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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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How to kill/terminate 360 process on Windows?

I wondering if it's possible to terminate 360 Total Security from command line on Windows. I tried pskill.exe QHSafeTray.exe Unable to kill process Access denied Also tried taskkill /f /im QHSafeTray....
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Make a pdf file (potentially including a virus) secure to open without protected mode

sometimes I have to open pdf files from unknowm source and then print them. I use Adobe Acrobat in protected mode and disabled Java Script. When I want to print or mark something I have to disable ...
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Windows 10 says there is a threat Win32/Uwamson.A!ml from ffmpeg-tools downloaded from https://www.gyan.dev/

I just download and got the Threat warning from Windows 10. I haven't even unzipped. What do you make of this?
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What's the safest way to open a suspicious link?

Sometimes I get very suspicious messages or I see a random link somewhere I obviously don't click on them but I'm still curious what's on the site. So that makes me wonder what's the safest way to ...
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WHAT Can add To Scan Folder Have No Name

i Scan flash Disk using this .Bat file to Delete Viruss ets.. So WHAT Can I add To Scan Folder Have No Name ..see pic @ECHO OFF MODE CON:Cols=65 Lines=20 ECHO -!- UN HIDE -!- ECHO. ECHO &...
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I am getting a weird popup FONDUE.exe. The image is in the link. Should I be worried?

This was one of the only files not scanned because it was password protected C:\ProgramData\Norton{DE658DFA-EF45-4457-907D-5DC71B6342C7}\profiles.dat=>1320.js I ran SFC /scannow The error I found ...
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How do I ensure a laptop doesn't have any sort of bug or tracking device?

Someone recently gifted a laptop to a friend of mine. Without going into details, the friend is suspicious of malware / bug / tracking, but it is a very nice laptop and they would like to keep it. How ...
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Is it safe to connect externally an infected internal HDD to another PC for data transfer?

If I remove the infected drive from its computer, and connect it to another computer using SATA-to-USB connector to transfer images and documents, is it safe? Since Windows is not booted on the ...
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Windows 10 PC periodically pops-up a command prompt window but it closes before I can see it

I've been struggling with this for some time now. Essentially, every 20-30 seconds a cmd window opens and immediately closes. I'm afraid my computer might be infected with something. I've tried using ...
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How to find data associated with windows defender processStart reference in windows10

Recently my windows defender warned me about a possibly malicious program it found on my pc. I have trouble interpreting the data windows defender serves me and I haven't found any microsoft ...
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RAMDrive volume inside FIle Manager

Since I managed to remove a driver installed from Internet which turned out to be a virus, there's a new volume inside my Windows 11 file explorer which is called "RAMDrive (Z:)". However, ...
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Instance of Windowsformapp repeatedly creates an executable in the temp folder called "Velo.exe" in Windows 10

Since yesterday, I have noticed that through Windows Form an application called Velo.exe creates many subfolders (2-3 per minute, see photo) in the Temp folder with the same file called Velo.exe ...
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Command Prompt Refreshes all Programs

The command prompt randomly pops up blank and closes all web browsers, it can visually be seen when im playing a game in fullscreen mode. It happens once every few seconds or once every few minutes. ...
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Why is it difficult to delete Avast Antivirus? Is there a permission bug in windows?

I just uninstalled avast via its own uninstaller and I realized there is some empty folders and registry record that it left. I tried to delete them with normal methods but I could'nt. so I re-...
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How to find what is encrypting my files

I am subject to a ransom ware attack. What is strange is it only appears to be my NAS hard drive files that are being encrypted (and ending with a .encrypt extension). For example, if my understanding ...
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How do you check event logs for Wi-Fi dropouts on Windows 10?

My wi-fi connection on my PC drops randomly for 1-2 minutes, maybe once or twice per day, and I'm concerned I may have a virus that is not being detected by Malwarebytes or Kaspersky. My other devices ...
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Is AutoHotKey installer compromised? [duplicate]

According to Virustotal, the download for AHK is compromised. I also found a site called autoclicker.org (.org?) that links to another page that contains a compromised file. Seems these autoclickers ...
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QDLA Remove and Decrypt

Good day, I have been hacked anonymously, that all my files was been renamed or encrypted by a ransomware STOP/DJVU. Is there someone out there can decrypt or solve this? Need Instruction. Thank you ...
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Can malware infect a router and spread to other devices connected to it?

Suppose my computer gets malware. I can deal with it by reinstalling the OS with an installation usb from a different pc but is it possible for the malware to infect the wifi router and then spread to ...
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Why do all antivirus flag all keygen, crack or hacks as a threat?

I've been using computer for 20 years and I've used many antivirus. And I have had many "cracking software" laying around on the various PCs that I have used. These include keygen, software ...
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How to remove virus in windows 7? [duplicate]

My pc have virus i seen one at download folder that named "files" And Another virus that i seen in extranal storage like pendrive and sdcard it named "www.cricketscore" or ...
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Shortcut Icon is overlapping with another icon

After I download something from the Internet (may have a virus), all of my shortcut file icons are overlapped by a weird icon. The icon looks like the icon of the file without any icon attached to it (...
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My PC has slowed down unexpectedly

I am worried that my PC might be infected with malware. I am getting a lot of notifications that taskhost and svchost tried accessing some specific folder but are blocked. I have also read that ...
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Bizarre PDF: file displayed ok yesterday, today shows only dots and lines

Yesterday my wife sent me a PDF file as an email attachment. I opened it on MacOS and printed it. Today she says the file (on her Windows 10 computer) is "corrupted". So I tried re-opening ...
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How to Fix a Corrupted USB Drive?

