• How do you know if your computer has been hacked into?

    I have a few error messages coming up on my laptop screen saying someone is trying to hack into your computer. I thought it was just a virus. Does anyone know if it was a virus or was someone really trying to hack in?

    Verynew20 pointsBadges:
  • Registry Replace

    Recently, on my laptop, I got a few viruses. Some of the registry keys have been notoriously difficult to remove. These are strains that AVG anti-virus, Spybot Search and Destroy, McAffee, and Trend Micro weren't even able to get rid of...and I had to do manually. With that in mind, I'm sure there...

    Schmidtw11,330 pointsBadges:
  • shdocpv.dll – virus – hijack problem

    Hi, I'm sorry if I had chosen the wrong recipient. I am running Windows 2000. When I open my browser (IE 6.0) I get this:res://shdocpv.dll/blank.htmOrres://C:WinntSystem32shdocpv.dllsecurity.htm Please help me to get rid of this. Thanks!

    CUser020 pointsBadges:
  • Data vs. perimeter vs. network security

    A short time ago, author Wes Noonan wrote some tips for SearchWindowsSecurity.com about deperimeterization. He explained how security is always pitted against business needs, and perimeters have become porous because businesses require traffic from SMTP, HTTP or VPNs to pass through the firewall....

    RobynLorusso230 pointsBadges:
  • Skipped Items

    Why when I run a full scan, there is a large number of, "skipped items"? Does this mean that these items are not being evaluated for possible viruses?

    jackkrol5 pointsBadges:
  • Is a Firewall impervious to Viruses?

    By being connected to the Internet, a computer can be infected with viruses. Why do we put a firewall between the computer and the internet. Isn't the firewall vulnerable to virus attacks?  If not, why not?

    ITKE344,900 pointsBadges:
  • Unknown Threats

    Apart from honeypots, what are the different methods to find unknown threats which are prevalent? How do I find methods to mitigate them. PS: all the vulnerabilities are known to all the n/w administrators and then can take measures to mitigate attacks but this doesn't happen..Hackers are at least...

    Czarleo0 pointsBadges:
  • Manipulation Engine Definition

    Hi all! I've read the term "manipulation engine" (related to passwords) in a couple of papers but aside from guessing could not find a proper definition of it (not even in this website !!!). Can anyone please redirect me to / provide a clear definition of this term, related to "Security"? Many...

    DiegoDH275 pointsBadges:
  • virus or malware

    I have a pop-up reminder that I need to know if it's a virus/malware or something else. Can i send a screen shot?

    mesak5 pointsBadges:
  • End-user awareness education for company newsletter

    I have been given the task of developing user awareness 1-pager fact sheets to be distributed on a monthly basis in our company newsletter and posted on our intranet. I can write these from scratch but was hoping not to have to reinvent the wheel. Help?

    CalendarGirl0 pointsBadges:
  • I just narrowly avoided getting scammed (corrupted files)

    I got a phone call from people impersonating some kind of tech support company. I was redirected to http://www.ammyy.com where I downloaded an .exe file which granted them remote control of my computer, and they then proceeded to use said program to run a scan for viruses, spyware and corrupt...

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  • TROJAN DELETION

    I acquired a TROJAN that has become a bit of a problem to get rid. I have tried reformatting my FLASH drive since thats where it originated with no results. It has jumped to my laptop and though it does not seem to be causing a problem i still would like to clear it. I have change virus protection...

    Triton5 pointsBadges:
  • Virus Prevents Programs From Running

    Recently I got a bunch of viruses on my laptop. After removing most of them, I have encountered a serious problem: When I click on a program to run it, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, for example, a dialog box pops up and asks what I would like to run this with. It's an executable, it should run by itself....

    Schmidtw11,330 pointsBadges:
  • virus malware spyware

    I want to how to conduct a risk assessment to protect our pcs, networks

    M20085 pointsBadges:
  • Trojan.ByteVerify & Downloader Virus

    Hi, My system has been infected with two Trojan.ByteVerify and one Downloader virus. I am using Windows Vista and the above virsuses were detected by Norton Security Scan that I have on my system. However, I have not bought the antivirus software yet so all the definations are not updated. I called...

    Bangu5 pointsBadges:
  • Signatures of Trojans

    How can I verify that there are no trojans on my network?  I would like to know where I can find signatures for the latest inceptions of the biggies in the trojan world.  I do not trust my anti-virus program and want to manually check md5s of files that trojans infect.  

    AndrewGauger105 pointsBadges:
  • reformating system infected with a virus

    how do i reformat my system when its completely infected by virus and unable to start any .exe files

    Mosalikante5 pointsBadges:
  • Network virus problem – Windows XP

    In spite of having Symantec anti-virus, with updated definitions, a virus has got into our network. Virus scans on several computers report a virus in folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\_qbothome\msadvapi.dll. In spite of settings to view hidden folders, Windows Explorer does not show the...

    Britinga425 pointsBadges:
  • malware removal software vs hard drive sanitation software

    My computer has slowed to a snails pace. Suspecting spyware or a virus I tried downloading free removal software from the internet such as AVG, Noadware, etc. Some were bait and switch offering scans but charged for removal. Usable free removal software had not effect and did not work. Would...

    ChcukT5 pointsBadges:
  • HALLMARK VIRUS ATTACK

    Hi our organization is facing onslaught of the HALLMARK virus.Symantec has no TA\update on this latest variant as of today i.e. JAN 13-2009 If anyone has experienced this Virus in corporate environment please share your comments and suggestions for mitigating the adverse impact of this Virus.By the...

    Paramnarang5 pointsBadges:

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