have had numerous instances when Windows Defender has just decided to delete youtube-dl.exe, located in My Documents\youtube-dl. Similarly, I have a dir where my self-coded e-mail application ...
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Windows Defender does not run an Offline scan. Event Viewer reports Event Id 5007

When I start the Offline scan from the Windows Defender App in Windows 10, as expected, it restarts my system and then only briefly attempts to run Windows Defender Offline but quickly restarts my ...
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Is antivirus software necessary for Windows 10 in 2020+? [closed]

I use BitDefender Endpoint Protection on 200+ machines and servers. As I am about to renew the licence that is about 7000 USD / triennial, I was wondering is the antivirus necessary at all today on ...
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Virus added .mbed File Extension

The files on my PC's 2 drives have been altered by a virus; all files on both drives now have an extra extension of ".mbed" Here you have a screenshot to get my point: So what is the shortcut way ...
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“Antimalware Service Executable” disk usage continually runs at 100%

Antimalware Service Executable (Win10) has had disk usage pegged at 100% for five hours and counting. Is there any way to get some level of detail what specifically it's doing and/or an estimate of ...
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Is possible use instream to clamd from shell?

Someone would point me how to use the clamd daemon in an remote server to scan files? The cenario is: Two Servers (Server A - application like pure-ftpd, Server B clamav runing) Server A send one ...
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High data usage by Avast

I migrated from Sophos to Avast because Sophos was downloading and uploading 2 GB per day (see High data usage by Sophos Home). But avast has the same problem. Here is the output of nettop on three ...
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What to do with the file which is not handled by AVG or Windows Defender?

I have installation pacakge en_biztalk_server_2016_developer_x64_dvd_9520931 and it contains file ...Utilities/ReplacePublicKeyToken/ReplacePKT.vbs and AVG is scanning this file for tens of hours, it ...
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How do I uninstall Avast Anti-Virus after accidentally deleting it from my CCleaner Uninstall Programs list?

I went on CCleaner because I wanted to uninstall Avast Antivirus from my computer because theres too many programs running at start up and I already have the paid version (premium) of MalwareBytes ...
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How can I verify if virus threats are false positives or actually threats?

I was trying to install some time tracking applications: Procrastitracker and Fruitful Time based on suggestions from this question. Unfortunately, Avast keeps showing me messages about IDP.Alexa.51 ...
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Which exceptions should I add for WSL and Hyper-V in Avast Firewall?

Summary: I have my firewall blocking the WSL server (Ubuntu 18.04) only when running on Visual Studio Code. It is also preventing my Hyper-V VM (Ubuntu 19.04) to establish almost every connection to ...
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Can I install multiple antivirus software and have only one active?

For a long time I used Avast in Windows 7 but Windows 10 has the native defender antivirus. When I disable Avast, I still cannot turn on the defender real time protection (I think I would need to ...
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antivirus , Symantec endpoint protection

if I add a file name in an exclusion list of antivirus to not to scan and after adding it I change the name of the file will that same file will be excluded from the scan or will it be detected as an ...
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why our anti virus scan showed that there are 2 files inside our formatted flash memory

I faced this weird thing:- I have 2 laptops; personal & work. which are both windows 7 (Home and professional) On my personal laptop i have used a flash memory as a ReadyBoost to speed up my ...
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batch to exe virus detected, solution or alternative way

After converting the batch(.bat) file to .exe file using Bat To Exe Converter, the .exe file is detected as Trojan Virus. The sample batch file: @echo off if exist "myexe.exe" START myexe.exe -...
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How can I stop/disable McAfee ads/popups in Lenovo (Recommended by LENOVO)

I have recently bought a Lenovo laptop with Windows 10 which has been good so far. However, there is something really annoying with it which is a an ad that appears every time I turn on the laptop. ...
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Safely clean McAfee logs

Directory C:\ProgramData\McAfee\MCP\Logs takes up 3.2GB. From the name of the directory, it appears that the logs are for McAfee Client Proxy (MCP). The files in that directory have the following ...
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Is there no way in Windows Defender to exclude a folder from realtime scanning but still include it for scheduled scanning?

According to the documentation this does not seem possible: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-antivirus/configure-exclusions-windows-defender-...
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How to parse McAfee Endpoint Security log for the found viruses?

Before I was using VSE which generated log OnDemandScanLog.txt. My script parsed the log and searched for the line 'detected'. In case 'detected = 0' it sent me email than nothing was found. ENS does ...
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How to prevent windows defender antivirus from deleting a file of a program

I am developing an app in react native. During installing an app (when I run its run-android command in cmd) in emulator antivirus is deleting an exe file as soon as it's downloaded. So how can I ...
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How to force run antivirus at boot time if a persistent virus present? [duplicate]

Recently i get a virus, undetectable with virus scanners in offline OS state. The virus doesn't let to run antiviruses, debuggers, cmd, msconfig. Unfortunately, by backup is broken. My idea is to ...
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Browser sending unallowed requests

I've got some malware so now my browser is sending requests to strange sites: Also if I click on any html element in a browser It may redirect me to unwanted pages I've tried to fix this using ...
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How can I prevent Windows from automatically deleting malicious files?

I am working on a presentation and want to copy an old exploit code (github-file) to a file in Sublime3 with nice syntax, highlighting, and so on. But when I try to save the file, Windows ...

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