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Questions tagged [virus-removal]

The process of removing a virus or malware from a system.

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Should I be worried about old viruses from a hard drive that hasn't been used in the last 13 years?

I recently built a new PC with windows 10 and I was recovering some pictures from an old hard drive that I had in one of my PCs from about 13 - 15 years ago. The hard drive has just been sitting in a ...
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.[fileslocker@pm.me] virus [duplicate]

I have one PC (Windows 7) which is attacked presumably by a ransomware (in spite of having regularly updated antivirus viz Net Protector AV). What I could see is this -- In MySQL/bin folder, all files ...
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How can I recover my exploited android phone?

I have a Samsung S9 phone that has been exploited by my neighbor, however I am unsure as to how to prove/verify it, how in depth the access is to my phone, or how I can re-secure my phone. It seems ...
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Is Kaspersky Total Security a good choice against malware? [closed]

I've been using Kaspersky Total Security for quite some time even though I'm not an Information Security professional, I heard it was considerably efficient. Yesterday, though, I was navigating ...
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Could my computer have downloaded some sort of virus or malware after clicking this button?

I went to the website: katsokos.com, and was shown this page: I stupidly clicked on the verification button and was redirected to the chrome store page for some chrome plugin, as well as the website ...
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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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Computer Virus detection decidability proof [closed]

Is there a way to prove that detecting computer virus is decidable, the prove may be theoretical also
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Android antivirus apps

Is it necessary to have an internet connection to run and properly scan an android device for viruses or malware using an anti-virus app? How an anti-virus app scan an android device for infected ...
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SSD Wipe to remove known & unknown malware [duplicate]

Does anyone know of a method to wipe a HDD that gives a high degree of confidence that any malware present will not persist when the OS is reinstalled? Using tools on Linux and/or Windows? We have ...
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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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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 ...
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I May have a Virus. What Can I Do? [duplicate]

So recently, I was Googling for images so that I can run Cisco router images on GNS3. I know I shouldn't be looking for images and I will now stop. I came a across a site and I believe it gave me a ...
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How to safely reformat? [duplicate]

Spyhunter has found an infection on my computer and I need to reformat, evidently. The main question I have is how can I safely reinstall Windows with all Windows updates safely? I suspect that each ...
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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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How to stop TeraBit program [duplicate]

I accidentally executed terabit virus program on my computer, now i couldn't be able to open notepad, chrome, and not even task manager, i have edited the value of task manager in registry but terabit ...
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Possible EternalBlue Infection, Next Step? [duplicate]

Sorry if I messed up in any manner, e.g. title, details, tags, layout, venue, response plan, etc. I know a little of the stacks and security in general. Short Version: I found material on my other ...
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How to search for malicious software added after a recent date

I recently gave my laptop to Apple for repair, and they required my admin password. Of course I supplied a temporary password, but they still had access to the admin account. I trust Apple, but I'm ...
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I keep getting a popup that disappears as soon as it shows up which may be a virus

OK SO basically I got an email from a "FEDEX agent" that I idiotically opened on a school computer (my teacher disconnected and fixed the computer thankfully, and was nice about it, it's just that I ...
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Problems with Chrome, Skype and Discord - possible MITM attack? [duplicate]

Two days ago everything was working just fine, but then I got this error in Google Chrome: Your connection is not private. www.youtube.com might attempt to steal your personal information. At the ...
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What is the best way to screen potentially compromised USB or flash devices?

I've got some flash devices. It is a bit like playing Russian roulette. The devices are of unknown origin containing information of unknown value. However, the potential value is great enough to be ...
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Different virus types of testing on a Windows VM [closed]

I am a masters student in computer science, and I need to do a project with virtual machine (host and guest both are Windows 10). The project is: Describe and experiment different methods to clean ...
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Can HDD without OS contain active virus

I bought a Free-dos computer with 128gb SSD and 1 TB HDD some time ago, installed Windows 10 on the SSD. After months of usage by many people, I question the security of the computer, I see sudden cpu,...
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File signature vs Virus signature

I have thought of creating simple anti-virus. I have read some article and they said that the there is a two way of detection. The virus dictionary signature searching is the one method. So I have ...
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What do “Mac Ads Cleaner” and “Mac App Cleaner” do while installed? [closed]

Recently I responded to a suggestion that I "upgrade Flash" on my macOS system only do end up with several applications running, and intruding into my browser and desktop that I did not (mean to) ...
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Hosting send virus errors could not get rid of this

I have a wordpress website and hostgator keeps on sending this information → During a scan of our servers we identified malicious content in accounts under your control. We have quarantined the ...
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Can you recognize this virus?

