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Antivirus or anti-virus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware, including but not limited to computer viruses, computer worm, trojan horses, spyware and adware.

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Can an ISP limit what security software (firewall) that will work?

My ISP (JCOM) says that McAfee is the only security software that will work with them. Is that true? The system is running Windows 7 Home Premium Japanese Version. The McAfee system is provided by ...
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How dangerous is this Network?

Our school requires everyone to bring their own laptops for homework, etc. It uses something called 'Genian NAC' to authenticate users. I can either use Ethernet or Wi-Fi to connect, but both require ...
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Does Antivirus software upload files they find to their servers?

As the question suggests, do antivirus softwares running on a local machine upload files they find malicious to their own servers for further research and is there a privacy concern here?
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Information on the specifics of how behavioral antiviruses work?

I'm looking into security software and it seems like the Next Big Thing is behavioral antivirus. I'd like to try possibly making my own rinky-dink "next-gen behavioral AV" so I can gain a better ...
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Company claims hardwire connections are a security issue

Someone to whom I am related is at a study camp for their desired profession. This person, let's call her Jane, is supposed to be studying rigorously for two months. The housing provided offers ...
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Virustotal detecting threats in Suricata rule set

Virustotal scans are detecting threats from the Suricata default rule pack located https://rules.emergingthreats.net/open/suricata-4.0/ Is this a false positive? https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/...
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How does Windows knows a particular software is an AV?

First, I did some GoogleFu and came up with nothing. My question is: How does Windows 10 know things like McAfee, Symantec, AVG, etc are antivirus solutions? My assumption is that they set a ...
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Read Write Execute on infected thumb drives

There is some debate going on among my peers. With differing opinions regarding risk on infected thumb drive with limiting policies set on it. Question is Can you still get an infection with read ...
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Docker + AV on the host

I've dug through some history of this site (which inevitably means someone will post how I missed it) and didn't find anything directly relating to my question. What has been the typical solution ...
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Website marked as dangerous (phishing) in the past. How to get off blacklists?

One of our clients got his website infected almost a year ago. The site indeed contained some malicious files on the FTP server, and it got marked as dangerous, with suspicion of phishing attempts. A ...
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My system is being attacked or it is attacking

My system is running on Windows 10. I am using Avast Free Antivirus. Today i got an update from Windows update. After installing that update Avast started raising notification saying We've safely ...
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How (and where) to report a web site distribute a program with a virus?

I came across this free video converter program for Windows called Any video converter and installed it, my antivirus program immediately found a virus within it (Win32:Evo-gen). How and where can I ...
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(WMI Infections) Suspect behavior from scrcons.exe detected?

In almost every five minutes, I come out of the AVG avg stop downloading files and do not know which program wants to download these files. I have read this before WMI Infections So, i opened this ...
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Official recommendations for antivirus on Windows servers

I'm looking at rolling out agent based AV to around 1000 Windows servers across our estate. This feels like too much of a blanket approach. We have a mixture of services running - the usual things ...
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Do Transient, Volatile Servers Require Antivirus Scanners?

We are often asked whether we install antivirus software on our servers, specifically the kind of signature-based scanners that run on a schedule. Client security questionnaires and ISMSes often ...
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Firefox accuses of malware, but virustotal have 0 matches

I sometimes download PDFs on libgen and sometimes Firefox will acuse them of being malware with the advice "this file contains virus or malware" but gives no details. I've run several of these files ...
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While installing Go programming language trace.exe detected as virus by KAV

When I tried to install Go programming language, Kaspersky AV in my system detected a path to file: C:\Go\pkg\tool\windows_amd64\trace.exe as suspicious one and triggered a virus alert. my doubt is ...
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How to make a well-known malicious programs undetectable by anti-virus solutions? [closed]

I want to make well-known malicious programs, like Mimikatz and Incognito, undetectable by anti-virus solutions. I have already tried various approaches myself, like packing the binary with UPX or ...
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Should I get an antivirus for Linux Desktop

On a non-international forum I was reading a discussion about using an Antivirus on Linux Desktops. There are two opinions: 1. Anti-Virus is best-practise regardless of the OS used 2. Anti-Virus on ...
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Central console antivirus for Linux computers in LAN or equivalent solution

In our company, we need by policy AVs on every developers' Linux (Mint) computers. Right now we have ClamAV running on them, daily scheduled scans and every developer manually sends the report log to ...
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Filezilla for mac OS - Virus?

I hope this is the correct stack to post this. So I'm trying to download FileZilla for my macbook and I have McAfee installed, when I click in the download button, the antivirus flags it as Artemis!...
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How to detect malware in linux

Is there any way to detect rootkit/malware in linux servers? While for windows users the easiest way is to leave it for an antivirus/anti-malware application, but when you have a Linux machine that ...
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VBoxClient error in BitDefender rescue CD [closed]

I'm afraid that I am targetted by hackers. To resolve this, I'm now trying the BitDefender rescue CD. When starting it, I get the following error notification: VBoxClient: VirtualBox kernel ...
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How do I update Windows Defender to use old definition files?

I'm attempting to replicate a customer's issue locally. One of the differences is our Windows Defender definition file versions. The current version seems to be 1.269.694.0, and I'm looking for ...
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Why can RunPE Injection bypass Antivirus Software?

