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Questions tagged [trojan]

In computing, Trojan horse, or Trojan, is any malicious computer program which is used to hack into a computer by misleading users of its true intent.

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Antivirus mark SliTaz x64 core as Heur.AdvML.B [on hold]

File slitaz-rolling-core64.iso at official distribution mirror was marked as Heur.AdvML.B and removed. Is there any probability to get a trojan from this site?
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Asp.NET project .dll is recognized as Ludicrouz virus

I was just working on this project and suddenly Windows Defender triggered a warning of virus... the source was the project itself. Ran the Avira antivirus and found nothing. Removed the C: drive ...
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Strange spam to my IG and email with my secret information

I got strange email recently telling that i have an affair and it listed my visited cities with my boyfriend last year. Also threaten to share my relationship with others. Something that bother me ...
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What's the deal with .LNK (Windows shortcuts) files?

Today Ms Security Essentials thought that a .lnk in my computer was infected and quarantined it. It seemed legit to me, just a shortcut to my H2 (database) console script, which I had installed (in ...
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Is it true that any current smartphone is broadcasting audio and position of its owner even if switched off and not given permission by the owner?

Is it true that any current smartphone is broadcasting audio and position of its owner by design even if switched off and not given permission by the owner to broadcast?
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mRemoteNG monitoring the clipboard constantly?

Using mRemoteNG 1.75.7012.16814 and Password Depot 11 on Windows 10. The issue: If mRemoteNG is running, and I copy a password from Password Depot to the clipboard, I get this message from Password ...
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My ASP.NET core application executable detected as Trojan

I wanted to copy from a local publish location of my ASP.NET Core project on a production IIS Server, and Windows Defender detected a Trojan in my main executable file. When I scan this folder on my ...
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Suspicious new folder named .um in internal storage, google search says file is spyware

I am running Android 7.0 in a Samsung Galaxy J7 prime phone. Today, while using the phone, I suddenly found a folder named obj in Internal storage/Android, that had never been there before. It had the ...
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System Infected: Trojan.Naid Activity [closed]

We have Tomcat 6 in the production server with Symantec Endpoint Protection on windows server 2008 server datacenter. Symantec showing following lines in logs [SID: 27068] System Infected: Trojan....
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Is This a Virus?

i want to ask about a program is it a malware or a program from mozilla? When i turn on my pc it start normally but i see an open program called update.exe and it have a firefox icon on it, when i ...
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Is it possible to become infected with virus, trojan or malware by browsing the infected sites or running installation .exe?

I am quite paranoid and I am always afraid that when i accidentally open some infected sites it would run scripts that automatically download malwares, viruses and trojans into my pc and run by ...
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Kali.download website blocked by Kaspersky because of Trojan, is it safe?

So when I tried to dist upgrade my Kali, at the end my Antivirus blocked it from downloading from this website Do all Kali Linux operating systems try to download from this webpage (http://kali....
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How does the Supermicro hardware trojan work? [closed]

Today Bloomberg published an article about a newly discovered hardware trojan found on Supermicro boards. The article is titled "The Big Hack". Unfortunately the article was not very specific about ...
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Anatomy of a very creative .txt virus/trojan. How does it work?

So I downloaded a PDF which is password protected. Inside the same folder there are the following apparently harmless files: As you can see, they are both .txt files, right? Pretty harmless.. ...
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How to act on company-wide malware infestation

A colleague left and I have been entrusted with the security of the company. Checking an initial status I found that the machines are infested with viruses and there are multiple port scans and brute ...
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Getting a M2IzYzlm.exe in task manager [duplicate]

Getting a M2IzYzlm.exe in task manager, It pops up after a certain interval of time and switches off my wifi, when I right clicked and tried to locate it, it shows a folder with a weird name inside ...
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Refurbished laptop computer - any advice?

I just recently bought a refurbished laptop. I have seen stories of refurbished phones being sold with spyware, trojans etc installed on them. My question is, what steps should I take (outside of ...
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chrome is launched and tries to open a wierd website

I have this wierd problem that once in a while (I guess mostly when I plug my laptop to adapter) chromium is lauched by itself and loads this wbesite: http://gestyy.com/wPEFwy I can guess that there ...
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Are Trojan Horse virus? (or is it a matter of debate?) [duplicate]

Trojan is a malware, no doubt. But is it a virus? While googled, got the following, A Trojan horse may also be referred to as a Trojan horse virus, but that is technically incorrect. Unlike a ...
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What exactly is the meaning of 'trojan' and 'rootkit'? [duplicate]

I know both are a type of malware, trojans 'disguise them self as a useful program' and rootkits 'embed them self in the system to avoid detection'. Technically how do they accomplish such things? I'm ...
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Received SMS/MMS with suspicious link - what to do now?

I today received a personalized sms on my android phone which: addresses me by my first name is labeled sms/mms claims to be from a contact with a first name which I do not have in my contact list, ...
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Generating a secret on a compromised computer

Suppose we are on a compromised computer (for example infested with trojans logging key presses or taking screenshots) and for some reason we have to generate a number that's supposed to be secret for ...
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Why arent all hackers traced ? ( network based attackers or malware which communicate with CNC servers)

When hackers use tor or irc or proxies to attack or use CNC servers behind these to evade. Why can't they be traced? For example, something like wanna cry or any other known malware, when something ...
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How does “validator” javascript trojan effect my PC?