Yesterday i noticed a folder with a strange name, it looked like this from the inside: I was cautions not open any of the files, but i opened the .sql in a text-editor, to realize it's not SQL but ...
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Locking down Ubuntu

A competition is coming up at my school for securing computers and my OS for this challenge is Ubuntu. I'm trying to think of things to add to my list of security measures and things to look out for. ...
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Is the Android Application Manager Infallible? [closed]

When the Android Application Manager reports that an app has been uninstalled, or an app does not or no longer appears in the Application Manager list under any category (installed, running, etc.), is ...
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my server got hacked and I only got to find the cronjob command [duplicate]

I installed Clamav and rootkits detectors and they found nothing. The virus run a few process named modules that eating cpu, my server vendor told me that it is bitcoin miner virus but they didn't ...
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Shared hosting is hacked [duplicate]

My shared hosting with GoDaddy was hacked by injecting a PHP file (deade6.php) that is recreated every time I delete it. I also tried to modify the .htaccess but it gets recreated as follows: <...
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I accidentally got a virus. How do i remove it completely? [duplicate]

I was trying to look for keys to activate Windows and i installed a program. Instead, it became a massive virus reinstalling Chrome instantly, setting my browser to "trotux" and installed a bunch of ...
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How to get rid of youndoo? [duplicate]

Lately my computer was infected with an adware called youndoo , this opens a search page every time I open a browser , tried resetting the browsers and used a malware remover , but didn't work , how ...
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Help! My home PC has been infected by a virus! What do I do now?

This is an attempt to ask a canonical question as discussed in this old meta post. The goal is to create something helpful that can be used as a duplicate when non experts ask about virus infections. ...
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Is it safe to use a computer for banking etc after you have removed a virus from it? [duplicate]

So one of my laptops had a virus recently. I managed to remove it by running my computer in safe mode and then running my Antivirus software (norton). My laptop appears on be running fine now. ...
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Prevent external hard disk drive from infection

Will partition of my hard drive help me to protect my essential files? I want to divide my 1 TB Hard disk drive into 4 partitions and store my files accordingly. For example I am keeping my movies in ...
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Where can I get more info about these viruses?

I've been using Airtel 3G Dongle (Data Card) on Windows and ClamWin has detected the following viruses in the dialer software of Airtel: C:\Program Files\airtel\TCPOptimizer.exe: Win.Trojan.Swrort-...
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How can I kill minerd malware on an AWS EC2 instance? [duplicate]

I have an AWS EC2 instance running RHEL 7.2 which seems to have been hacked by a BitCoin CPU Miner. When I run ps -eo pcpu,args --sort=-%cpu | head, it shows that there is a CPU miner that's taking up ...
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Virus Infected: unable to open anti-virus web sites?

Recently I installed KMSPico, after that many unwanted softwares were installed on my system, later I uninstalled all of them and removed related folders. But strangely from my system I couldn’t open ...
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Tencent/Safefinder Identify and remove malware [duplicate]

I wasn't paying attention when downloading some apps today and have successfully installed some malware on my PC. I had Safefinder installed and I am currently removing its components and running ...
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Detecting Process Hollowing

I was brainstorming methods of detecting process hollowing and other forms of code injection, and this one seemed pretty robust. Would it be possible for a "process hollowing scanner" to enumerate ...
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Is my network affected by malware?

I am using Wi-Fi at my home, so I can connect more devices like my phone and computer in the same network. For the past two months, whatever website I visit, it loads for a long time and at the end it ...
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VirusTotal desktop file uploader seems infected

I wanted to scan my process with VirusTotal.com and for this I downloaded vtuploader2.2.exe from their website. Before executing, I uploaded it to VirusTotal.com and scanned it for viruses to make ...
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Does malware persist after wiping hard drive and reinstalling OS from manufacturer disc? [duplicate]

This question is related to a computer where users other than the owner have had access for periods of several hours at a time. The following steps have been taken to clean the computer: Used ...
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Is there a name for an anti-virus station / kiosk?

I am not able to define the exact term for a station that is meant to scan whatever media coming from outside a company and that have the following specifications: The station should never be on any ...
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Do I Have A Virus (and What To Do)? [closed]

Background: Windows 8, not a special edition. Windows Defender and Webroot are both installed and have been installed for over a month. Yesterday I got a weird error that I've never seen before that ...
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Where Does ClamAV Get Its Virus Signatures?

I see that ClamAV has virus definition files which are mostly hash codes in md5, sha1, and sha256 formats, which either look at the whole file or what are called PE sections of an executable file. Of ...
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How to get rid of DNS Unlocker on Windows [closed]

I have found several online guides about removing DNS Unlocker but I haven't been able to complete any of the steps because no suspicious files, programs, etc. show up when I look for them. Google ...
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Removing malware from a USB drive

Let's suppose I plugged in my UBS flash drive in my friends' PC and it got infected with malware. Is there a way I can wipe the USB drive without connecting it my or some other computer (and infecting ...
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How can I find how Cryptowall infiltrated my work network? [closed]

Yesterday in the morning a colleague noticed that all files on the file server's Public folder were encrypted and had the HELPME@FREESPEECHMAIL.ORG text appended to each filename. Public folder is ...
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Do you know a harmless exe file that copies itself into a file?

I'm doing a simple project where I read an exe file and if I find a virus that I already know, I erase it from the file. I have to test it with a virus (I'm looking for something harmless) that insert ...