Questions tagged [malware]

Malware (short for Malicious Software) is a type of software designed to access a computer system without the owner's informed consent.

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Where to download a CLEAN version of Win10 Media Creation Tool 1909? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me where I can download a clean version of Windows 10 Media Creation Tool 1909? The version that I currently downloaded is shown to include a PUA upon scanning the file via ...
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Security differences in going online by WiFI vs by Ethernet lan cable

Which relevant differences are there when comparing: going online with a computer via WiFI connection or using a Ethernet port and connect with Lan cable to the computer? 1) Aspects such as: VPNs, ...
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Can a virus or malware hide itself within a clean exe. Or .Zip file after coming into pc? [duplicate]

I was torrenting and suddenly a pop up appeard in utorrent saying this file can harm your computer or something like that. I was attacked by some malware. As soon as I noticed this I turned off the ...
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Can virtualbox monitor what you do when you use it in connection to the Internet?

Can virtualbox monitor what you do when you use it in connection to the Internet? Is there any evidence this is not technically possible (any link available)? Or is it just our trust in the software ...
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outgoing ssh connections from unknown source - malware?

I "manage" a server running fedora 21. Some applications/programs were already installed when i started managing this server. It runs email server, git and a bunch other small things. It's also the ...
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Chrome opening links after prefixing with another domain [duplicate]

So, I was browsing through Chrome for something around three days ago in Google, and when I clicked a search result, noticed a weird think happening in the URL bar. Generally, clicking a link shown in ...
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Broken keyboard or viruses and malware? [duplicate]

I am having a problem with my laptop. When I was trying to type my login password I could not write it because keyboard did not work. Then the keyboard started working but when I press for ex. "2" it ...
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How to remove yahoo redirect from google?

Although Chrome works fine, in safari, whenever I make a Google search, the results are returned in yahoo search, which suggests a malware in my Mac. How can I detect and remove this malware?
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Unwanted remote connection to my XAMPP server

I was recently doing web development with XAMPP, and only Apache running. I finished and quitted XAMPP from the taskbar icon without stopping Apache first. After some time, a pop up from Malwarebytes ...
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Why is a laptop sharing a wireles hotspot (difrent name) while “the hotspot” is disabled

So I recently found out, that my laptop has been sharing a network like a hotspot, but the hotspot is disabled. This network has an ssid that changes, when i reset the wifi-card and switch on/off ...
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Why is Defender flagging bitmask_helper as a trojan?

For a few years now, I've been using the excellent RiseUp VPN from the RiseUp project. However, since moving from Windows 7 to 10, I've noticed that Windows Defender consistently flags the bundled ...
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Computer freezes often (and always under certain circumstances)

I have experienced a lot of issues with freezing in my computer. At first, I had to disable Superfetch and Windows Update because these services would cause - and still cause - this shortly after ...
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User Account Control blocks mmc.exe from executing

I was trying to open Device Manager in the control panel. It gave an error whilst opening. Refer to the image below.And it's my personal laptop. I need a solution please.To regain full access to my ...
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High CPU usage from “VBoxVirtualHeadless” (VirtualBox isn't install it on my laptop)

My CPU load is high, up to 100% a lot of the time, because of a two tasks called "VBoxVirtualHeadless" and "VirtualBox", which have a high CPU usage up to 60% even if VirtualBox isn't installed on my ...
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When I lock my computer, some sort of macro is run. How do I find the offending program?

Problem: Frequently (~5%) of the time, when I lock the computer (win + L), the computer goes to the lock screen then the "Project" window (w + P) is displayed almost immediately, followed by: When I ...
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Keyboard randomly writes on its own

My friend gave me one of his old gaming keyboards a while ago. It works fine but sometimes it randomly types words like "tseries" or "spontttttt". It also likes to press Escape or Enter for no reason. ...
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Compromised Ubuntu VM - How should I go about tearing it apart to figure out what happened?

Alright, here's the situation: the lab I work in has a dedicated virtual machine server running VMWare ESXi, with a number of virtual machines running on it. Our IT department started getting Fail2Ban ...
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Weird menu jumping on my computer

I've noticed that my start menu, notification bar and right mouse menu activate on their own, in a very random manner; I haven't figured out what would be triggering it, or been able to intentionally ...
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env file requesting screen recording permissions mac Catalina

While I was viewing the new Privacy permissions, I noticed a file named "env" requesting screen recording permissions. I don't recall any pop-up, I just noticed the request for permissions while ...
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Isolated Network between 2 VM's - VMWare Workstation [closed]

I am attempting to create a testing network for school, I am trying to create a network with VMWare that only allows those 2 VM's that would be on that network to communicate. I am getting into ...
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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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Renaming Virtual Box Linux kernel modules

I am trying to make a sandbox in order to examine behavior of malware. In order to provoke malware execution I need to make VM to be undetectable by malware. I am using VirtualBox, and VirtualBox ...
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Stack buffer overflow

I received a faulting application name: svchostxece_WpnUserService and Faulting module name:QuietHours.dll. Exception code 0xc0000409. Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe ...
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Windows 10 security regarding malicious zipped files [closed]

Is there any possibility of malware infection in Windows 10 for the following three situations, a) When you download a zipped file, but do not use it (you do not open it)? and b) When you only ...
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Is it possible to change the firmware of a mouse?

Recently, I plugged in my Trust GXT 130 to a school computer and am now worried about hardware malware. I read that it is necessary to know the address of the memory that has to be accessed and that ...
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Would it be possible for a running virus or malware to hide or pause when the task manager is running in windows 10?

