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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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G++ Compiler has a virus [closed]

I did a full scan on my computer after uninstalling gcc, and it returned no viruses, yet when I reinstall the gcc and compile my hello world cpp file, it says I have a virus, I upload the file to ...
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Segarazo Virus and problems on laptop [duplicate]

I have Win 7 64-bit laptop. I used to get a problem in Program Files which I never installed, it would install itself back when I uninstalled. It is Segurazo anti-virus. It says I have a subscription. ...
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guest system isolation from the host

Is the guest system protected by any viruses on the host system using virtualbox? it is understood that all advanced sharing settings are disabled and the network is secured. In other words, if a ...
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unwanted advertising tabs open in every 20 mins in Firefox [duplicate]

my usb stick was containing som kind of virus which was visible and my little brother double clicked on it! and now my laptop is infected!! the virus opens several Firefox tabs and opens some websites ...
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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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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 you safely install memz on a vm like virtual box?

I wanted to install Memz on my virtual mashine but i dont know if i have to change the settings to anthing specific or if it is safe as it comes. I am using Ubuntu for this
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Why don't more Computer Viruses simply flash the Bios with malicious software [closed]

Most Viruses can be removed by simply wiping the harddrive and reinstalling windows. So why don't more viruses create a payload and flash it to the BIOS chip? That way the can just redownload the ...
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I installed a virus and i can't turn my windows defender on [duplicate]

so i basically downloaded a virus a few weeks ago, i removed the virus sucessfully but it still let me windows defender on broken i tried to change it in services but it was disabled so i tried to ...
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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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Computer infected by ransomware - Need to reverse PS command [duplicate]

My Windows 10 has been infected by Sodinokibi ransomware, and my files are all encrypted. http://id-ransomware.malwarehunterteam.com/ has diagnosed my case as seen here and on Bleeping Computer. It ...
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USB-stick doesn't react after data backup

My parents had an old windows-pc which got really slow over time. After booting up, the hard-drive was really loud and sometimes gave an error message, that the hard-drive should be checked, came up. ...
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What precautions to take after a trojan Win32/Occamy.C infection

Platform Details: Windows 10, 64 bit. Infection History. I downloaded this cheat tool for a game. After that, I performed the following sequence of actions: I extracted the software from the package ...
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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 do they prevent viruses from infecting every computer on the internet? [closed]

How is it possible to defend against 0-day exploits? Is it possible that something can infect everything connected to the internet?
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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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I have something strange in BIOS [explicit text]

I have found this in Boot Priority Order in a colleague's computer (https://www.samsung.com/ru/support/model/NP300V5A-S0URU/). Photo of BIOS I think the virus did it. I want get advice about it, ...
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Image and video size massively increased and I can not backup them

Eventually, I do not know when exactly, I checked my files and found all video and image sizes massively changed (for example, a folder that was 3TB is now 4GB). I've tried many things, like booting ...
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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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How bad is remote code execution in browser plugins?

There was a Firefox addon installed on my PC which is now blocked for executing remote code. Does a Firefox plugin have enough privileges to make change to the system (Windows) and "install" another ...
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can infect virus from usb in safe mode (windows 7)?

After searching, I know that there're virus run in safe mode. My question is : in safe mode (windows 7), are there virus can infect computer from usb? Of course, I do not run any file in usb, I just ...
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How to safely virus scan old storage drives

I have old flash drives and dvds that I want to see if there is any virus on them. I dont think so but these were way back and now I dont remember if I might have saved them without checking. Is there ...
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.html, .xml, and .txt files getting corrupted: what can be the cause?

Some important files (.html, .xml, and .txt) appeared blank when opened, but the file size when I check properties remains the same as when the file was good. It happened one time and I recovered from ...
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How can a virus (or legitimate program) tell if it is running inside a virtual machine?

I was reading about the Emotet virus and its ability to evade sand-boxing and virtual machines. How exactly can a virus do that? I'm interested in the technical details more so than the theoretical ...
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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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Sony Vaio VPCEB1SFX BIOS Virus? [duplicate]

There has been a very annoying virus on my laptop that continually pops up all web browsers after startups and when I press Lctrl. This virus showed up 3 years ago, and I had stopped using it until ...
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Does NirSoft utilities have a virus?

I downloaded NirSoft utilities. Both Avast and Windows claim there it is a virus. I got it via a link in HowToGeek.com which I trust. I don't know if it is a false positive. Does anyone have any ...
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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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Mbed ransomware attack on my PC [duplicate]

My pc attacked by Mbed ransomware virus and all files get encrypted. To kill this virus, I have scanned my full system with bootable anti-virus and used Emsisoft Decryptor to decrypt files. But this ...
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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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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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Chrome opening it self with amzon ads, youtube/dailymotion videos [duplicate]

I tried scanning my computer with Norton Security, Malware Bytes, Hitman but these anti-viruses cant find anything so I uninstalled chrome thinking it might resolve the issue but now I get this random ...
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Can cheap Arduino Nano clones infect or damage my computer?

I recently purchased several Arduino Nano v3 clones from a merchant on AliExpress. I got them for around $2.00 each. I'm aware of the possibility that they may arrive damaged or just not working. ...
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How can I be sure an email attached Word file with RSA certificate did not infect my MacBook?

I received an email from a plausible address with a Word file attached. Stupidly, I downloaded and opened the Word file with Microsoft Word on OSX which looked like a RSA certificate file. It asked ...
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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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Windows 10 Microsoft Edge error when closing games

I've recently started getting this error from MicrosoftEdgeSH.exe when I exit games - Happens with all games. "The system detected an overrun of a stack-based buffer in this application. This overrun ...
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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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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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Bios boot password prompt self-disabled

I run openSuSE 15.1 leap on a desktop with encrypted disks and I have had the UEFI bios password enabled for booting (and any changes to bios settings). Possibly for mount/dismount reasons I have had ...
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Malicious Code I found but cant understand [duplicate]

I pluged my stick into a computer at the school and it converted the stick into an executable. The executable has the destination "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /c start rundll32  \...
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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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How can I tell if this issue is a virus?

I have an Android GS6 and am on Windows 10, and in the past, I would plug in the USB and be able to see the photos with little thumbnails. Now, (the past few months) as the files become visible in ...
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Are Windows viruses compatible with Mac OS ones?

I'm just starting with coding and I just created a Windows virus (using bat file) but I wanted to send it to a friend with Mac to test it... is it possible? Or do I need to create a specific Mac virus ...
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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 remove threat that antivirus program indicates has to be manually deleted?

I received the following alert from Bitdefender for Mac: Threat requires removal Feature: antivirus We identified a threat that needs to manually deleted. Threat name: Gen:Variant.Application....
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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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Email Plaintext

I'm interested in viewing emails without "opening" them up. In other words, I'd like to view the the "plaintext", or text that an email is composed of - being able to see the html or whatever else ...
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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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