Forum discussion tagged with Antivirus.
  1. Kajstrl

    [SOLVED] Temperature goes up while doing nothing.

    Hello ive got a problem with my cpu usage and consequences of that is high temperature. The problem is while im using my computer normally (moving with mouse) everything is alright cpu usage is about 20 % a temp about 45 degrees, but when im not moving with the mouse cpu usage goes up and temp...
  2. K

    [SOLVED] Antivirus + VPN bundle

    Dear forum members, I'm looking for an antivirus + VPN all in one package or bundle. Last year I bought Norton antivirus as they advertised they come with a VPN. And it's true, I installed the antivirus and turned the VPN on. Then over the next few weeks I noticed I still get really targeted...
  3. J

    [SOLVED] Windows Defender Necessary With BitDefender Free?

    I'm using BitDefender Free and I think I've always had Windows Defender turned off. Had very very few issues with blocking of legit traffic/apps/websites with either. However I downloaded some Trading Software and Windows Defender blocks it. The list of exceptions is long and would be a pain...
  4. T

    [SOLVED] White underscore (not blinking) for 15+ seconds before boot and other possibly related issues.

    I recently built a new desktop PC about a week ago and after a Windows Update yesterday, I noticed that a solid white underscore showed up for 15+ seconds before the PC started booting. After trying a few different possible fixes like turning off CPU/GPU overclocking and undervolting and...
  5. JustGarryA.

    [SOLVED] Can a virus leak without scanning

    Hello,my friend give me one external disk and me plug in this in my computer ( Dont scan yet ).Im use Avast free.If this external disk have a any malware can infected my computer?I'm talking about scanning before.Can malicious files leak into my computer before I scan, or can Avast block...
  6. P

    [SOLVED] Using paid antivirus which does not require an online account

    I use Windows 10 home. Problem description: antivirus vendors require to create an account in order to use their software. If somebody else gains access to the account it can remotely perform actions to my PC depending on the vendor. Sophos: someone having access will be able to track my PC...
  7. terry12

    [SOLVED] Is Smadav Antivirus Good?

    One of my coworker suggested me this antivirus. How good is this?
  8. itmesoham

    [SOLVED] Disable or end antimalware service

    So I've recently freshly installed Windows 10 on my PC. I've disabled all the windows defender settings but still there's this antimalware process which stays on all the time and uses about 250-350Mb of my memory. When I try to end it, it just says cannot end the process permission denied. I've...
  9. G

    [SOLVED] Is this site malicious?
  10. H

    [SOLVED] amazon scam question

    Amazon Locked scam question I recently accidentally clicked on a Amazon scam email that claimed that I was locked out of my account. Upon later inspection I realized that the message claimed to need my account info, and credit card info; but at the time i had been too hasty. however the link...
  11. A

    [SOLVED] Could you guys recommend an AV?

    I mostly used ESET, but right now I'm starting to value my privacy. ESET with it's ssl filter is pretty good imo, but since I don't feel confident about my IT security skills, I'm asking you guys. I've read 2 articles about AV's privacy, but honestly it's kinda hard to find more article. I've...
  12. Nevis

    Question Need help removing a virus

    So I unpackaged a zip file that had a virus attached to it, I have a kapersky antivirus and it was able to detect it and neutralize the virus before it could do anything. One of the virus detected tho said it was no longer available. I did not notice any changes to my pc for 2 days already but...
  13. Muhammad Jahid

    Question Do paid antivirus work in pirated operating system?

