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Creating a UDF WORM (Write Once Read Many) with mkudffs

I'm trying to create a write-protected USB flash drive with mkudffs. mkudffs --media-type=worm --blocksize=512 --mode=0555 /dev/sdx This give me an error: mkudffs: Error: Not enough blocks on ...
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Is it too great of a security risk to connect my Windows XP virtualbox to the internet? [closed]

I'm new to this forum so hopefully I'm posting to the right place. I'm trying to get an old video game (PacMan World 3, released in 2005) to run on Windows Xp in my VirtualBox (the host computer is ...
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Diagnose a worm launching browser with some random urls [duplicate]

My PC is affected with a worm which actually launches my browser with some random URL. My thinking is it is residing in some startup script or Registry. Can someone suggest how I can detect and remove ...
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My audio and video drivers are not working, planning on factory reset, is this the appropriate solution? [duplicate]

I recently downloaded a packaged application, accidentally installing a dozen unwanted programs. They are literally causing pop ups to randomly happen and it seems that over half of the unwanted ...
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How to remove hidden folder shortcut malware [duplicate]

How to remove the virus/worm which creates a shortcut that runs a payload whose name is randomly generated. It puts the current content under a hidden folder. And displays the boobytrapped shortcut ...
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No permitions for administrator, RPC terminated unexpectedly error

Looks I got virus. Symptoms: My all PC users can't copy files using copy/paste. Copy works, but paste -not. My Anti-Malware tool looks damaged and doesn't starts. All users event admins has no ...
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Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service has failed

My windows XP machine becomes very slow. And started to show message : This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This ...
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How do worms spread across networks? [closed]

I got asked by one of our sales people whether is it possible that a virus can spread across networks, VLANs or subnets? I answered that virus mostly likely won't, but worms might. But when asked how,...
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Possible moneybookers malware?

I am Mac user and few minutes ago I had to check my network traffic with tcpdump and I was surprised of the output. I send tons of requests to g1.moneybookers.com From what I see I send more than one ...
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Task manager won't start after nasty virus

Had a nasty virus. Got a trojan through a patch to a game I have played a lot (world of tanks). The trojan was named Win32: Patched-ZX. Which opened up for several rootkit(according to AV) and 3 worms ...
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Worm doesn't permit me facebook/yahoo access

I've a strange behaviour on my laptop, probably a worm. I can't reach Facebook (there are also other site with blocked access, like yahoo) because every time I write Facebook's URL I'm forwarded to ...
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if an outdated, vulnerable but clean Windows machine is connected to network behind router, can it be detected and attacked?

suppose the machine is clean of all malware but not in any sense updated, patched, secured etc. Suppose I connect it to the internet from behind wireless router with the intent of using it only on a ...
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Impossible new virus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I have been hit by an absolutely impossible new virus. Only in the past 3 months or so the internet has become ...
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What are the top reasons Macs are much less likely to get viruses/worms/trojans?

I ask in seriousness. Please do not post answers like, "because Windows sucks!" Why do Macs pretty much never get viruses/worms/trojans, in comparison to Windows? Is one reason the rwx permission ...
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Windows XP Home issuing about 20 ARP requests a second

I have been asked to remotely fix a family member's computer that is running "slow". I've had them run any number of S&D and AVG scans, even in safe mode, but they find nothing of interest. In ...
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worm.win32.netsky virus: how to get rid of on Windows XP?

How to get rid of worm.win32.netsky virus on Windows XP?
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Fedora Linux keeps doing DNS requests to random sites

I have Fedora 12 Linux on my laptop with all the latest security updates installed. But when I open wireshark and view only dns requests (by adding a dns filter), I notice that my laptop keeps doing ...
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Worms vs Virus what's the difference? [closed]

I don't understand very well the difference between viruses ans worms, it seems that worms don't need any host to duplicate himself. But somebody can explain it? It means that a worm IS a soft? and ...