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How do I get rid of the Chrome extension TopSearchEngine?

Somehow (probably me when I wasn't paying attention), a plugin was installed in Chrome called TopSearchEngine. I remove the plugin from Chrome every few weeks but occasionally (every few weeks) Chrome ...
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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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How can I manually track down and uninstall a specific malicious program that doesn't get picked up by anti-malware?

I am in the unfortunate position of using Windows 8.1 on my home PC and being haunted by a recurring piece of malware. Normally, Windows Defender works fine to keep my PC clean but this one particular ...
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How can I remove an unwanted Chromium installation from Windows 10?

Chromium suddenly installed itself on my computer. It activates on startup. Picking "open file location" from the desktop shortcut shows there's an .exe in \AppData\Local\Chromium\Application. I can't ...
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Unknown Process sustse/kworkerds running on servers

We have noticed Unknown Process sustse/kworkerds running on CoreOS servers this was identified as Cripto malware, Followed below article but not helpfull, killed process and deleted the file in temp,...
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Is using HP Recovery manager to perform a factory image recovery the same as a full clean format?

I have a HP Windows 10 laptop. Recently I suspected that I contracted some kind of malware on it off the internet, and I didn't want to take any risks, so took the laptop to a tech shop to get it ...
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How to investigate and remove Trojan:EC2/DGADomainRequest.B

My GuardDuty management console on Amazon shows that my server is infected with malware: "EC2 instance i-7e1d4356 is querying algorithmically generated domains. Such domains are commonly used by ...
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./xmrig -c config.json -B starts using all cores in my machine

Title is all there is. Whenever i start my VM and leave it idle for a while, i always come back to ./xmrig -c config.json -B using all of my cores to 100%. I dont know what this is but it renders the ...
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My files are showing .blower file extension

My files are showing .blower file extension. I have tried to remove malware and viruses but this problem is still there. Installed Microsoft Security Essentials and also ran Microsoft Malicious ...
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Malware Hunting With Free Dos/SPFdisk: Questionable Files and Partition

I am trying to track down the location of persistent malware and have found a small partition I am unable to remove along with some files that I can only see when I use SPFdisk (Free Dos). I have ...
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In case of OS and MBR malware, what will be the difference between a factory reset, a format and a disk wipe? [duplicate]

In case of malware infection in latest windows OS, like win 10, which is the best course of action for complete disinfection - a factory reset using troubleshoot and recovery, a format of entire drive ...
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I can't delete this folder which contain virus, it keeps being recreated when deleted [duplicate]

So today I was desperate to find a space for my c drive since I want to install something new. in that case I'm scanning my c drive for extra space. and I found this weird folder with weird content. I ...
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Unable to uninstall Paragon HFS+ For Windows

I wanted to create a bootable usb key of MacOS Sierra so I needed to be able to read HFS partition on my Windows 10 computer. After a quick research I found this software: HFS4Win But this software ...
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Remove Sticky Bloatware in Windows 10

Few days back, I installed a software and I do not remember its name on my Windows 10 PC. It showed some error during installation so I immediately removed it. Since then I am seeing a big square ...
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Extra CPU usage by Windows 10

I've have been using windows for such a long time but having a doubt that why would cpu be used even during idle . Please check the screenshot How could be that be possible only one user is logged ...
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“chron-34e2fg command consume 100% CPU on Linux AMI”

Hello i'm not the principal answer of this question, however, i want to answer at this Original post asked at the wrong place, in fist part i said how i fix it and then i will edit this post to say ...
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How to trace which JavaScripts are being loaded (Malware in Wordpress)

I'm having trouble with an infected Wordpress website. At random the page is redirected to some shady advertisement. It's similar to the description here: https://blog.sucuri.net/2016/05/wordpress-...
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What are the steps to remove reimageplus virus manually? [duplicate]

What are the steps to remove reimageplus virus manually(as in without using any third party software)? I tried using adwcleaner but it seems to keep coming back or something. How to completely remove ...
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How to be 100% certain a USB drive has not been tampered with and has no malware? [duplicate]

Say you find a usb drive on the street and you want to be 100% sure it hasn't been tampered with, neither via software nor by modifying its hardware (adding or modifying components, etc.), so that ...
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How can I remove all traces of McAfee under Windows 10?

It is well known that it is pretty hard to remove McAfee from a computer once it has been installed. Unfortunately my new Windows 10 PC came with a test version of McAfee installed. I uninstalled it ...
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I updated Chrome through brew cask and getting suspicious behavior

I have updated my Google Chrome to version 59.0.3071.115 by using: brew cask reinstall google-chrome and now when I start chrome, it opens two tabs with these URLs: http://www.prosoftwarepc.com/...
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How do I get rid of showad.js in windows 10?

I keep getting this pop-up at the bottom of my screen that asks me what I want to do with Showad.js? It gives me the choice of Save - Save as or cancel. I always hit cancel. Is the sites I see with ...
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Windows 8.1 - “Chrome is out of date” Malware?

I've recently started getting a suspicious window appear in chrome which suggests chrome is out of date even though it isn't. The window isn't part of chrome and can be closed using altf4 when it ...
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Where to look for Addonjet infection on Chrome/Windows 10?

I have the following symptom of Addonjet infection showing up randomly on my Windows 10 system: However, I search for ways of eliminating it and the solutions proposed make no sense. I find nothing ...
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I can not remove malware from a laptop?