    I installed windows and activated by kms activator few months ago which means I am running a pirated windows until now. If I install a paid antivirus on system then will it work properly? I guess, its not a stupid question because most of the home users in asia do that...So the question came...
  14. M

    Question do i need a third part antivirus

    i have a question do i need to have a third part antivirus like bitdefender free antivirus if i have windows defender on my windows 10 pc bc i have some ram issue and i guess it's bc i have a third part antivirus so i wonder if i only need windows defender on my windows pc and not a third part...
  15. R

    [SOLVED] Paid AV/Internet Security for old PCs and family use

    Hi there! I have been using Kaspersky Internet Security for the past 8 years on all of my home computers/laptops. I still enjoy the product and it feels comfortable and secure. however, I never gone outside the kaspersky bubble. I always hated Macafee and Symantec on work computers as they can...
  16. E

    [SOLVED] Whats the best free antivirus with web security currently for Windows 10

    hi, my cpu i5-4670k, gpu - zotac 1050ti mini, mobo- gigabyte z87x-ud3h, bios version F10b, psu corsair cs650m , ram 4x4gb @1600 mhz, MX 500 500gb ssd, WD 1TB sata internal hdd, AHCI,windows10, Please suggest me the best free antivirus with web security currently for Windows 10.
  17. Mr.Stork

    [SOLVED] QuickHeal vs Mcafee vs Avast. Best Antivirus?

    My quick heal av lisence expires today, I wanna know is Free Avast is good or Paid Avast? or should I get Mcafee Antivirus from (link) which is really really cheap ($8 for 3 years 1 device). Quick heal Total Security is kinda expensive like $47. I just need a real time protection av...
  18. Antidisestablishmentarianism

    [SOLVED] I restarted my computer and it's just a black screen with a command prompt that shows system32

    I installed Avast anti-virus and scanned for viruses. I did a restart, and after logging in, I am met with a black screen with a small command prompt in the corner of the monitor that reads C:\WINDOWS\system32>. I could not find anything online that describes the same issue. Thank you for reading.
  19. J

    [SOLVED] Multi Device confusion!

    Hy, so i have been thinking of getting Mcfee total security and there were 3 options for packs and i got confused LOL. So here's what confused me in one of their packs there was written 5 devices for a 1 year subscription and it also included multidevice protection well my question is does my...

    [SOLVED] Whats the best Free AntiVirus program for windows 10?

    Hi,👋 In the past 24 hrs, I've had 3 viruses on my ultrabook. Windows defender failed to remove the viruses. I used ESET's virus removal tool to remove them successfully , what's the best free antivirus program, what would use the least amount of resources?
  21. T

    [SOLVED] What AV is everyone using these days?

    Hello everyone, As the title states, I am looking for information on what AV software everyone is using and how they like it. I am in the market for AV software and am willing to pay for it. I have looked around and it seems like a lot are going either Kaspersky, BitDefender, or Norton for paid...
  22. clancefergie_

    Question suspicious things in Task Manager

    Recently I looked into my Task Manager to find two applications called "YourPhone.exe" and some program named "腾讯手游助手" I know its a virus or something so I don't want to touch the two programs at all. What exactly are these things and how do I remove them? I don't want to fiddle with it at all...
  23. P

    [SOLVED] How to ensure PC is totally clean after virus infection. Help needed desperately!

    Hi All I thought I'd come here for some advice as I've always found users on here to be extremely helpful, and I'm hoping you can help with my latest woe! My PC got infected by a Trojan a few days ago, to the point where my Amazon account and a couple of email accounts have been compromised. I...
  24. P

    [SOLVED] Can i have only Windows Defender as my antivirus ?

    Can i have only windows defender on my pc is that enough? Also ccleaner? Because in planning to delete avast cuz it takes some of my pcs performance..
  25. Rockwill1066

    Question Avast Antivirus

    Apparently, you save 50$ if you pay 20$ for 1 year, 100$ if you pay 40$for 2 years & 150$ if you pay 60$ for 3 years of Avast premium protection. Are these discounts just BS or will the price actually increase back to the undiscounted amounts? I'd assume the former, but I'm just wondering...
  26. J

    [SOLVED] New router and Antivirus

    Hey Everyone, I'm just on here to look for what peoples opinons are. So we have Norton antivirus ending soon (I know its paid for, but it was good for my parents at the time) and really we don't want to spend money on a subscription and want to save money in the long run. We also have a wireless...
  27. R

    [SOLVED] Is third party anti virus needed with windows 10?