My Kaspersky Internet Security said it just blocked a HEUR:Trojan.Script.Generic from this web page (Do not go to the web page below, it may damage your PC): https://trafficvalidator.com/launch/...
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macOS and .ssh/id_rsa security

My super crucial private key is stored at ~/.ssh/id_rsa with a chmod of "-rw-------" I run a lot of applications on my Mac. For example: Bash scripts .app binaries (For example, Sketch.app) Ruby ...
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AVG detects Kaspersky update files as infected (trojan, infected, malware)

(Note: update at end of Q) On a Mac, I am using AVG as the primary AV. In addition to this, I have a few scanners (Bitdefender and Malwarebytes) that I update and use periodically. Recently I decided ...
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Can the blocking of JavaScript and the disabled loading of embedded attachments make an HTML email relatively secure?

In order to protect myself from getting trojans and other stuff, I have changed Thunderbird’s options to only display emails in a simplified HTML format. But this format takes away pretty much of the ...
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CoinHive Bitcoin Mining [closed]

2 clients (call them Client R and Client B) reported users of their websites complaining about their anti-viruses detecting a trojan called: CoinHive.js. This seem to be a bitcoin mining malware, that ...
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What's the purpose in sending a malicious .js file over email? [duplicate]

I was told that a suspicious looking email appeared in one's email and upon clicking the link it downloaded a ZIP archive with only a single .js file in it. The code was obfuscated, but I managed ...
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What is coin hive virus?

My Kaspersky Internet Security said it detects a trojan at (do not go to the link below, my KIS said it's trojan): https:// coinhive.com/lib/coinhive.min.js The Trojan name is Trojan.JS.Miner.d. ...
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Accidentally downloaded a Trojan.Dropper which Malwarebytes picked up, how to ensure system is clean?

So I was trying to download an arcade game, everything seemed legit and I guess I was too excited to play it I started running it - only after clicking it I decided to run a scan on both Avira and ...
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Protect network from IP Camera

I am looking to add an IP camera to a home network. The camera connects to the home network via an ethernet cable, but it also has wifi capabilities. The manufacturer is a small one, so no good ...
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Can i make a http payload? [closed]

Hello stack exchange community, I was wondering if i can generate a payload that connects using http . Because it will be faster and it will avoid all the problems of port forwarding and explloiting. ...
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using booby-trapped video to find IP address

According to this article, the FBI was able to create a "booby-trapped video", which when played, exposed the real IP address of the computer, even though the video itself was downloaded anonymously ...
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T900 Skype Virus How to detect and how to remove [closed]

I hope that this is the correct forum to post this question. I wanted ask what is the best way to identify if a machine is infected with the virus T9000 and also, which antivirus programs are capable ...
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Is there malware on my mac?

So, a funny thing just happened. I have my (personal) mac connected to the wired enterprise network and have for several months. Today, a couple of guys from IT came busting through the door saying ...
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Can malware attach itself to user files?

Recently my AV has been detecting Trojan backdoors, Rootkits and Worms quite often. Some go unnoticed (I've checked suspicious files in VirusTotal a few times and they indeed turned out to be malware ...
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Retrieve a deleted trojan by Kaspersky for analysis (on windows 7)?

After installation of Kaspersky on a windows machine, several trojan viruses where discovered and deleted. Now, I'm looking for a way to retreive those trojans deleted by kasperky. (to export them to ...
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Safety from new trojans

Is there a possibility for a skilled programmer to make an undetectable non viral trojan? infecting one system at a time, meaning that it'll never have it's signature be known by anti-malware makers, ...
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Is there a inherent security threat to having border security receive your passwords?

There have been a number of cases when border security officials have requested passwords to mobile data devices as indicated in the questions US and Canada border crossing and computer privacy: What ...
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Odd Proxy setting in Microsoft Edge

Today I encountered odd proxy settings on a user's Windows 10 installation. Microsoft Edge had the proxy set to: use proxyserver The address field was set to: ...os=127.0.0.1:51144 The "port" ...
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Could YouTube downloaded videos be infected (by Youtube)?

I downloaded Youtube videos, but found out just now it is illegal. I thought that if Mozilla page has add-on for that, it must be legal! Could Youtube videos be infected? Could Youtube infect them to ...
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Can hardware be infected with remote administration malware?

can a READ-ONLY dvd/cd player have firmware in it get infected with a RAT? I read 2 different opinions here, a yes and a no. It is in relation to if a RAT gets onto computer via ip address or opening ...
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Can programs replicate hidden versions of themselves? [closed]

I'm currently studying malware techniques of replication to gather information for coding an antivirus. Could a malware (if run) create a duplicate of itself in the startup directory with the hidden ...
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How I rescue my hardware from a Trojan

I got some hardware from China that comes with a RAR archive containing a "driver installer" exe, as well as a file, lpk.dll, which appears to be a Trojan that infects RAR files. I'm now quite ...
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Is it possible to put malware in an audio file with steganography?

I have recently read malware being hidden in a "usable" picture file with stenography such as this forum, https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/574487/is-it-possible-for-a-virus-to-be-embedded-in-...
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Why would a bat file that just starts a program be considered a virus?

My friend's computer was having a lot of viruses so he wanted me to download an operating system for him. So he gave me a flash memory. When I opened the flash my antivirus (Kaspersky Total Security) ...
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Help with viewing hidden registry entries

Like the title says, I need help with viewing hidden registry entries that are not normally accessible through the default windows regedit. To start off, my friends son tried downloading a free game ...
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My Laptop has outgoing UDP packets on high numbered ports several times a second

I originally noticed this on my router firewall, so I installed Zone Alarm in order to look more closely, and now I can see it in the ZA logs. I have run virus scans from Kaspersky, Trend Micro, & ...
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Finding a trojan on an android device

An acquaintance of mine recently came to me with strong suspicions that their non-rooted 6.0 Android device had been infected by a third party who has regular physical access to it. While I have a ...