I found that my computer running slowly, but, when the task manager is running, the computer would become more smoothly. Does this mean my computer is running malware or virus? Would it be possible ...
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Chinese string and extra icon resources in second desktop.ini file

I'm aware that Windows makes use of two different desktop.ini files for the Desktop - one for the user desktop and one for the Public desktop. However, I've noticed for a while that one of my desktop....
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Is it possible for a malware to completely hide a folder such that Windows think it doesn't exist?

Today I have a firewall rule allowing incoming traffic for a program called kmss.exe in Windows Firewall on one of my computers and I'm 100% sure that I didn't add it, neither was I ever asked to ...
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I'm new to networks and need help deciphering this packet: [Expert Info (Chat/Sequence): POST /version HTTP/1.1\r\n]

The source and destination is both 127.0.0.1 and the protocol is http. If I am not mistaken, the loopback IP destination (127.0.0.1) or any variant of this within a range could be used by malware to ...
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In Login screen of Windows7 appears USER and ask for password [duplicate]

Today, for a first time, in my Windows 7 login screen has appeared a user account named "USER" and is asking for password. Never saw something similar. I think a malware or virus has infected my ...
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If the OS on my micro-sd card is infected with malware, would I need to scrub infected sd-card first, or, just dd a clean OS to the infected sd-card?

PURPOSE: Create new, malware-free OS (3GB) on an (malware) infected micro-sd card (16GB). HOW? Rewriting the OS to the infected sd-card FROM a clean, (2nd) sd-card, using 'dd' command: (ie: "sudo dd ...
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How to remove ad script malware injection on Firefox

I'm using linux mint tara. When I browse through firefox, occasionally an encrypted script is getting injected into the page that I'm browsing. When clicked anywhere on the page opens a popup ad. How ...
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Is drag and drop and shared clipboard a way for a malware to escape a virtual machine or sandbox?

Windows sandbox does it, you can enable them on many other virtual machine software too. And I think in stuff like Sandboxie, the clipboard is shared too.
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What is the “Safety Tips” component present on chrome://components?

I'm worried about a component I've seen on my chrome://components list. It's name is Safety Tips (see the Image description here). Is it malware or a virus of any kind? How do I uninstall it? My ...
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language settings in psiphon pro in android

I have installed psiphon pro apk on my mobile it worked fine in English. Some thing went wrong and I see all app is in Arabic. I do not understand it is my mobile phone hacked
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What's the worst that can happen when you visit a sketchy site?

Although this doesn't happen very often, on occasion, whenever I visit a new website when looking for information, it turns out to be one of those malevolent ones that attempts to open up several pop-...
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Can an ISO file damage—or infect—the machine it's being burned on?

I'm wondering if an ISO file can do damage—or infect the system— that it's being burned on. Something like the Zip Slip Vulnerability or similar. I really want to burn an ISO to a disc, but I can’t ...
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What does the themeapiport do?

In the report of a malware analysis service I found the followoing concerning an analyzed file: Connects to LPC ports details: "<Input Sample>" connecting to "\ThemeApiPort" source: API Call ...
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browser suddenly open “http://windowsdefender.club/warning/download.php?mn=5623” [duplicate]

in recent days, my browser"chrome" would suddenly open a site with the address "h ttp://windowsdefender.club/warning/download.php?mn=5623" I have no idea why and I have tried several diff methods of ...
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Ransomware [supportcrypt2019@cock.li].Adame [duplicate]

Today I have turned on my pc and I found out that all my files in all my 5 Internal Harddrives and usbkey attached have been encrypted. The extension is [supportcrypt2019@cock.li].Adame Is there a ...
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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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ShellExperienceHost.exe Adware removal - Solved was Chrome notification

I have some adware I can't get rid of. I'd appreciate any advice. I have tried Malware Bytes and all kinds of manual methods to get rid of it. ShellExperienceHost.exe as I understand it can be used ...
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google chrome “managed by your organization” on linux

today I opened google chrome and saw this on customize and Control menu : "managed by your organization" , is that a malware sign ? if yes how can I completely remove that malware? my os is a Linux ...
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Is Auslogic Registery Cleaner a Virus?

Okay, okay. I know that it is scareware and I was dumb to install it. But does anyone know if it leaves any lasting effects on your computer? It let it scan my computer, only to realize it told me I ...
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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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Trojan:Win 32/tiggre!plock [duplicate]

So hey. We bought a computer last Tuesday and I got too excited. I wanted to download skyrim so bad that I trusted an unsecured site and got trojan:win 32/tiggre!plock virus instead. I don't know ...
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Showing real memory used on Windows 10

I bought a lenovo ideapad 330s laptop. It has 4GB of ram. When I turn on the computer after I bought it, I could play call of dutty black-ops 2. It stopped working then I gave it to the seller to fix ...
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i might have email sending some of malware fud stealing my work might be paranoid [duplicate]

basically I think my pc at home may have been compromised from within the network I am a music producer my fruity loops save button go off automatically and microphone is it possible someone could ...
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Chrome google search getting redirected to bing

When I run a google search and I get back the list of the resulting pages. Sometimes if I click on one of these pages, it opens the page on a new tab and the result of the google search on the ...
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How to track down Chrome spam popup enforced by an extension?

I've got an extension that forces GMail advertising popups that I want to remove, but am unable at the settings page: I tried disabling my extensions, but it still was enforced. What is the globe ...

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