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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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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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Malicious issues found in program (RecentX) that reports as clean on virustotal.com [closed]

Trying a program called 'RecentX' (https://www.conceptworld.com/RecentX) on Windows which got great reviews, I had come across some worrying issues which were reproducible on every other PC it was ...
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How has my instagram account been hacked? [closed]

After Microsoft Defender detected some malware (trojan and others) on my Windows 10 account last weekend I quickly reinstalled Windows to avoid any security problem. However, today I have detected ...
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How can i make sure that when using a virus on a Virtual Machine using the virtual box program it does not infect my real computer w/ the virus

i am looking to use a windows 10 virtual machine usng the virtualbox program. I was going to use it to download software before i download it onto my main pc to see if the program is safe, and if not ...
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My PC got infected if executables of dubious origin were automatically downloaded? [duplicate]

I have a question. When navigating in page shorteners of dubious origin where there is too much advertising... And it automatically downloads a strange executable... and I immediately remove it (...
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Computer hacked - how to properly clean disk? [duplicate]

my computer has been hacked recently (I downloaded a file and a virus with it and someone can access everything on my computer through Google Chrome (I tried reinstalling Chrome, but that file is ...
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Bing is popping. How shall I fix it?

Whenever I google something. Bing automatically searches the same thing. Please help me how shall I fix it. It appears like this:
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Can viruses break out of virtual machines? [duplicate]

There's this third party software called Gabb. It's designed for a particular game. Basically, what it does, it runs multiple instances of that game at the same time, allowing me to play multiple ...
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Can I get infected by just downloading (not opening) file on Windows 10?

Today I received some e-mail to Thunderbird. It had image attached that I clicked: Which sent me to onedrive.live.com/download?... and automatically downloaded .tgz file. I am not even sure if the ...
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I clicked on a link which turned out to be a malicious advert. Should I format my computer?

I accidentally visited a sketchy website and clicked on a link which I think was a malicious advert. After that I think the site tried to download something on my computer but my antivirus blocked two ...
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Is the DataRecovery file by Windows?

A few months ago, a few programs appeared that would occasionally pop up with unwanted advertisements and other content, so I'd like to delete them. I went to the shortcut properties and found that ...
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windows 10: why, do I have 2 “Clipboard User Service”? (What is the cbdhsvc_63366 windows service?) [duplicate]

My clipboard ceased to work (it did not copy anything), so I look into the service to restart it. But I found 2 Clipboards User Service: What is it? Is it legit? Opening the key of this service I ...
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Virus worm that crodes windows [duplicate]

I have a computer that is friends and it has a worm on it everytime i get rid of it it comes back twice as strong what to do? I targeted the main worm but every viruse app gets decoded and rewriten. ...
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Powershell Scheduled tasks automatically being created and changing my DNS to 8.8.8.8 and 9.9.9.9

I have an issue with what I believe to be a virus. It is creating PowerShell scripts in TaskScheduler. It appears to be running WMIC and powershell. It creates a task with the following code: -c ...
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Keygen/crack/malware detected as virus only after unzipping

I'm wondering how come a keygen/crack are not detected as virus when it is inside a compressed folder. Only after the unzipping the antivirus detects it as a threat.
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How to scan a external hard disk with RAW file system for viruses

I have a 1TB external hard disk (HD) that I lent to my friend to give me some folders. It worked normally for him. When I got it back, I plugged it in my laptop and the laptop wouldn't read it. I ...
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Will installing new Windows build remove any rootkits and trojans?

I have currently installed 2004 version of Windows 10, if i update it to 20H2 version, will i get rid of any trojans or rootkits on my computer? Where are those typically get installed? I don't want ...
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Can a virus downloaded in VirtualBox VM get transferred to the host computer

If I download a virus in VirtualBox VM then does it store that virus data in the host computer's file explorer infecting the host computer with the virtual one? If so, can any Anti-Virus like Quick ...
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Is it safe to run the memez computer trojan in a virtualbox vm? [closed]

I wanted to run the memez trojan in a virtualbox vm but i don't know if it has a vm escape code in it. i would disconnect the WiFi from the vm before I ran the virus. so is this safe or can it damage ...
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rundll32.exe running from non-existent directory (malware?)

My computer has been infected with some kind of a malware I haven't been able to idenitfy. I have tried multiple malware scanners and neither of them has been able to find anything. I have multiple ...
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Avira : Realtime protection settings - archive extension

These are two images from avira real-protection settings. 1st question) In this setting, does avira scan zip/rar or not scan zip/rar ? 2nd question) What if I remove .zip and .rar in File extension ...
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does a computer virus affect all accounts on the computer? [duplicate]

I am trying to test a game exploit software but are unsure if it has a virus,I want to try it on a seperate user account on my computer but I am unware if it will spread to other user accounts.
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Windows tool that functions in a similar way that USBGuard for Linux does?