A computer virus is driving me crazy. The virus types "x" continuously wherever it finds a text field and at the top of open applications ( where the name of the application is displayed). This means ...
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Dealing with malware aftermath [duplicate]

Hello fellow computer users, because of the fact that I'm a moron, I managed to download a malware and let it fully install, now I've completely managed to get rid of it to full extent, only problems ...
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Google searches in Internet Explorer redirects to cse.google.com

In Internet Explorer under Windows 10 Pro, Google searches suddenly redirects to cse.google.com. This wasn't happening previously, and this problem does not occur with Firefox. Google searches with ...
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Chrome Adware Infected Across Windows and OSX

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I have some adware infecting Chrome and it started at the same time on both my Windows 10 machine and my Mac. Basically, a few times a day, a full ...
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Find out what program is creating a folder

Some program (malware I suspect) keeps creating a folder on my Windows 7 Pro desktop titled "gg" with nothing inside of it but another empty folder titled "Administrative Tools". How do I track down ...
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Is there a reasonable way to clean risky thumb drives?

I have used a lot of thumb drives in an environment with high risk of malware, and I never put one back into the laptop I rely on. So now I have all these exposed thumb drives. Is there a reasonable ...
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Windows Vista malware changed my admin password [duplicate]

I accidentally installed malware on my computer and it changed the admin user account password. Is there any way to bypass putting in the password, so I can run anti-malware?
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Completely remove FlexNet Connect software [duplicate]

I installed software from Nuance recently, and they surreptitiously installed a program called FlexNet Connect (even with a custom install). FlexNet Connect does not provide useful information on its ...
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A malware in Mozilla, An URL opens automatically? [duplicate]

Some times when I open a site in Mozilla, a URL that starts with vadabzauefrpph4xraz8ewblhsbsbxkfq7sx8d9me4nuemgnx2yt5cnyfzzlxek.com will replace with the site's URL, What should I do to solve this ...
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pseudohydrophobia process Mac

Recently I started noticing when I browse a web page in my MBP 10.10.5 Yosemite that Chrome Canary Version 53 was opening a new tab or some pages were not opening...this tab was redirecting me to ...
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Every time I boot my pc a website loads

the website is http://gameloft.name/ obviously a malware but I did run programs like rkill (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/) Then adwcleaner then spybot then browserbased scanners ...
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Adware, malware popups and redirects [duplicate]

About a week ago, while browsing the internet - with my Lenovo S860 / Android / Chrome -, some popups came out, and initially i thought that the site has some ads, but it was something else. I've ...
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Noad steep tv ads running on PC

I have ads playing in the background of my PC. In the task manager there is a process named noad steep tv. If I try to end it, it just reappears after a few minutes. My antivirus doesn’t find anything....
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Can I determine a ransomware decryption key, given an encrypted file and its original?

I've recently been victim of a ransomware attack. I lost some of my files because but I have some of them backed up. If I have for example, the same txt file, one of them encrypted, and the other, ...
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How do I get rid of istartsurf browser hijacker

My Firefox browser has become infected with the istartsurf hijacker, which means that an istartsurf tab is added to my browser's tabs each time I start Firefox. How do I get rid of it? What I already ...
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How to remove the “mystartsearch” browser redirect malware? [duplicate]

I keep deleting the search engine on Firefox, yet every time I restart Firefox it shows up again. I am setting Google as default. How can I remove "mystartsearch"? This is not something similar ...
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smartsputnik.ru became my default search engine, replacing Google search [duplicate]

I had a major problem trying to get smartsputnik.ru from being my default browser. I'm pretty sure that it came from some weird Japanese game my neighbor's kid downloaded recklessly from some site. ...
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uTorrent - adware / malware on download and install - Mac OSX Yosemite

I recently downloaded uTorrent (for the more ethically concerned: to get a wikipedia data dump as the official download server kept terminating my download, not to rip off copyright holders...), and ...
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Windows 10 'Reset this PC' effective for removing malware?

I've long fallen back on reformatting my hard drive whenever I've got a virus/malware/spyware, but now that I've upgraded to Windows 10 can I put those days behind me because of the 'Reset my PC' ...
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Explorer.exe keeps trying to Visit Suspicious Website [duplicate]

Today, I have been receiving pop-ups from Malwarebytes roughly every 20 minutes telling me that it blocked C:\Windows\explorer.exe from attempting to visit appexsports.trafficmanager.net. A full scan ...
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File delete - access is denied even with /F

I'm trying to delete an executable, but it fails with the error Access is denied even adding /F to force it as del /F system.exe. I'm using an elevated Command Prompt. Attempting to delete the file ...
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How to prevent sotware installation in Windows10 w/o asking machine password

Recently I upgraded to Windows10 and my brother did some downloading of books which brought some malwares too like mystarsearch engine, AnyProtect etc... Even after un-installing from Contol Panel it ...
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Malware is causing Google Chrome to forget user data [duplicate]

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 and every time I restart the computer it's like Google Chrome reinstalls itself from scratch. My browsing history, download history, extensions, themes, etc... all ...
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Unable to remove MiuiTab from my PC [duplicate]

Recently I used internet so much. Also, I have downloaded a lot of things. But now, I noticed that many ads are affecting my PC. Finding a bit and researching told me that I have download a thing that ...
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Same popup on my devices, is there a malware?

From couple of days I had on my laptop Adcash.com popup on Chrome, I tried to delete all the cache and cookies but it still exists. Then I found the same popups on my Android phone and another phone ...
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In which Windows startup mode should I scan for adware? [duplicate]

I think my Acer Windows 7 64-bit PC is infected with adware because even though I customize my browser settings within seconds it changes to the previous setting. Also the message Not Responding shows ...