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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 ...

As a part of my project I had to scrape some motivational pictures, so I considered using the gallery section of the website, "Quotes Cover" - "https://quotescover.com/category/quotes-gallery". ...

On my computer there are lots of html files with titles DECRYPT_INFORMATION. I have scanned them with AVG and it says they are no threat but I am suspicious. I don't know html so when I open them on ...

I opened two emails. Supposedly one was from Zendesk (the other I did not realize was from another source. Attention was elsewhere). Anyhow, I clicked on the unsubscribe button. Normally, this a good ...

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 ...

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 ...

Here is some information I research about cloudfront.net AdWare: I've seen several topics talk abou this malware: Cloudfront.net Malware According to this article: How to remove CloudFront.net ...

I wish to analyze the changes made by a specific virus. For example, Win32.Sality. Where can I get the sample of this, or other similar, malware for testing?

I'm trying to infect a laptop with malware for testing purposes and I just can't seem to do it. I've been searching for .exes that will just RUN and I can't find anything straight forward. Looking at ...

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If I scan a file download URL in VirusTotal and it's clean, but then download that same file and then reupload it to VirusTotal for scanning and it finds infections, why would that be the case? The ...

Find Virus in an Image File

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I just received a .jpg file that I'm almost positive contains a virus, so I have two questions about what I am able to do with the image. My first question originates from the fact that I opened the ...

McAfee version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3atmWmWCwlw “Spyware Rubbernecking” WebRoot version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6D-GSdLtNo “The effects of typosquatting”. This video shows how ...

I bought my computer in 2011. From 2011 to 2015 the computer was accessible to a cousin of mine who is a developer. He doesn't work with IT security, but has more than a decade of experience ...

Having read about the large number of routers infected by Wifatch, I've realised I don't know how to check whether my router has been infected with this or more malicious malware or what I'd do about ...

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 ...

This article claims that zip bombs cannot be used today as modern systems are too smart for it and no victim is going to slowly unpack terrabytes of data so zip bombs are basically useless. Is this ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

I was online and one of the sites randomly redirected to a site called mcafeesecurity.application-center.club. It was talking about how my mcafee has expired (my subscription is current). I scanned ...

Can an OS vulnerability be exploited to install BIOS/UEFI/firmware malware (such as a keylogger)? I know BIOS is a "deeper" level than the OS. I know firmware based keyloggers exist. I know they can ...

I'm seeing a virus in our network with some strange headers. Sometimes they are coming (sourced) from a netscaler VIP, other times they seem to come from an Exchange hub server. How do I determine ...

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!...

I was scanning a file on VirusTotal.com and it was identified malicious by only one antivirus (1/68 antiviruses) called CMC so I was interested to know about this antivirus, see if it's the deal or ...

What harm can virus sites that contain malicious PHP code cause? What is an example of a piece of PHP code that could potentially harm your computer or steal information? I know that most if not all ...

As an investigative journalist I receive each day dozens of messages, many of which contain PDF documents. But I'm worried about some of the potentially malicious consequences of blindly opening them ...

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 ...

im having big issues removing "JS:Downloader-FHB trj" on my computer, i already tried all software available, and after detecting and removing than the software says that is clean, but is not in ...

Is it possible for someone to infect your phone/computer network with malware through a phone call if the phone is connected to said network as well?

Related to this question: Is This A Hack/Malware/Breach? Date: Noticed between 5/23-5/24/2018 OS: Windows 10 Applies to: Windows 10 version 1709 for x64-based Systems Browser: Microsoft Edge 41....

I need a help! This is very weird malware I get every week even if I delete it and I don't know what to do. I have a virtual web hosting (not VPS). There are more than 10 websites like: /site1.com/...

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 ...

An acquaintance of mine got a call from an alleged Microsoft employee and provided him access to his Windows 10 computer via team viewer (commonly known as the tech support scam). But when the scammer ...

If I run a program on a Windows 10 machine, can the program install a virus on an attached USB drive, and can it install a virus into the firmware of the computer to be loaded before the OS/bootloader?...

Im trying to pack an Executable using an Exe Packer like UPX.I packed and checked the File with VirusTotal.com.Here some 9 Antivirus Products say its a Virus actually its a harmless exe.I think the AV ...

Not to be dramatic but at my level of inexperience, the title is what I'm left with. Hoping smarter people can point me in the right direction, so here goes... A google account used in a school ...

I don't know if this is the right place to post this question but I have two tasks that have appeared recently and are always taking up most of my CPU. They don't have a name and when I go to stop ...

I recently inherited a corporate network and one of the devices kept having errors connecting to mapped network drives with errors pertaining to the server time being different than the computer's ...

By design the browser enforces a Sandbox, but we know that Javascript which runs inside this sandbox can be used to do malware damage etc.Isn't the sandbox supposed to protect against it as well as ...

I downloaded an untrusted .dmg file (that I'm fairly sure was malicious) on macOS High Sierra and double-clicked it to open it, mounting it. I didn't double-click or open the actual application ...

I just got off the phone with an investment firm where I have an account. About a month ago, they blocked online access to my account due to "malware or a virus" found on my PC or device. Since we ...

I'm looking into the history of malware. When was malicious software fist called malware? I think that malicious software is called "computer virus".

To my current understanding: A virus is a program that does not self replicate and relies on the host file being spread. It has malicious intent. A trojan is a program that is run by deceiving the ...

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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since I learned coding I was writing on a 7 year old laptop, sadly it's gone now, so I need a new one. I've been thinking all night about wjat I can do, I could only think of some small ...

A friend told to me the following: I don't use Anti-Virus software at all, I am just careful about where I go and what I click on. I've also heard this from other people as I've repaired their PC'...

Say I use Chrome on a new computer to log in to a website, and I select the option to have the browser remember the password. Then I download a straight-up smorgasbord of viruses of every kind. Can ...

Like all beginners in the land of Linux, I usually look for websites that contain some useful shell commands, mark it with my mouse, copy it (CTRL + C) and paste it into a terminal. For example, if ...

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