Is there a windows alternative to USBGuard (Linux security software). The intricacies of how it works is beyond me. But what its used for is to protect its users from BadUSB devices as explained here: ...
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Unkillable and undeletable virus (Windows 10) [duplicate]

I downloaded something off a link and once I installed it a few minutes later this thing popped up in task manager: Microsoft Edge Update Setup/libmfxsw32.exe. I tried to open its file location in ...
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Determine what changed my desktop wallpaper

How do I determine what caused the change of my background wallpaper? Identify the programm/process if that was a malware, get event information, anything? Somehow find out why that happened. My ...
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winrmsrv Virus, Windows Security all gone [duplicate]

I have been hit with a Virus that disables Windows Security by removing all its components (Windows 10). Startup Repair fails to run and I don't have a system restore that dates back before this (or ...
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Multiple dllhost.exe virus? [duplicate]

Lately my computer CPU temp has been higher while idle than usual. I started looking around in Task Manager to see what's sucking up the CPU. At first Windows Explorer was hogging it. After a few ...
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Connect old, possibly unsafe HDD to Windows 10 PC

I have an old HDD from my former laptop which I've been using until around 2013. Now, after 7 years, I want to connect it to my HDD (with a SATA - USB adapter). I worry a bit about malware on said HDD ...
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I clicked on “show pictures” in a malware e-mail [duplicate]

I carelessly pressed “show picture “in a spam e-mail that was in my unwanted folder When i clicked the link just disappeared and no picture was shown.how worried should I be? I did a disk clean-up ...
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Wake on LAN Broadcast on Startup

I have Wake on LAN configured on a few of my devices (all Ethernet Connections). I have recently noticed when I start windows 7 on a laptop I have (wireless), when the logon screen appears (not logged ...
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What is this advertisement I am seeing in a new Google Chrome tab?

When I open a new tab in Google Chrome, I can see an advertisement and link to this site I don't know if it is a virus or Google has put this as part of the browser. I tried everything, clear and ...
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What kind of malware activates itself when a new user created on Windows 10 [duplicate]

Today I have created a new user for my wife on my Windows 10 PC. And when I launched Google Chrome, it started with launchpage.org which is known as a kind of virus that is easy to remove via Regedit. ...
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Firefox Browser Hijacker “zapmeta.de” and “izito.de” on every google result, can't find a way to remove [duplicate]

First i noticed its coming from a nameless extension, i had to reset the browser cause i didn't find a way to uninstall it. Now it came back after at least one PC restart, so there must be malware ...
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Can XLSX contain a macro virus?

Why is Excel warning me when opening a xlsx file? ("Warning, files from the internet can have viruses") I thought that xlsx files cannot contain macros?
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How to safely format a virus infected USB drive in windows?

So I recently started working as an IT support and I have to plug my USB drive into dozens of computers everyday, at the end of the day or whenever it gets infected I plug it in my own PC (autorun ...
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Virustotal pegs gyan.dev ffmpeg-4.3.1-2020-11-02-full_build as Trojan

Downloaded from https://www.gyan.dev/ffmpeg/builds/ 835b4b8a1176ba0d237bfafa6c2270b4877fc9e1be43e36752df1b1d120597d3 ffmpeg-4.3.1-2020-11-02-full_build.7z http://i.imgur.com/TKpUW6L.png Anyone care ...
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http://127.0.0.1:86/ Script adrress [duplicate]

-This address appeared in my win 10 proxy setting. Every time I turn it off it goes back on when I leave the proxy tab. -When this issue appeared I got an error in browser saying that there is no ...
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started seeing this two services suddenly “CDPUserSvc_604aa” and “cbdhsvc_604aa”

I have just installed windows 10 20H2 on my desktop 3 or 4 days ago and below two services "CDPUserSvc_604aa" and "cbdhsvc_604aa" started showing suddenly, please check below ...
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Self activating iMac after set standby mode

I set today my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) to standby and go shopping. After I come back after about 20 min., the Mac was active but the backgroundscreen was not the one I set to. It was a uni ...
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Why won't this virus be removed by Microsoft Security? [duplicate]

I don't know how but Windows Security still detects such virus unlike other anti-virus softwares.
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Programs tabbing / closing by itself

So I'm having 2 separated problems. One is programs mostly games tabbing out by itself though I can still go back to the window and then another problem is the program closing by itself. The 2nd ...
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How to detect and deal with Malware or Keyloggers on my Computer? (Gmail/PayPal hijacked) [duplicate]

Superusers! Yesterday someone broke into my Gmail Account. Long story short: Thiefs recovered my PayPal-Account password by accessing my email and after permanently deleted all Emails about changed ...
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Can a USB stick with malware/virus installed on it effect an unmounted drive?

Assuming I have a USB with virus/malware installed on it. I want to to the following: Boot my laptop via a live USB Unmount the hard disk on which my normal OS is installed on (the only hard disk on ...
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Some Virus is creating “Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\SqlManagement” folder again and again [duplicate]

c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\SqlManagement folder is creating again and again in our Windows server 2008 R2. SqlManagement folder contains some files with ...
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resetting an ssd (connected via USB) with kali

Ok so long story short I got a virus in my PC running win10, and ended up deciding that resetting the ssd (m. 2) would be the best option... The problem is that it won't let me do so from windows. I ...
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my pc hits 99% or 100% disk usage while being idle

I don't know whats wrong with my pc, I did a clean boot to figure out what causes 100% disk usage but to my surprise it still hits 100% with no process highlighted in yellow in task manager(sometimes ...
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How to decrypt all my personal files which is encrypted by window after window 10 reset? [duplicate]

All my personal files and excel files are encrypted by window when i reset window 10. Now i am not able to open my excel files. In all my files, the extension .geno is added in all the files (Mouse ...
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Chrome local ports hack or virus?

Chrome freezes when I connect to secure websites, such as my email and bank. Task manager shows dozens of chrome.exe processes still live, even five minutes after Chrome is closed. I have to ...
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How to remove wup.exe from windows? [duplicate]

Wup.exe is consuming a lot of CPU power. enter image description here I have tried the following things: To end task but it's useless, it starts again To delete from registry, it also didn't work ...

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