I informed myself about RunPe Injection and programmed my own runPE. Right on my first try, I was able to hide a meterpreter payload from my antivirus program (Avira Antivirus). The meterpreter ...
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How to make a Virus Analyser? [closed]

want to create a program that can check a file and give output about file is in infected or not,also need to know what kind of infection that file have (ex : Trojan, worms, etc ) Is there a way to ...
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Integrate antivirus with a sandbox

When reading the Difference between antivirus and sandbox?, I came up with the idea of how to integrate a sandbox with AV. When the sandbox analyzes the sample and finds that the malware, antivirus ...
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Dell Bios Patcher via dup2 Patcher - false positive

I have written a tool that patcher Dell BIOS updates to work on any other system, which is usefull for the Dell T20 to patch it as T1700. I have used the dup2 Patcher to create the patch. But it ...
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Creating exceptions / rules for online backup programme

The desktop client for a backup provider i use called Backblaze is with very high CPU usage; around 60% of a 2.7ghz i7. I contacted Backblaze's support and they informed me that Avast anti virus and ...
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Is it insecure to use a single antivirus exclusion list?

I work in an organisation that struggles to manage and maintain services. We're rolling out an AV solution and I want to configure a single exclusion list across our entire estate to cover SQL, AD, ...
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How to check for malware in existing personal data

tl;dr: Before concentrating on the walls of my walled-garden security model how can I be sure that I don't already have infected plants. Put another way: How can I be sure that I'm not compromising ...
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What are the privacy conerns with cloud based submission in antivirus?

It seems like many antivirus programs use the cloud to scan files for malware. Isn't this a privacy concern if local files are being uploaded to the cloud? For example with Automatic Sample Submission ...
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Standards and Guidelines Pro/Con Anti Malware programs

For a whitepaper about anti-malware products used in combination with (server side) applications and infrastructure components (database server) I am looking for standards, guidelines and codified ...
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Which AV vendors share their signature db's?

I recently heard that AVG and AVAST share their signaures from avast forum. Which AV vendors share their signature databases or use the same mechanism or sandbox for detecting malwares based on your ...
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Why does Kaspersky warn me about PHP trojans on a Mac?

I have a question regarding PHP Trojans on a Mac. I have downloaded a website's home directory which has been hacked to my local Mac. On this Mac I am running Kaspersky Internet Security which ran a ...
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Windows flags Microsoft Sysinternals .zip files as malicious

Downloaded sdelete v2.01 from official Microsoft website using Google Chrome on Windows 10 Pro: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/sdelete Basic info for SDelete.zip: SHA256: ...
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How can I safely back-up files from an infected computer?

Imagine a laptop that's been infected by malware, and that the owner hasn't backed-up their files.* They have pictures, videos, and documents they'd like to preserve, so they're hesitant to ...
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Alternatives to anti-virus for keeping oneself safe

I have read a lot of articles that talk about how using an AV is less safe than not having one for more intermediate PC users who are careful with what they click and download. For example, here are ...
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High false positive rate when scanning uploads with ClamAV

We have an application where a limited circle of users has to upload files, mostly data in an XML format but also human readable text in PDF, Word etc. This is highly sensitive data, so any virus ...
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What is SpeedSurfing?

My Sophos antivirus detected what it calls "SpeedSurfing", and my Google-fu is failing me. The Chrome extension it deleted was Boomerang for Gmail.
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tool with rest api to scan base64 encoded files [closed]

I'm searching for a tool (antimalware / antivirus) that exposes a REST API and accept me to pass a base64 encoded file in order to check if it's a malicious one or not. I've tried the ClaimAV but it ...
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A Facebook impersonator uploaded pictures of me I never posted online. Now what? [closed]

Exposition One late night I was multi-tasking when a (trusted) friend sent me a link with text in a Facebook message he had apparently written. The preview of the link had a picture of me, and ...
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How to prove that antivirus is capble of detecting and removing malware? [closed]

How can we check if any antivirus is capable of detecting, removing and protecting from the malware? Can it be verified by checking the configuration of the antivirus or by just doing a live scan? If ...
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Does Windows Update modify Hosts file?

I have Avira installed with Hosts file protection enabled. I've noticed a pattern where Avira warns me of an attempted modification of the Hosts file (but alas doesn't tell me which process did the ...
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Is Android anti-virus software necessary and helpful?

Is Android anti-virus software necessary and helpful? Can it actually prevent malware attacks on my system? Are there other good opportunities to block malicious software attacks? At home, I am ...
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How Do antiviruses decide whether a file is to be quarantined or not?

Situation: Trying to understand how an antivirus works. So when an antivirus finds a file with a hash value matching their database, it reports it as an infected file and would quarantine it. Problem:...
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Programmatically Quarantining files

Situation: Using Python to make a simple quarantine software for malware. What I know: I do understand (from this forum no less) that one of the ways is to put the file in a quarantine directory and ...
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Have I created some kind of malware? [closed]

I am quite new to this type of stuff and I'm experimenting a little bit. This weekend I had some spare time and decided to joke around with VBScript and powershell. What I did is I wrote a VBScript ...
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VirusTotal detects threats in Python Anaconda Build 3.6 - is it Reliable?

We are trying to install the Anaconda Python build 3.6, but our virus scanner is detecting possible Trojans and other security alerts in the binary. We find it hard to believe the build is ...
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functioning ( behavioural based ) of an antivirus [closed]

I know how signatures are used to detect malware samples of already known malware and techniques to apply to use. 1.What are some of the different behavioral techniques used by antivirus/anti-malware ...