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Questions tagged [virus]

A software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer.

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Harddisk is almost full but i don't have anything

My free harddisk space is almost full but when i select all folder inside the C:/ drive(including unvisible folders) it shows only 70 GB. What is the problem ? https://imgur.com/EBhaSzc https://...
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How do I delete the shortcut virus permanently from my computer? [duplicate]

I've gotten the shortcut virus on my usb drives more times than I can remember; What I usually do is just format the drive and call it a day. Lately, I had important files on one of my drives which ...
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Virus removal that changes files's extension [duplicate]

One of our Windows 7 machine on our local work-network recently caught on some virus/malware probably. It has changed extensions for most of the users' data files from let's say .docx to .docx.vizsy ...
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What's causing the spam popups on the bottom right hand of my screen? [duplicate]

We have a new computer who is having spam popup on the bottom right side of the screen (see linked image below) and I haven't been able to figure out the source to remove it. The user has used it for ...
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How can I decrypt Avira's quarantine files from last windows

I had decided to restore false positives from Avira's quarantine section, but my Windows crashed and I couldn't use normal restore feature of Avira. Now, after keeping my Windows files, I installed ...
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Possible virus changing browser homepage [duplicate]

I've had this issue for about a week now and haven't found the cause. I first noticed that my Chrome new window/tab page was loading "go.microsoft.com/?69157" despite no changes to the Chrome ...
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What does specifically this link do or is it a virus? [duplicate]

In Windows 10 I downloaded this file that I thought was a movie but it was a short-cut with a size of 700MB I see that the target is this C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -...
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Can a smartphone infect my Windows laptop with a virus? [closed]

Background: Classmate asked me if he could connect his iPhone to charge it. It was USB cable. windows asked me what to do, I chose "do nothing". I have no reason to suspect that any of our devices ...
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Ad items added to my Google searches on top after one second

If I Google "superuser" I see this for about one second: ... Followed by this (couple ad items added on top): How to I get rid of this abomination? In Chrome settings there's no other search engine ...
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Reinstalled Win7 yet I see programs references from previous installment

I reinstalled my win7 PC yesterday and when I launched Nvidia Control Panel today and wanted to set profile for specific application, there were applications from previous installment visible (i had "...
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Gmail prevents attaching “virus” file

I am trying to send an email from gmail to another email account owned by me, but when I try to attach a file that Google identifies as a virus (it is a false positive) it says "Virus Detected!" and ...
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Desktop Files Moved Into Folder Turned Into Shortcuts. Shortcut Virus?

My cousin cleaned her Windows 10 desktop by moving all of the files into a folder she created on the desktop. When she looked at them a few days later, all of the files were turned into shortcuts and ...
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Monitor which process create a file

there are two Linux Servers one is Ubuntu14 and the other is Centos7. when users connect with ssh and work, we found some files like below: I couldn't find any tools to find which process creates it. ...
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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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Group policy to block office macros

my organization has a windows 2016 server standard edition and i'm wondering how to go about adding a group policy to block office macros. I've seen a lot of other posts using user config > ...
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Seemingly non-existing .exe listed in taskmgr start-up [duplicate]

I recently appear to have been infected by a virus. As far as I can see, nothing to serious has happened, besides it taking control of my windows defender. It now mistakenly claims to be managed by my ...
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Is it possible to obtain the history, file, path information, and other evidence for files that Avira quarantines?

Avira Free Antivirus detected a suspect trojan in a file and quarantined it. Now I want to examine the folder where the file came from. But Avira's quarantine menu does not identify the full path or ...
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Will a format/OS reinstall remove viruses? [duplicate]

I have had a couple of run-ins with viruses and malware before, and have found that a format and re-install of the OS is the easiest way of dealing with them. But, my experience has simply been: PC ...
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Is this a virus? Hexagonal shaped icon preventing Windows 10 shutdown

This app is preventing a shutdown in Windows 10, and I cannot find it in the process list. Any ideas what it is? Do you know what this icon is for?
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Can a virus break out of a Virtual Machine and infect the host [duplicate]

I would like to download a file but I am not sure if the file has a virus in it, so I have decided to use a vm to access the website, the question now is this, assuming the file has some kind of virus ...
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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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How do solve this serious issue concerning folders in Windows 7?

My PC is totally functional. Except two/three issues, which may be connected to each other or might be mutually exclusive. I cannot create a new folder anywhere. Not in desktop, not under another ...
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For security reasons should the default IP address of a router be changed?

Most routers have a factory-default IP address (e.g. 192.168.1.1 for Linksys), and that IP address is used to set up your router. Is there any advantage to be gained by changing this default IP to ...
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Strange, similar services running on my PC: are they viruses?

there are a couple of services from UnistackSvcGroup, BcastDVRUserService and others running on my Windows 10 machine with a weird name. I did some research on the web about services from these groups ...
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McAfee is blocking Counter Strike 1.6

Just bought a new laptop (windows 10 64 bit Home) came with a licensed McAfee 16.0. The problem is I can't play Counter strike 1.6 anymore as McAfee keep blocking the game's files whenever I open the ...
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What is the source of “Firefox Download Protection” warnings? How am I sure they are 100% valid

I recently received the following error using Firefox on Debian 9: Source: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2016/08/01/enhancing-download-protection-in-firefox/ I canceled the download immediately ...
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Unknown VBS script on my browser download folder

There is a _zipit.vbs on my download folder. I use Firefox The code opened in notepad below. This file has been on my computer for 6 months. I dont know where it came from but googling seems to ...
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Extra services Push notification, data access and data storage, what does it mean?

