Malware

Forum discussion tagged with Malware.
  1. [SOLVED] CMD pops up randomly ?

    A couple of days ago I installed a patch for Photoshop and right after that I am facing this problem. This cmd window pops up at startup and after that it randomly pops up and disappears. This is really annoying. I have tried everything, Malwarebytes, Rkill, running tronscipt, hitman pro. The...
  2. TomOfTomsHardware

    Question Google Chrome Going Crazy?!

    Hi all, A single instance, with a single tab open, on the Chrome homepage, is showing as 20+ incidences of chrome simultaneously in task manager. I thought it was malware, but have reinstalled with no luck. Thanks for the help/ideas! Tom
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    Question Computer virus is active, but can't find it.

    Recently my computer got infected with a virus, which encrypted all my files with a .zzla extension and demanded a payment to get them back. Since all my valuable data was backed up, i decided that i would just reset windows entirely and it would kill the virus. I reset it from the settings...
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    Question C drive SSD keeps filling up (tried a clean windows 10 install no luck)

    Around a week ago I downloaded a malware which either broke my SSD or it just making my SSD shows inaccurate storage space. Thing is I have tried a clean install windows 10 yesterday creating a bootable usb from my gaming laptop. I deleted all partitions of my C ssd drive and formatted it...
  5. Mads Haugaard

    [SOLVED] Removing Malware Registry Keys safely?

    Hi everyone. I've recently been unlucky with a program and have gotten some malware on my pc, which I assume causes a windows booting issue I've been having. Currently, Malwarebytes has detected 11 Trojans in Registry Keys, and last time (many years ago) when I was removing registry key...
  6. K

    Question svchost pid 11604 high dedicated gpu memory usage

    Guys, I need help. 2 days ago, I noticed my system is stuttering to every game I play. everything in my cpu/ram/gpu/disks shows no high usage. However, when I checked my gpu from task manager, I noticed my dedicated memory is used up. Around 4.6gb is being used. I checked task manager in details...
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    Question Windows Security Exploit Protection settings

    Dear all In Windows Security > App- and browser control > Exploit Protection > Program settings There is a list of .exe files and you can add more prorgrams 1. What are those .exe files on the list? What does this list do? 2. Under some of the .exe files, it says "1 detention by system" What...
  8. Question Weird pixel with shadow on the screen

    I tought its dead pixel but then I tried to take screenshot and it still appeared on the screenshot. I got this months ago on different position on the screen, I tought that I have virus or something, can someone help me please I dont know what it is
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    Question Router firewall ICMP risks and threats?

    Hello everyone I have found out, that my Router firewall has never blocked ICMP traffic. There is a lot of opinions online regarding ICMP, and whether it should be disabled or limited. So far I have found out, that it can exploited to monitor network traffic / I/O traffic (man-in-the-middle)...
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    Question WUIconWindow preventing shutdown

    Hello, I recently installed the latest update for windows and on shutdown I was prompted with "WUIconwindow is preventing shutdown" I'm unsure what this is or how to resolve it, it shut down after anyway but is it something to be concerned about? Thank you
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    Question Risk of system getting hacked through the internet or Wi-fi?

    Dear everyone I am not a high profile person or anything like that. I just dislike the idea, that someone with bad intentions could access my personal files, documents, photos etc. (personal diary, baby pictures of my children etc.) I am not worried about anyone getting a look at my internet...
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    [SOLVED] Entire System Broken?

    Hello, recently yesterday and today I've been having some huge issues with my pc: one of my keyboards ceased to function, my pc now takes a couple of MINUTES to wake from sleep, all of my games are running very poorly, and the pc in general is acting extremely slow. The only change I made prior...
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    Question Need help with possible spyware

    Hello, My friend said someone sent him a link that allowed them access to some of their [his ?] data. can someone check the link for me? and if there is spyware show me how to remove it safely? <<Suspicious link removed by moderator>> If anyone can help me I am grateful <<Inappropriate offer...
  14. Thundurh

    Question PC Freezing Issue

    Hello! I have had a problem with my computer freezing while gaming for about 3 or 4 years now. Sometimes while I am gaming it will happen in about an hour or two, and sometimes it can be just 5 or 10 minutes. I have replaced every single part in my PC (besides my storage components), which has...
  15. 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...
  16. Siru15

    [SOLVED] 3080 FE is 50C° when idle and it always uses 1.5 GB of dedicated VRAM after ETH mining ?

    Hi, edit: Apparently miners are not that popular on these forums, so I point it out: IM NOT A MINER, I just wanted to try it with my gaming rig Last Tuesday I started to mine ETH with my 3080FE using t-rex on ethermine. Yesterday I stopped it again and turned off the PC during the night. Today...
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    Question My CPU has a problem and i have no ideea why

    Hey guys, in the past few days my CPU started going crazy with usage up to 100% while browsing firefox and nothing else opened, it happens from time to time so it isn't an imediate problem, but i scanned with my antivirus if there's any malware causing it and it found nothing, i did a quick scan...
  18. boltyfiut

    Question is that a malware/virus? if so, how to get rid of it??

    one day i needed some files from my old pc, and since these files weighted like 100GB i had to connect the hard drive from my older pc to my new on the thing is, my previous unit was really run down with viruses and malwares after i connected the hard drive, the pc started to act yiffy, with...
  19. K

    Question HELP! Serious Undetectable Malware Infection

    Hello, I suspected there was a malware infection on my system after I found a weird process called "net-helper.exe" running. Rkill detected the process and terminated it. Malwarebytes pro couldn't detect it, and Sophos Hitman Pro also did not detect it. The service isn't a default windows...
  20. bigbobsmith1968

    [SOLVED] Random Chrome shortcut appeared on Desktop ?

