• Are older viruses removed from virus definition files?

    I already know that anti-virus software receives updates from virus definition files (which contains patterns used to identify viruses). But with the size of updates growing frequently each time, I'm wondering in order to limit the size of the updates, do AV companies remove older viruses from...

    ITKE440,610 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?

    ITKE440,610 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:
  • Uninstall virus

    How do I uninstall the MWdefender from a computer?

    kokedi30 pointsBadges:
  • Virus

    What languages are virus's most written in?

    guslepe265 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:
  • removing virus

    how can remove virus from computer .

    nc1234545 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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  • 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:
  • 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:
  • One computer cause another on the network to slow down

    Hi guys, I faced strange problem recently. In network with 3 computers, router, printer one of the computer share documents and database file. One week ago strange things start to happen. When accessing shared documents on main computer from second computer everething works fine, but when opening...

    Evgeniy40 pointsBadges:
  • Eradicate Virus Remover 2009 on Windows XP

    Eradicating Virus Remover 2009 My computer (Dell with Windows XP) got infected with Virus Remover 2009. It is a pesky virus (malware) & keeps popping up informing that I need to install this software to remove virus from my PC. It shows a scan and informs that a number of files are infected. I have...

    SbElectric2,540 pointsBadges:
  • Interesting virus…

    I came across an interesting virus while fixing my neighbour's laptop last night. Basically, here's what it did: <p>1. Replicate the desktop (Vista)</p> <p>2. Spit out multiple error messages about the hard drive being corrupt.</p> <p>3. Popped up a window that looked...

    Lordhowe175 pointsBadges:
  • trojan horse downloader

    hi i have a win NT4.0 sp6 server.its a DNS and web server. from few days the IE was redirecting the sites to some search engines.when i scaned with AVG it detected some trojan horse downloader.i healed the trojan and restarted the DNS.the problem was solved.but after some hours the problem arise...

    Redrose0 pointsBadges:
  • Hidden Spyware on my computer?

    I have a problem with my e-mails where if somebody sends me a picture, when I go to open it, it opens in picture viewer and when I scroll to the left or right, it shows images of things I have looked at either on my computer or on the internet. It pops up on the e-mail as image001.jpg. I have CA...

    Mohamad15 pointsBadges:
  • Windows XP SP2 problems after virus removal

    Hi, I am having a problem with windows xp. The pc had a virus on and I removed the virus with MCFEE antivirus. There after I am not able to logon. The computer gets to the loging screen, I logon but it reverts back to the login screen. I did a windows repair install, fixboot and fixmbr but the...

    Kiviet5 pointsBadges:

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