I just see in my task manager, "Services" tab, some entries I don't understand, as you can see here: UnistoreSvc User Data Storage Stopped UnistackSvcGroup =&...
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Why, after turning on a Windows 7 PC, the background was missing, history/cookies/cache were cleared, and all desktop elements were gone?

So, there's a network of PC's with Windows 7 in them (one is 32bits and the other one 64bits). This has happened to 2 of those machines, when my client turns them on, all of the desktop elements are ...
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Sometimes my pc works slower but when I open task mannager is magicaly works well

It's not an ugernt situation but still this problem annoys me. Sometimes if I leave the pc idle when I come back it works a bit slower and when I right click on the desktop to refresh it takes some ...
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Checkpoint ssl blocking access to network. how do i remove it?

I am trying to troubleshoot antminer s9 but checkpoint ssl keeps blocking access , asks for username and password which I don't have. This appears to be a virus. I on't want it on my computer, how do ...
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I executed a virus, but Windows 7 didn't ask for permission

There was an executable file on my USB, of course, the extension was hidden by the operation system and the icon was the same as a music folder has. Curiosity led to clicking... Later I checked the ...
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Powershell.exe infected by “C2/Generic-B” Virus/spyware

Good day everyone! I'm scanning all the local computers with Sophos anti-virus via Windows Server. I can remotely remove most of the viruses or malware that Sophos detects on other PCs. Sophos also ...
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Find the process that opened the webpage [duplicate]

So every here and there, a webpage with the url "http://windowsdefender.club/warning/download.php?mn=5623" will open on my computer. This happens maybe once a day (I haven't really been recording it, ...
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How to eliminate Chromium virus?

I've been seeing the window shown in screenshot below from time to time across multiple Windows 10 installations. Recently it has become impossible to kill: no tab in taskbar, no process visible, I ...
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all my files on external hard drive are gone or converted to .jpeg [duplicate]

all my files on the external hard drive are gone or converted to .jpeg all .mp4 files are gone, instead I have .jpeg files with the same name, for example 1.mp4(300MB) is gone, instead, I have: 1.mp4....
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Saving files safely from an infected computer

How can I save important files from a virus/malware infected computer and put them on another computer without spreading the infection further? I have Windows machines.
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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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My computer turns on and off automatically, can it be caused by a virus?

My computer suddenly turns on and off automatically. At first, I think it is because of some software updates that requires restarts. So after it happens many times, I shutdown my computer to see if ...
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Can't delete or take permission of a eyfmunxx.sys In drivers folder [duplicate]

I have been hit by a virus, i noticed the virus infection during the setup of infectious scam app. It installed so many other apps and registry keys, the usual viral changes. i was able to clean my ...
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what is the message “P.S We are running a small javascript miner…” on blogspot

I have created a blog to share some important question and answers with my friends. But when I open the blogspot link on edge browser it shows some abnormal behavior like computer becoming very slow. ...
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Win 10 Copying a file from a Synology DS416play to local is randomly creating folders of the file names being copied

This seems pretty fishy, the behavior just started when I copy a group of files from my NAS which is a Synology DS416play. In this case the files are a DPX format image sequence. Let's say I copy ...
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Did it install anything?

i was on steam today and somebody sent me a friend request so i accepted it 1 hour later the guy (bot) wanted to trade with me he sent me a link I didn’t read the link so I clicked on it I thought the ...
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Laptop too slow even to boot

I have tried startup repair, taking too long(2 hrs and counting). Even safe mode isn't working(keeps showing 'loading files'). Is it because of some virus? What do you recommend i should do next?
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Is it possible to get a virus/malware infection from opening a 7-zip (.7z) file?

Title says it all. In particular, is there any step in the 7-zip decompression process that could allow code execution?
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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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I may have a keylogger on my desktop, but am unsure

I recently discovered one of my online accounts had been hacked, nothing major yet, but I'm concerned I may have a keylogger on my Windows 10 desktop. It stirred me into a panic and I immediately ran ...
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Windows 7: How can I detect, whether the Firefox Browser is “Infected” by A Crypto miner or not?

My Parents own since a couple of years a Computer with Windows 7, and everything worked fine, until about three or nine months ago. That's when their PC started to lag! I recognized it, but didn't ...
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How harmful can a registry key be if it goes to a specific program that is not a core windows program? Is there any way of telling what it will do?

I have done a lot of research on this online, but could not find any answers other than "don't modify your registry unless you have a lot of computer knowledge". Here is my problem: I have a registry ...