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Questions tagged [malware]

Malware (short for Malicious Software) is a type of software designed to access a computer system without the owner's informed consent.

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System Logs Indicate Malware: Firmware virus? [on hold]

I have been having ongoing issues with a malware infection for quite a while and I have recently switched to using Ubuntu instead of Windows 10 as it gives longer use of my PC before I have to ...
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Is this some type of malware?

I ran chkrootkit on my Linux Mint system, and it complained about several processes like this one: scott 31745 0.0 0.3 1206060 120352 ? Sl Oct03 0:15 /usr/share/atom/atom --type=...
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what does this bat file do?

I found a file with the following content that was on the flash: File What coding does it use? How to decode it?
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How to remove malware from Google Chrome Windows 7? [duplicate]

When I search in Google Chrome it first shows the ads and then the search results. On clicking Ads it navigates to search feed tech website, which seems the malware/virus It has been happening from ...
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Malware popup - how to fix? [duplicate]

The past couple of days I've been periodically getting this pop up through my antivirus. I'm not familiar with what to do with malware but I have made sure there are no recently installed apps- I have ...
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Identify location of infected files Clamscan says it found without sucess

I am using a devuan system and while doing clamscan -r -i / the clamscan report shows up two infected files. However clamscan do not seem to create any log of the searching so I am stuck knowing my ...
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Unable to uninstall Paragon HFS+ For Windows

I wanted to create a bootable usb key of MacOS Sierra so I needed to be able to read HFS partition on my Windows 10 computer. After a quick research I found this software : https://www.paragon-...
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'ise' file in root of Macintosh HD

My Macbook Pro running macOS Sierra has a file named ise in the root directory. Is this malware, and safe to remove, or is it an important system file?
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Defender not removes Gemius malware

Sometimes my Chrome browser opens window with Gemius advertising: https://gasurvey.gemius.com/recruiting/index.php?lang=en&sid=61998 I suppose Windows Defender should remove this virus. But why ...
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What's behind HEUR/AGEN.1023813

Currently, I am messing around with Avira, Kaspersky & co. and C# Malware. My program is getting detected by Avira with the signature "HEUR/AGEN.1023813". What does this signature mean? (What ...
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Can malware spread from Android to Windows

Could malware from an Android-based smartphone affect a Windows Vista-based desktop PC via WiFi if both devices are connected to the same WiFi?
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Will a format/OS reinstall remove viruses? [duplicate]

I have had a couple of run-ins with viruses and malware before, and have found that a format and re-install of the OS is the easiest way of dealing with them. But, my experience has simply been: PC ...
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VirtualBox Agent.py in Cuckoo startup error

I am new to the Malware Analysis field. I installed Cuckoo and VirtualBox and did all the necessary configuration that is required. However the problem I am facing is that when I run cuckoo after ...
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What causes chrome to automatically install extensions?

I have installed Chrome Beta on my computer. Immediately after opening it for the first time, it warned my about several extensions that where installed automatically:screenshot of warnings The ...
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Configuration files for Windows Taskbar

I'd like to know (a) where the configuration files for the Windows Taskbar are stored, and (b) how to edit the files to remove the item of malware. Yesterday I installed Foxit Reader and Foxit Mobile ...

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