Questions tagged [virus-removal]

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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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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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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 website is hacked, if i bring it offline on my local xampp server, will the malware spread on to my computer?

what I am trying to do here, is bring it down to my computer and then clean it, locally, then I will delete all the online one and do a piece by piece fresh installation of my site.. but I am not sure ...
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How do i disable Windows 7 from taking screenshots?

My laptop keeps on taking screenshots. Several keys, when pressed, would take a screenshot, essentially functioning as the "prt sc" key as well as their main function (for example the key &...
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PDFs opening in Chromium despite Acrobat being set as default

This is some really weird behaviour. I have set Adobe Acrobat as my default app for opening PDFs. But as you can see in the screenshot the acrobat icon is not there. . And when I actually double click ...
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Windows reset vs formatting?

I stupidly downloaded some ROMs and exacuted a .exe, so it looks like I'm going to have to format/reset my pc. Is windows reset not as good as formatting the drive? It looks like windows reset will ...
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Image File Execution Options

My regedit keys in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options* have a lot of keys with the name of applications that I am sure that I have ...
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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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Enquiry about Ransomwares

Let's suppose I am on Win 7 (no security updates since 2019) and I am connected to the internet but I only visit trust worthy websites such as facebook, youtube ect... I never download anything or ...
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Can't discover the source of virus. Faulty dll is causing many windows pop up

Attached here some samples of faulty bug report windows which pop up occasionally. Nvidia Container: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BEX64 Application Name: nvcontainer.exe Application ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I verify if virus threats are false positives or actually threats?

I was trying to install some time tracking applications: Procrastitracker and Fruitful Time based on suggestions from this question. Unfortunately, Avast keeps showing me messages about IDP.Alexa.51 ...
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How to remove Virus Ransomware and recover file .verasto ? Please HELP this is my life

My pc just got into a big problem all the file are changed their type to .verasto. I don't know how to get it back please help me, guy. I'm begging you. Please
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How to uninstall sfproc.exe silent app (Possibly from timedoctor)

I was asked by my employer to download and install an exe. They didn't gave me much detail. But from the onset it looked like time doctor. I work from a home pc and I thought the version I was given ...
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how to remove virus protected by TrustedInstaller?

recently fixed a computer infected with a virus, among the infected files was C:\windows\system32\drivers\zdengine.dll and C:\windows\system32\drivers\zdengine64.dll (which was used to hijack DNS), ...
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My files are showing .blower file extension

My files are showing .blower file extension. I have tried to remove malware and viruses but this problem is still there. Installed Microsoft Security Essentials and also ran Microsoft Malicious ...
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How do I recover my data from a ransomware .rumba?

My laptop got infected with a ransomware. It add extension .rumba to my files. How do recover my data? I've tried all the method in the google first page of "How to remove .rumba" to no avail. I ...
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I can't delete this folder which contain virus, it keeps being recreated when deleted [duplicate]

So today I was desperate to find a space for my c drive since I want to install something new. in that case I'm scanning my c drive for extra space. and I found this weird folder with weird content. I ...
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Check actual occupied disk space in case of malware

I have a win 10 HP laptop. Recently, I got infected with some malware (don't know what exactly, installed antivirus detected a couple of trojan generics, out of which one was most definitely a false ...
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When I open Google Chrome on Windows 10, it crashes the system almost instantly, why? [duplicate]

TL;DR When I open Google Chrome on Windows 10, it crashes the system almost instantly. In detail: My laptop stops responding (freezes) and I can hear louder cooling (supposedly higher CPU usage due ...
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What are the steps to remove reimageplus virus manually? [duplicate]

What are the steps to remove reimageplus virus manually(as in without using any third party software)? I tried using adwcleaner but it seems to keep coming back or something. How to completely remove ...
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Is there a way to access, read and modify System Volume Information? [duplicate]

I have an issue with a virus that is located in System Volume Information. However, I can't even see the folder in order to give myself ownership / permissions, even though I do have the "Show hidden ...
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How to permanently kill steam client bootstrapper

I have the following situation in my task manager: I don't know what kind of app it is, but definitely not Steam client bootstrapper because I didn't install it and also can't uninstall it. If I try ...
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Finding How a Virus Keeps Reinstalling? [duplicate]

I recently got infected with a ton of viruses, and I was able to clean out most of them, but there's still one that I can't get rid of. Here are the details (the computer is running Windows 10 x64): -...
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How do I get rid of showad.js in windows 10?

