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Can I safely trust my Anti-virus protection?

Recently when I was trying to install a software which didn't happen to be from reputed sources, my anti-virus popped up a warning saying: XYZ-antivirus blocked you from visiting an infected webpage ...
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Unable to get rid of Sality on my Dropbox

The story... As a group of rookie security researchers who deal with malwares, viruses etc., me and my team-mates sometimes do commit mistakes in handling the binaries. And so, I ended up infecting ...
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how we know whether our computers are part of a botnet? [closed]

When we visit websites, unknowingly our computers can be a victims of a botnet. There should be a way to identify whether we are victims or not. What is the way to identify it and how to recover from ...
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Is this Android malware?

I am randomly getting redirected to a page that looks very suspicious, especially the URL that sends the base64 encoded payload. It usually happens when I click a news link, usually a local news site. ...
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Someone is injecting malware into my website

My website was hacked last year and someone had uploaded a script which was hogging up all CPU and load avg went up to 30+ till our hosting provider temporally suspended the account, that was a few ...
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Best way to check if your browser is secure

There is a lot of Malware checking software which seems is just a virus. How can you check for sure that your Windows 8 computer is uninfected with virus and malware? Is malwarebytes enough, or ...
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Server infected with some kind of miner - can I steal the results?

A Windows server of ours got infected with some kind of mining tool. As luck (?) would have it, the tool left plenty of logs. The logs suggest it's a Claymore CryptoNote CPU Miner v3.5 Beta. Outside ...
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How to know if virus alert is false positive?

I received alerts (email & browser injection) from my ISP about a Zbot infection behind my modem. I ran Microsoft's malicious software removal tool, as well as AVG's Zbot remover on both my ...
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Abusing Shell Feature for Privilege Escalation

This was covered in Linux PrivEsc, task 15, in this TryHackMe room. I am having trouble understanding how this debugging mode is executing the commands in the PS4 variable, and why I must put /usr/...
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Next steps to get rid of malware? [duplicate]

My father in law just had a problem,He clicked on a link in an email (he was using gmail on the version 35.0.1916.114m of Chrome), and suddenly the computer sort of went black, and possibly something ...
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How dangerous are worm:win32/Goldrv!rfn and worm:win32/vbjk?

Windows defender has detected the following worms on my system and I was wondering how dangerous are they and what is it that they do?
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Windows "Send to compressed file" creates an image? [closed]

One of my friends windows laptops (which I don't have access to right now) has in the recent past had a virus (where .doc files were converted to .exe files) which we dealt with. Now when she right-...
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Strange name on "shared", was I hacked?

I use a Macbook Air 2013 and I recently noticed a very strange and long line of digits and letters under my "shared" category in finder. When I click on the name, it just says "failed to connect." It ...
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Is the SSH last login message reliable or rather something easy to get tampered with?

My client's Linux server recently got compromised by unknown means (highly likely because of a weak password). When I first logged into the compromised server I discovered the following: The Log ...
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Thorough computer scan

I'd like to give my computer an overall deep scan against all kinds of malware. I was infected about a year ago and I feel like there may still be some hidden rootkit on my HDD or something like that....
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