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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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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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How can one identify if any unintentional process or script is running

After seeing our pc behaving strange ,we can check the task manager to see if any strange process is running on pc and can try to remove it.But some processes can hide themselves from task manager ...
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8GB Flash drive,but 7,44GB free of 7,44GB? [duplicate]

There was an autorun file(0kb)that i deleted Now it shows that the drive is empty. I tried with showing hidden files,but none appeared.
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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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How to force run antivirus at boot time if a persistent virus present? [duplicate]

Recently i get a virus, undetectable with virus scanners in offline OS state. The virus doesn't let to run antiviruses, debuggers, cmd, msconfig. Unfortunately, by backup is broken. My idea is to ...
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Return infected data to the virus .besub [duplicate]

Returns infected data to the .besub virus. All my scientific information in the E and F drive is infected with the .besub virus. In front of all my files for example: TCIC.exe.besub is inserted. I can ...
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How can I safely install a virus to a virtual machine? [duplicate]

So I use Oracle VirtualBox and I want to have a contest with my friend to see who could destroy Windows XP the most. I am hesitant to do this because I know viruses can detect and escape from a ...
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“Formicoidea” and “Hydrangeae” appearing as CPU-hogging processes on Mac

After installing iStats, I noticed my CPU meter reading pretty hot from time to time. When I open iStats, I see that the two most expensive processes are called "Formicoidea" and "Hydrangeae" (yes, ...
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Is Auslogic Registery Cleaner a Virus?

Okay, okay. I know that it is scareware and I was dumb to install it. But does anyone know if it leaves any lasting effects on your computer? It let it scan my computer, only to realize it told me I ...
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Browser sending unallowed requests

I've got some malware so now my browser is sending requests to strange sites: Also if I click on any html element in a browser It may redirect me to unwanted pages I've tried to fix this using ...
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Trojan:Win 32/tiggre!plock [duplicate]

So hey. We bought a computer last Tuesday and I got too excited. I wanted to download skyrim so bad that I trusted an unsecured site and got trojan:win 32/tiggre!plock virus instead. I don't know ...
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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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Scanners cannot find a virus - are there alternative scanning technologies? [duplicate]

Leading antiviruses / scanners (Kaspersky, Bitdefender, AVG, Avira, SuperAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, ... etc. from 2k10 USB drive), AVZ cannot detect a virus in Windows 7 x64 installation that ...
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Command prompt indicates a changed computer name; possibly hacked?

I've noticed that lately my Macbook Pro often becomes unresponsive and slow. I recently also noticed that the prompt of my Fish shell has changed to indicate that the computer name is SurfaceDePapi: ...
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ClamAV and Metasploit

I removed the Metasploit framework with the command dnf remove metasploit-framework and I did a full scan of my Linux distribution with Clam AV and 4 infected files are detected: /var/cache/...
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49 threats/malware found during my windows defender scan [duplicate]

screenshot 1 screenshot 2 How do I get rid of this? I tried Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro but they did not detect these virus. And Windows defender could not remove it either. Is there a way to remove ...
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How can a USB drive cotaining video file be tested for malware?

I'm on a macBook Air running Mojave and I was given a USB drive containing video files (.mp4, .mkv, .avi) gotten using a torrent program. I don't know the original location of the files, and need a ...
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Pc infected with malware, help about internal drives

So, I think I got infected with a malware of some kind. I might not, but to be on the safe side, I will assume I am. Ater a malwarebytes scan on everything it didn't find anything particularly ...
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Windows Explorer can't do ANYTHING

Recently got a virus that installed Chameleon Explorer + a tonne of different programs onto my laptop. They're all gone now but it seems Chameleon Explorer has royally screwed my computers settings ...
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Given a safe domain, are subdirectories safe as well?

Let's suppose that the URL www.imgur.com is a safe domain and it's associated with an online image sharing community. Given that, a guy sent me a link to a subfolder of the previous "safe" domain, let'...
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How to find the location for a start up program located in task manager win10

In Windows 10 with all other startup programs, I can right click on them and have the option to view file location. I have two startup programs called "update" and neither of them show their file ...
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System process is making calls to suspicious ip addresses, but I cant find which session process is making them

Pretty sure it's a worm. I found this out by making a small app that takes every network call listed Resource Monitor and sends the IPs to a WHOIS API. I just say many weird calls to Amsterdam, ...
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Windows Defender found one threat, but won't allow me to take action

My Windows 10 x64 pro is up to date, at build 1809. Every once a while, the defender program will notify me that it has found a threat. But it does not say what exactly is the threat, nor does it ...
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How to remove Network virus causing systems restart? [duplicate]

At my workplace we have a network of 80 computers, some of them are running on windows xp and others on windows 7 pro. So far we used ms security essentials to keep system secure from malware. From ...
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Infected Google Chrome in Mac can not be uninstalled [duplicate]

My girlfriend donwloaded somethink and now everytime on Google Chrome Redirect automatically to Bing and when i want to close Chrome it opens self again and again and again. I want to now reinstalled ...
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How to delete a virus that could not be found by Anti viruses [duplicate]

Recently I have downloaded a questionable software (pirated game off the PirateBay, please forgive me) and since then I have noticed a few things that for me scream 'a virus': -That my computer's ...
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Hidden keylogger, is it possible?

Hello Stack comminity! I need your advices and professional help... Is it possible to have hidden keylogger via MS PowerShell? Here is my story, several days ago I opened attachment of my trusted ...
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My wallpaper went back and someone controlled my mouse. Can I find out how they did it?

They opened some folders, then the settings menu and tried to sync my settings. I don't have a Microsoft account and have disabled syncing in a way that overrides the Settings app. At that point I ...
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How To Prevent Apps on macOS from Moving Themselves to the Applications Folder?

Some apps, like "Skype Meetings App" and "Join.me" surrepticiously copy themselves to your applications folder without asking or even so much as a notification. How can this be prevented? Isn't ...
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PUP injecting scripts on every site I visit

I left my cousin alone for 5 minutes and he managed to mess up my system. I think it's some PUP which opens pop-ups to sites that benefit the creator of it. Luckily I don't get any pop-ups. I think ...
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Mouse pointer jumps around screen by itself

Today, the cursor on my computer (ASUS Zenbook UX331U, windows 10) suddenly started jumping around randomly by itself. Video: https://youtu.be/O2UEBpdsUXQ Note that the circles are taps (touchscreen ...
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Virus scanning a compressed file before vs after extracting

If I download a compressed file (i.e. a zip file, etc), does it make a difference if I: a) virus scan it as is vs. b) virus scan after extracting it? What are the differences/considerations if I ...
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Is it possible to contract a computer virus via telnet?

In the past there were many applications and also games where you could connect to via telnet. Back then viruses were not THAT far spread and used as they are now. What I'm wondering about is: ...
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can get infected by virus contained in compressed archive

Is it possible to get infected by a tar.gz archive, not uncompressed yet, which contains a virus/malware? Thanks
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Is my webcam hardwired?

I want to know if my webcam LED can be controlled by software (malware) or if it is hardwired. My understanding is that if a webcam's LED is hardwired it cannot be turned on by a hacker without the ...
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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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Firefox has no back button after selecing Google search results

I'm using a friends computer today. When you select any link in the Google search results it opens the link, in the same tab, but the Firefox browser's back button is grey. I checked the history, and ...