I keep getting this pop-up at the bottom of my screen that asks me what I want to do with Showad.js? It gives me the choice of Save - Save as or cancel. I always hit cancel. Is the sites I see with ...
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Can't remove dataup adware [duplicate]

Last night I got the dataup adware on my PC, I've done virus and malware removal before, but this one won't go away and is proving to be quite stubborn. I've used Malwarebytes, HitmanPro, and Norton ...
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How to get logs of crashes when system wont response

I got very strange thing happening all of sudden. My windows wont let me do right click Cltr alt del Click on taskbar Let me choose a icon Let me run antivurus It all started one day out of no ...
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Windows 2008 Server: Found a trojan in c:\Windows\Fonts\winlogon.exe. How do I delete that?

Miscrosoft Security Essentials does not detect it, but from its CPU consumption and location in the Fonts folder it clearly is a virus. From Task Manager I right click on "winlogon.exe" to Open File ...
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My files keep getting encrypted with the Rakhni Ransomware [duplicate]

I used the RakhniDecryptor to decrypt my files, but they keep getting encrypted. I used multiple scanners to search for the RakhniEncryptor on my PC: Malwarebytes/SuperantiSpyware/NOD32/Kaspersky ...
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Removable drive .lnk access is denied

I'm trying to remove flashdrive shortcut virus in windows 7. When I enter del *.lnk in cmd, I get this- Removable Drive <4 GB>.lnk Access is denied. How should I remove this error?
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Found “HowToRemove.html” on Windows task bar

While scrolling through the apps on my Windows 10 laptop, I found the above an app called "HowToRemove.html". I have never seen it before and I am pretty sure it wasn't there when I bought the laptop. ...
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What the heck is this, when my cursor is on that, it disappears?

do not know how it is uploaded or is it a program of ASUS, but it appears everytime until my mouse on it and it disappears, can not figure out what is this?
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Bootkit.0010 issues?

Did read this: How can I remove malicious spyware, malware, adware, viruses, trojans or rootkits from my PC? But, computer I have is out of the box (OEM) and I've never connected it to the internet. ...
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how do I create an AVG bootable USB device from Linux?

Per AVG instructions on creating a bootable USB device: Using the RAR/ZIP archive to create a USB bootable device To create a USB flash drive variant of AVG Rescue CD, you will need to do the ...
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Best Way to Remove Malware and Recover Files

So a family member's laptop got hit with a nasty virus which has made the device unusable including being unable to run a virus scan. The computeri simply freezes right after completing the boot up ...
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Removed a virus, W10 Cloud Protection & Automatic Sample submission disabled by group policy

The cause So, I did a stupid and executed an infected exe. Immediately my PC started acting up, all sorts of applications were installing, ads were popping up, you name it. I quickly started a Windows ...
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Virus scanning via boot cd for Mac OS (external virus scan)

There are quite a few virus scanning boot cds/dvds/usb sticks, but I can't find information about which of them do support scanning a Mac OS system.nning Does anyone know more about external virus ...
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malware(2296) in Temp folder

I found a file name malware(2296).tmp in my temp folder. Can I delete this? Is it really a malware? It's been created over a year ago and I'm not sure how. Any help appreciated. Thanks
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Is this some kind of virus/malware on my laptop, or is it just a default system message?

Ever since my laptop crashed due to a Critical Structure Corruption, the pop-up in the screenshot appears after rebooting. I Googled if that shows up in other cases and noticed the font and grammar ...
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can anti-virus software detect virus which had been compressed into multiple files?

can anti-virus software detect virus which had been compressed into multiple files? I think the answer is no although not sure since I don't know how anti-virus software works.
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Why does anti-virus software not delete the viruses, malware, etc., but instead quarantine them?

Why does anti-virus software not completely delete the viruses, malware, etc., but instead quarantine them? Is it not better to completely get rid of them? Why? And how can I manually remove them?
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Spacebar Bugged? automatically closes applications

pressing the space bar causes programs to close. I don't know if it's a virus or what, already ran AVG anti-virus scan and it didn't help. It looks like when i click the spacebar this opens up and ...
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How to track down a process or potential virus that is eating my bandwidth on Windows 10?

I'll try my best to explain. I was on a rush today, so I downloaded something from a source I didn't know. I didn't double check (yep, my bad) and run the executable. I didn't explicitly run it as an ...
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Is it possible that I got a virus without clicking what I downloaded? [duplicate]

A couple of days ago I accidentally downloaded a file that looked very shady. My antivirus (Avira) pinged me that the file was suspicious, so I immediately deleted it, and then cleared my browsers ...
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DNSUnlocker ads in Firefox

I'm getting bombarded with ads in my browser "Brought to you by DNSUnlocker". This seems to only be effecting one site, and only in Firefox. The site however is a local development version of a site ...