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Other half's laptop just trying to clean it up a bit as very slow. Do these logs look okay? Have deleted all the stuff flagged up in the malware scans but they just seemed to be some social search engine rubbish. Any pointers appreciated in advance, Mike
by Mike Askew 131 in Information Security ()
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I am having issues with bookmarks directing to other webites. I can save bookmarks but when I click them later it goes to another website like I have windows 8 and am using Firefox which says it is up to date. How do I get rid of the virus? Thank …
by wmc1956 in Information Security ()
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i play games that need java to run the games yesterday they all worked fine today none of them work my wife used the computer while i was asleep last night and she gets alot of viruses on the computer sometimes idk how but thats not my problem atm i …
by yay604 in Information Security ()
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I'm just curios. Lets a say a person downloaded a trojan by mistake and the trojan gives a attacker commands and control to control the PC. If that happens a user can unplug the PC and pull out the hard drive to connect it to another desktop and format the …
by napninjanx in Information Security ()
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Today is another of those 'Hallmark' IT security days; in the case of Tuesday the 11th of February 2014 that means 'Safer Internet Day'. I'm not going to start yet another rant about the pointlessness of this, and why every day should be Safer Internet Day. If you want to …
by happygeek 1,589 in Information Security ()
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Hey guys.. I had some good help last time but now here is whats happenieng As soon as I turn the computer on, the Windows explorer keeps closing itself, tries to re-open it and then close again. Now I am working with the task manager to connect to internet and …
by faisalniazi in Information Security ()
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Spambot has taken hold of my computer and is sending out emails to my clients, friends and family. If someone could help me get this off of my computer, I would appreciate it. I do need the information in laymen's terms, I'm so not IT (but I learn quickly).
by LynnCarter62 in Information Security ()
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Hi! I'm usually on Firefox, windows 7 64 bit, fujitsu lifebook, run adblocker on FF and I get these weird tabs that just open right in front of my eyes sometimes that say "hope", "patience" etc. and have a kind of colored border, nothing on the tab, just the tab …
by Ekundayo in Information Security ()
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I scanned my system with Malwarebytes today and located the directories of several viruses. I used NotePad++ to open the executable files and deleted all the code written therein and saved the change to the virus. I proceeded to delete the viruses with Malwarebytes; but, I wondered, had I left …
by bjsaturn in Information Security ()
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PLease I hear of viruses, Spyware and other Nasties.I really dont know how it works. Anyone with an idea or a very good knowledge should be please take me on it. I will be highly grateful. Thanks
by IceTouchAngel in Information Security ()
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Something is connected to my Wi-Fi without my permission. I don't know what/who this is. How do I get rid of? Is it hacker/virus? I should be only one listed.
by RikTelner 20 in Information Security ()
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I can't seem to be able to remove a rotten adware called keep now.... i can't even find the location of it and I see it on all my browsers. anyone know how to remove this? It shows up on all sites that i go to, including this one...
by <M/> 170 in Information Security ()
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Apparently it's Data Privacy Day tomorrow (January 28th) which, if you will allow me to quote the website blurb, is an "international effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint". Given the Edward Snowden NSA spying revelations that broke during the course of …
by happygeek 1,589 in Information Security ()
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I have a PC with 2 drives. A SSD which has my OS installed and a traditional HDD which has all my files and most of my programs on it. My question is do I have to install my new anti-virus on the OS drive or can if funciton properly …
by bryann in Information Security ()
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I start up my mother in laws computer and she has not start menu no icons nothing. I can acess task manager and commpand prompt. She thinks she has gotten a virus where it has hidden everything as when you click create a new task under file you can see …
by kristen72888 in Information Security ()
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hello I was wondering if I could be helped. My moms computer has caught the sasser virus isass.exe an invalid parameter was passed by a function or something along those lines at start up of her computer she runs windows xp profesional. I tried booting it into safemode and i …
by brimstone in Information Security ()
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Hi guys, has anyone ever worked with keyloggers? I need a recommendation. I have found a couple of keylogger on Google, but I've never worked with those programs before. Has anyone ever used one of these keyloggers: Thank you for your help.
by ShouldAt3 in Information Security ()
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for some reason when on my computer, internet explorer keeps starting itself up, the only difference it doesn't show up on the hotbar or the applications tab on Task Manager it is only it's process that is started help?
by mitchell.williams.121772 in Information Security ()
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good day everyone, my computer hardware are all good. but when i power it on, display only appears up to windows logo only. the next thing happen was black screen though the computer is still running. please help me to solve this problem. thanks...
by christine.mendoza.969 in Information Security ()
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Hello Community, I was just wondering what this url is "" for some reason on start-up my computer will open this url not all the time but occasionally. It doesn't do anything it just gives my a blank page, the HTTPS certificate is in affect so I don't thing it's …
by joshl_1995 22 in Information Security ()
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I got a virus that turned off Microsoft Essentials and prevented me from starting it. I tried getting other programs to remove it but i believe that the virus also disabled Microsoft installer. My skype wont start properly along with other programs i use daily taking an extremely long time …
by sevichu in Information Security ()
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According to Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) security researcher , the CryptoLocker ransomware that has been written about so much of late has infected as many as 250,000 computers during the first 100 days of distribution (staring on the 5th of September, 2013). What's more, Jarvis estimates, based upon …
by happygeek 1,589 in Information Security ()
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Hello all, can someone please help me, a year and a couple hundred Euro later still have my problem. Internet explorer keeps opening by itself - up to a hundred pages, all to the home page. I have had people look at re-formatted the harddrive several times and nothing. Have …
by karg in Information Security ()
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US retail giant Target that hackers gained access to payment card data that could mean 40 million credit and debit card accounts are at risk. An official statement says that the retailer is "aware of unauthorized access to payment card data that may have impacted certain guests making credit and …
by happygeek 1,589 in Information Security ()
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I am not sure where did I pick up this virus, but i do not want it. I have already tryed add or remove programs in my control panel. No luck. It must have something to do with the registry, but I can not able to clean that.The other day …
by MarcelBig in Information Security ()
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According to a from researchers at US security outfit FireEye, a number of computers belonging to diplomats attending the G20 summit in Russia three months ago, including at least five European foreign ministries, were successfully targeted by Chinese hackers. FireEye researchers had monitored a server, one of 23, used by …
by happygeek 1,589 in Information Security ()
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Hello, I am currently running Windows 8 and am having an issue with Internet Explorer. Even with no programs running, IE constantly opens and tries accessing Outlook.com and hits an error screen from Outlook.com saying the requested page cannot be found. While downloading the virus scanners for the logs, I …
by mcfilmmakers in Information Security ()
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Hey everyone, I've been trying to remove the Dell My Way Search Assistant from my computer. However, whenever I go to the control panel and add/remove programs, I got this error: Error Loading C: PROGRA~1/MyWaySA/SrchAsDe/1.bin/desrcas.dll Someone suggested that I run ccleaner to uninstall it, but I get the same exact …
by DazzleKitty in Information Security ()
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I started up my laptop the other day which is windows xp service pack 2, and when I logged in to windows this cmd.exe black screen thing came up for about a second - not enough time to read what it said?! Then about 3 minutes later the blue screen …
by hettym in Information Security ()
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ok so the OS is windows 7 and here is whats happening. he caught it once and we were able to remove it but we cant do it by the same means this time, anyways heres what its doing.. Taskmanager is dissabled. Desktop is gone, no start bar, NO SAFE …
by strawhat068 in Information Security ()
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