    Or is windows defender sufficient on its own? If third party is needed what can you recommend (Ive used Avast in the past)
  28. daniyalkh14

    Question adware not getting detected by anything

    hello guts, i got a serious adware on my system it causes popups on my google chrome like getstreamall, pdfpros,latestsocial,installpdf maker paidonlinesites, the virus is also blocking access to all antivirus sites and creating unknown programs at windows startup, i have tried...
  29. Amal773650

    Question How to remove Peta Ransomware - virus?

    How to remove this virus..easy method?
  30. willyburns

    [SOLVED] Do I need antivirus software on my PC now that I have a good wireless router?

    Hello people! I have setup a new network using a BT Openreach Huawei HG612 modem and an ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900, which replaced the nasty lump of plastic that TalkTalk made me purchase with their fastest broadband package, which is laughably up to 70.2Mbps (I should've stayed with Virgin...
  31. S

    Question Can anyone please tell me if this txt file or the lines in it are suspicious for being a virus?

    Hello, some guy sent me a txt file and I am getting kinda paranoid that it might contain a virus. I did some research in the web and figured out that txt files usually cannot contain viruses. Nevertheless I just wanted to get sure. I even changed the Windows settings to see the file endings...
  32. P

    [SOLVED] Chromium in registry even tho I NEVER installed itChr

    So I was browsing my registry and came across "Chromium" in HKEY_CURRENT_USER, It only had one key with no value in it, I deleted it, after a cleaned up some junk files, rebooted my pc and there it was again, I made hidden files visible searched for chromium but nothing, I had google chrome...
  33. liakos


    Hi, i ve been using so far avast free antivirus since i update my windows 10 to 1809 antivrus started blocking my dns very often and i cannot browse to any page like for 5 mins and then okay after a few minutes the same thing starts to happen. i tried bitdefender free and kaspersky free same...
  34. G

    Question Special Laptop Troubleshoot(Lenovo B560 power led blinking, No display)

    So here's the whole story. I was trying to repair this laptop i.e. Lenovo B560. It had lagging issues. The way it was lagging, I was pretty sure it was cause of tons of viruses in it. So I started installing a fresh windows on it. And after that, when I was about to install the antivirus, I...
  35. mangaman

    [SOLVED] Avast False positive

    Avast did a scan and detected a false positive with some VM files. These files are snapshots of a windows machine in VMware, but avast says that these are a high threat. I scanned them with Malwarebytes and did a scan with hitman pro, and both did not detect anything unusual. They are .vmem...
  36. O

    Question Thousands of incoming blocked connections

    Recently with McAfee antivirus since 20/03/19 I have noticed thousands of incoming blocked connections and I have no clue whether to be concerned. I mean, the firewall is working but what has triggered these connections. Also, I have run a full scan with McAfee and Malwarebytes and no threats...
  37. C

    Question Antivirus for a NAS?

    I have a NetGear readynas. Comes with an antivirus with it. It keeps giving me false positives. So I disabled it. I was wondering if there are other antivirus for a NAS? I cant seem to find a direct answer on the internet. Its just a home NAS not for business. Thank you for any information you...
  38. sparda1

    Mixing Old and New RAM?

    I have just upgraded my RAM from 2x4GB to 2x8GB and was wondering if I am able to add the old RAM to it. I have read that some RAM should not be mixed and some can, but will run at the lower speeds of the old kit. If I can mix these two kits and it runs at the lower speeds, how noticeable...
  39. S

    Question 144hz screen but cant go past 60hz

    Hey, my brother recently bought an asus FX705GE laptop. On the website it says 144hz screen but the only options are 48 and 60hz. Nvidia control panel is installed and set to high performance. Does someone know what to do? Pc specs: Geforce gtx 1050TI 4gb Intel core i7-8750H (8th generation)...
  40. D

    Question i7, i9 or Ryzen?

    I am looking to upgrade my pc this year and have listed down the following processors . I want to know which one of them would be the best option provided I am not a competitive gamer. But I dont want something that will start to bottleneck soon. Just one which can play all games and keep up...