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A trojan horse is a type of malware that poses as benevolent software, while secretly installing other malware in your system.

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I accidentally downloaded a Trojan:Win32/Occamy.C virus. I did not run the EXE. Am I safe? [closed]

So I have just downloaded a Trojan virus on accident. I did not run the EXE, and now the file is gone (I don't know if I deleted it or not, but it isn't in my recycling bin.) I ran a McAfee security ...
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Do I Have a Trojan after Plugging in Hard Drive?

I temporarily fixed a family member’s hard drive so I could get the data off of it onto my computer. As I was transferring over the downloads, I had a windows defender message come up detecting a ...
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How to get rid of a Trojan in autostart locations? [duplicate]

The title says almost all, but here are my questions with all the details and the necessary information: Can a Trojan (a variant of Generik.DBVVYU Trojan) be hiding in a legitimate Windows 7’s ...
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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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Slow network startup missing registry key DNSClient [duplicate]

On a windows 7 machine it takes 30 seconds to 1 minute for network connection to be established. Internet access icon has the blue circle and gets the red cross sign until 30-60 seconds pass. When ...
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Antivirus keeps flagging a file as trojan in recovery partition - false positive?

My antivirus software keeps constantly detecting a file as Trojan.IGeneric The file path goes like this - D:\preload\install17.swm/noname.xmp/PDMgr.dll The D drive is my recovery partition. And upon ...
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Is my webcam hardwired?

I want to know if my webcam LED can be controlled by software (malware) or if it is hardwired. My understanding is that if a webcam's LED is hardwired it cannot be turned on by a hacker without the ...
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Windows 7 all files “access denied” after Trojan attack [duplicate]

Background: 500 GB HD began to max out, determined total folders/files should be approx 250 GB. I have Bitdefender but somehow a Trojan got by but finally found with HouseCall. Now all folders ...
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Can TrueCrypt like software protect my external HDD from virus in svhost.exe modify my files on it?

A 'shurtcut to (1).lnk' virus infected 50 000 of my html files on an external HDD. If I will encrypt data on it, will it protect them from trojan process being run on behalf svhost.exe?
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“Hiren's Boot CD 16.2” vs. “Hiren's Boot CD 15.2”

I was looking for the latest HBCD and then I found this one: "Hiren's Boot CD 16.2" which seems to be the latest, however on their own website, they only have vs. "Hiren's Boot CD 15.2" not 16.2 ...
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Malicious drivers got installed in my system [duplicate]

I tried to download a vpn software and ended up in getting drivers,adapters and Other items being installed into my system.The whole stuff was fake.Can malwarebytes do the trick or how should I ...
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Firefox shows 'Your Connection is not secure' while connecting to google.com

I reinstalled firefox and Kaspersky 17,and now I am geeting this message when trying to connect to google.com : Sign of hidden malware? My pc was infected and I reinstalled win 10 x64
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macOS: Is it possible to find out who is intercepting my outgoing (HTTP) communication?

Quick question: Is there any way to find out who or what process is intercepting outgoing HTTP connections on macOS? Details: Environment: macOS Sierra When trying to open pretty standard web ...
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How can I track which software/process stops the windows firewall?

Something stops the windows firewall. If I restart it, it is again stopped within 2 minutes. How can I track which software/process stops it? Or how to configure the event manager in order to track ...
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Format and encrypt compromised USB stick with TrueCrypt to make it clean again?

Let's say I bought an used USB stick from a very professional hacker who has compromised the stick with really professional methods, the NSA or FBI would use to compromise it: Would it be safe to ...
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Network detects trojan on my device, Malware/avast can't find it.

I am a new uni student, I got an email from my uni network that they have detected Win.Trojan.Hadsruda on my laptop (they sent my mac address). And if I don't remove it in one day, they will lock my ...
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How did I contract Skeeyah.A!bit

Windows Defender just informed me it had placed the trojan Win32/Skeeyah.A!bit in quarantine. It was first found yesterday and now again today. How did I contract that? My download history reveals ...
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Kaspersky detects Java.exe as a virus, is this a fault?

Kaspersky detected Java.exe as a virus (Apparently Trojan.Win32.Generic) Is this a fault or is this seriously a virus?
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Avast keeps showing this virus error

I don't remember entering any "funny" website and this virus warning seems to pop-up at random once every day, anyone know what it is? How can I fix it? Object: http://mst.my03.com:8080/k.zip | [...
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Data encrypted by LOCKY virus [duplicate]

Is there any way to decrypt the data which is affected and encrypted by locky ransomeware hackers. one of our companies system (windows 7) is affected. i have Ubuntu installed on my PC. please help ...
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wired TCP/IP communication under system idle process

I used Process explorer to view system idle process details. Under the TCP/IP tab i found a wired communication its like this: I have updated paid license of ESET Smart Security 9 and it shows ...
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Mother-in-law fell for a “Windows support” scam. Can I save her laptop? [duplicate]

My mother-in-law fell for a Windows scam. Apparently a window popped up telling her that her computer had a virus, and she should call this number where they would clean it up for her. To cut a long ...
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Sure way to get rid of a trojan [duplicate]

I think I have a trojan. svchost.exe is consuming %25 cpu all the time, and my Microsoft Security Essentials reports a different virus every half an hour or so. From what I understand the trojan is ...
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Teraterm with trojan?

I have a program called Teraterm that have some little applications like keycode.exe which it is supposed to configure the keyboard to my liking but Microsoft Security Essentials detect it as a Trojan....
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Why is my Antivurus finding a virus on StackOverflow?