I recently just wanted to move all my data from old laptop to a new one using a USB. The total data was around 10GB and my USB has 16GB space. It took me around 1-2 hours to move the old data to new ...
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Malicious process detected on Powershell while working on my React Native project, what should I do?

My Rav Antivirus showed me this message while working on my React Native project. What does it mean and what should I do?? I was working on my college project and i'm not familiar with security and ...
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I have many virtual machines but i want to put viruses on one but im not sure if it will "leak" from the guest to host. My host is win 7 my vm win7

To be more specific the virus is the memz virus me and my friend tested it out yesterday on his pc his was fine still no problams but he is running windows 10. Also is running the vm in a linux distro ...
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Wierd "q" .cmd file starting on startup? [duplicate]

There are 4 wierd .cmd files starting on startup called simply "q" is it .. Malware? Spyware? i don't know if i should disable it or not, craziest part is that it does not show on MS Config ...
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What is this weird file shortcut in my Windows 10 startup settings for?

I just noticed it today when I was disabling other stuff, I've disabled it at startup now. It's located here: Any ideas what it is ? it looks suspicious to me.
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launchctl print system printed "external activation count = 1" and "in-progress bootstraps =1"

I've been investigating an interesting user account that showed up after installing Red Giant Software called _redgiantservice. I used the following command to investigate the user id: launchctl print ...
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There is a file with constantly changing name in the start up folder windows 10

I wanted to add a file to my startup folder, I went to my startup folder and discovered that a file is constantly changing its name and whenever I delete the file it generates itself back with another ...
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Can Ransomware migrate from an infected PC to uninfected Linux computers on a network?

My roommate's company was recently hit by a comprehensive Ransomware attack and she has been working from home via our home network. All the other computers in our house other than her work machine ...
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Issues with csrss.exe task

I am trying to make a batch file to terminate all secondary tasks that I've encountered with the csrss.exe task. I'm logged in as only one user, and there are two instances of this process, one with 4....
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I have a windows 10 computer that has a brave browser that tries to access the camera by itself

I was browsing the web with my windows 10 computer and my browser wich is Brave wanted to accces the camera, and my antivirus Eset notifies me of this. Why does this happen, this is the second time.
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Can I stop my Windows Antivirus Defender from deleting my OWN app?

I am learning python and I scripted and compiled my own executable for my personal use. This is just an app that I made to launch other apps, but this Windows Antivirus Defender keeps seeing it as a ...
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Start Button and MsSettings do not work

I have a problem with my laptop. If I click the Windows Button, nothing happend and if I try to press WINDOWS + I nothing happend. I try use WINDOWS + R to open ms-settings: and it gives me this error:...
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My PC Restarted for the reason i dont know [closed]

Hello I am using Windows 10 and i downloaded a file after opening it the sound glitched and my pc restarted and my pc logged out from my all accounts. Is this can be a virus my antivirus detected ...
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Newbie to virtual box can a vm using the same hdd give the host pc viruses

I just recently got into virtual box and have been using it and I have one question Let's say my main pc had a 2 ssds and 1 hdd 1 ssd os 1 ssd for fast load time games and the hdd for misc games pics ...
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Virus/Spyware: C2/Generic-B detected in C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe [duplicate]

Sophos has detected the following: C2/Generic-B detected in C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe How do I get rid of this? Many thanks in advance!
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Slow computer because of bad SSD?

my computer normaly is working very fast ( for me), but sometimes start to work very slowly ( it is 3-rd time). I have system on ssd drive. I have read tha it may be bad ssd drive. I checked: df the ...
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CMD prompt window pops up and instantly disappears periodically

Windows 10 - Every 10 minutes or so, a command line window flashes on my computer. I'm afraid I may have been infected by something. I've been staring at the Task Manager (and process explorer) for ...
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Is there a way I can be 100% sure whether my computer is virus free? [duplicate]

First of all I have asked this question here because this site is also for computer software. If this is the wrong platform then sorry please transform this question to the right platform mods. Ya so ...
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Windows Virus & Threat Protection is not working

Recently I format my laptop and reinstall windows 10 pro. Initially the windows defender was working well. but later when I opened the Windows Security I noticed that the 'Virus and Threat Protection' ...
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Finalized DVD-R: can it get infected by malware?

Can a finalized DVD-R get infected by virus or malware? Normally finalized DVD (not RW) cannot be changed. Can it be safely put into infected PC?
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How to find all startup apps?

So whenever I start my PC there's this pop-up that says "Windows can't find C:\Users[Name]\etc\etc\etc" and I tried to remove whatever was happening from Startup but couldn't find anything. ...
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How to choose the Anti-Virus to use? [closed]

There are many Anti-Virus and Internet Security software brands like: Nod32, Kaspersky, Norton, Panda, etc. All of these companies said they are the best, they are the number one. But that no make ...
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Strange Files in AppData Roaming (IS IT A VIRUS?)

I am not familiar with programming or something, but I have found a strange file in AppData>Roaming called vtivhwvr.exe Is it a virus?? I am also can't delete it and having strange CPU activity, it ...
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Dollar $ and Euro € characters randomly appearing when typing on my keyboard

every time I'm trying to use my computer and type something, the pc will randomly write a $ or a € anywhere in the sentence, and I'm pissed off because I have to always read what I'm writing and ...
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Can virus hide into installer files?

You get a zip file from somewhere, download it (several files) and you get the executable ones and send them to VirusTotal.com for example. They appear clean. Could it happen that the installer is ...
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Can a virus in a Virtual Machine leak to the host?

I am looking to use a Windows 10 virtual machine using VirtualBox to download and scan software before I install it onto my main PC. Is there a possibility that a virus could leak from the VM into the ...
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