This came as a total surprise to me. I am using Avast Antivirus 11.1.2253 with virus definitions version 160330-3 on a Windows 8.1 and a Firefox browser. The issue: While reviewing some SO ...
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Norton Security Blocking Trojan.Gen.SMH (github.exe)

I've been using GitHub Windows App for several months and now Norton Security is blocking it because it's assuming it's a trojan (Trojan.Gen.SMH to be exact). I removed it from the quarantine but I ...
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How to track what's creating a temp file? [duplicate]

On every bootup, a file named gxxx.tmp.exe is created in %temp% and the name changes every time. How do I find what's creating this? Here is the file https://malwr.com/analysis/...
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How to find vulnerabilities in ubuntu services? [closed]

I have an ubuntu server running. Today I found that the server got hacked and is being used for DDoS through amazon abuse report. I found the following things on the server. The following suspecious ...
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Did I just get hacked?

I am developing a consumer product, and it is supposed to be connected to the Internet, so as expected, it is connected to the Internet so that I can properly develop it. I went away for an hour or ...
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localhost redirect to other site… trojan?

As title, seems there's a trojan on my server When I put a url like localhost/mysite it redirect to the site free-merchants.com and then return to my site... But if I put 127.0.0.1/mysite all ...
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Router logs show constant unknown port mapping (forwarding)?

Do I have a virus or trojan? Should I be worried? What’s going on here? I’m currently running Debian, and there are records like this for every day since these first records showed up. I ...
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“svchost.exe (LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation)” - Is this a virus/trojan?

Looking at the screenshot you can find that there are two svchost.exe. One is svchost.exe (NetworkService) and other is svchost.exe (LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation) svchost.exe (...
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Wordpress Trojan Removal: How do I use find/sed -i/awk to remove the line containing “$ua=strtolower” from *.php* recursively?

A trojan has infected all *.php on my server. I used this to identify and list all the files: grep -nHR "$ua=strtolower" /www/* | cut -d':' -f1 Here is the code: <?php if(!isset($GLOBALS["\x61\...
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I think I have a backdoor virus on my PC [duplicate]

I think that I have a virus backdoor in my PC. Some time ago, with normal use of the PC I heard a strange voice talking for 2 seconds from speakers. I accurately checked everything open in my PC, but ...
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How can I safely do a complete hard disk drive wipe and Windows 7 reinstall due to a virus? [duplicate]

I have a Dell inspiron 1545 running Windows 7 professional and I have recently fallen victim to a Trojan virus that has somehow managed to surpass AVG, ZoneAlarm and Malwarebytes too! I have tried ...
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Trojan au_.exe - how to get rid of it [duplicate]

I installed the popular software 'Synthesia' from its official website. It is a program for piano transcriptions. It has always been safe. I decided to uninstall it and as soon as I uninstalled it, a ...
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How do I delete files that are locked when no other app can delete them?

So I found out that I had a Trojan on my external hard drive. My anti-virus app killed it, but it has created a bunch of random files on my computer which cannot be deleted. These are image files. ...
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Can i get virus/trojan from cracked software when my windows is installed with avg 2015 [closed]

One of my colleages says that he is free from virus/trojan from cracked softwares as long as the PC has AVG 2015 free edition installed. Is it correct?
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How can I monitor my internet traffic while infected with trojan or rootkit?

How can I monitor my internet traffic while infected with trojan or rootkit ? Which application should I use ?
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How to remove “Ad by browser shop” Ad from browser

How can I remove this Ad? I get it in all pages. I try to clean it with Spybot Search and Destroy but not working.
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locale.exe and tzset.exe trojans in Cygwin

I was updating wget this morning and Symantec notified me of trojans detected in locale.exe and tzset.exe Does this mean my cygwin installation is infected?
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Virus Asking To Format External Hard Drive [closed]

I have an external harddrive. Whenever I put its USB into the USB port of my laptop, it asks me to format my hard drive. I think this is because of some sort of virus. Can someone please help me to ...
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Unable to surf with Ease due Certificate Requirement or virus

I am trying to surf the internet but for any link which I type or enter, I get the following message : This Connection is Untrusted You have asked Firefox to connect securely to accounts.google.com, ...
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Infected, back-doored Windows 7, is it safe to keep it using after Kaspersky Anti-Virus clean up? [duplicate]

So I got this computer from my cousin. As far as I can tell, it has LOTS of back-doors, trojans etc. installed. You can see the installed programs as below w/ lots of activeX: I fear these backdoors ...
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Removing Trojan Virus using Avast [duplicate]

I dont have any antivirus on my PC because its only for gaming use only. I dont know where did i get these trojan virus, it makes my PC slow and my it eats my HD and also makes my internet slow. I ...
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Windows XP bug, or Virus? Text moves from “All or part of file name” field to the “A word or phrase in the file” field

This would be too big a bug to not be on Google, one would think. Repeatable problem. (click) Start -> (click) Search -> (click) Pictures, Music, or Video -> (check) Pictures and Photos -> (type text:...
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How to prevent ICE CYBER virus - Avira has allowed reinfection [duplicate]

The ICE CYBER virus is particularly nasty. I thought it snuck in while Avira Free Antivir was off, and then became active later. Being more carefull for the two days after removing it with a ...
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Task manager won't start after nasty virus

Had a nasty virus. Got a trojan through a patch to a game I have played a lot (world of tanks). The trojan was named Win32: Patched-ZX. Which opened up for several rootkit(according to AV) and 3 worms ...
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I get all the time a message “contained a virus and was deleted” whenever I try to download a file

I have some virus on my system. when ever I try to download a file (no matter which one) I get a message: "file contained a virus and was deleted". I looked over the internet and saw that some say to ...
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Untraceable malicious browser calls

I installed Fiddler 4 Beta to do some HTTP tracing. I found a lot of calls being made to sites like : facebook, collegehumor and a bunch of other sites I've never visited. Could not trace what/who is ...