    Hello, a random chrome shortcut for a twitch channel named Mod's appeared on my desktop today. I know I did not create this shortcut because I have never been to this account before. If anyone has any suggestions on whether or not this is malware, and if so what to do about it. they would be...
  21. OoperDooper

    Question These files show up in temp folder every startup and will suddenly disappear

    What are these? I recently just got attacked by ransomware and I removed most of the malware that got onto my pc, this is the only thing left that I don't know whether if it is windows creating them or the virus, these 2 .tmp files change its name every startup like G176AB.tmp or NBY143.tmp...
  22. jwill12154121

    Question Formatting Virus Ridden Hard Drive

    I have an extremely old pc that I am trying to get to at least run minecraft. This pc also happened to get over 1000 detections on malwarebytes scan, including some form of malware that seems to put the computer to sleep when it is detected. I have windows 10 on my other machine, and am...
  23. Spiderkeys

    Question Can malware disable/corrupt Windows Security ?

    The reason i'm asking I have relied on Windows Security Center as my own form of virus/malware protection since the release of Windows 10, and somehow I discovered I had a problem with it when I tried to add a folder into it's exclusion list, It wouldn't let me add anything. The ON/OFF Real...
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    Question Ransomware .booa DJVU

    Guys that's urgent my computer has been totally ruined up, i got infected by ransomware .booa DJVU\Stop i have tried all of the following: -Emsisoft decryptor -Shadow Explorer -online repair -photo rec -deleting the ips in hosts file,deleting maliciuos registeries,maliciuos startup...
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    [SOLVED] I've Lost info and I'm Sure I have SOmething Crawling Around

    Hi guys, SO for about a month now I've been dealing with the Google/Bing Malware/Infection Whatever you wanna call it. When I type in a search in Chrome it bounces to BING. I researched and researched how to fix this and nothing worked. I've tried EVERYTHING. I built my PC and consider myself to...
  26. smocaine

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 Admin Account Inaccessible

    Please help! Urgent, university semester in the balance (can't access my main account with all my documents) TLDR Version: While browsing on Opera, PC just started messing up (random windows opening, infinite tabs opening, taskbar flashing etc) - stopped once keyboard was unplugged (Corsair...
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    [SOLVED] Router Update Scare

    I went to “routerlogin.com” and logged in to change my password for an unrelated reason, and I saw an option on the Netgear Genie site to update my router. this was my first time going to this site, and I noticed the “not secure” sign on my search bar, which freaked me out. Never the less, I...
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    [SOLVED] Can Chromebooks be a Vector for Windows Malware?

    Hi there. Ok, so used to be, I always reformatted a USB on a Mac (not quick format, I used the option that has 3 passes) before I insert it to my windows laptop/pc. I did this to lessen the chances of getting a virus from other windows computers since I occasionally needed to use the USB on...
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    [SOLVED] Is this site malicious?

    http://downloads.gvsig.org/download/gvsig-desktop/runtimes/java/
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    [SOLVED] Captcha checks (Mozilla)

    This is how things go, recently I've had some malware/ransomware in my pc because of my carelessness and stupidity, that has been dealt with by a complete format of all drives and a fresh win 10 install also a motherboard bios flash, but this is the current problem, with a fresh install google...
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    [SOLVED] Need some opinions (cpu usage)

    So here is how things stand, recently I've had pretty nasty malware/ransomware in my pc for the first time ever because of my stupidity, this was 2 weeks ago, in that time I've cleaned all the malware that i could find and since my files were encrypted formated all my drives and reinstalled a...
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    [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...
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    [SOLVED] I just did a full scan and got this!!

    I did a full deep scan with avg, at the end it said it only found one infected file/virus etc and it said: html evil cursor-b [trj] it was in quarantine and i have deleted it now, i checked the file location and it said it was from brave, which is a browser i used a long time ago, my...
  34. Bakhshish Singh

    [SOLVED] Help, system attacked by ransomeware

    my system attacked by the ransomware malware and all of system files encrypted by the virus and they left the .txt note with ransom of $500 bitcoin currency to provide the tool so recover my all data. i have very important data which is encrypted/locked with extensions .lockbit .roger .pandemic...
  35. K

    [SOLVED] Virus/Malware blocking my web browsers

    Whenever I open google chrome, or any other browser, the search engine is changed and set to some random one ive never heard of. First it was webcrawler.com, and now it loops into 3 of them and then 404 errors. I've been trying to get rid of this for the past 2 days and nothing seems to work...
  36. Muhammad Jahid

    [SOLVED] Do I have to update Windows Defender virus,spyware and malware definitions every day?

    I am using windows 8.1 Home Edition. I know virus,spyware and malware definitions are files that are used to identify the malicious or potencially unwanted software. Do I have to update these definitions everyday or once a month?
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    [SOLVED] Help with chrome virus

    When I restarted my computer and chrome popped up, a tab called "http://eaes.2track.info/" showed up. When I closed it, it opened a new app with pornography on it. Whenever I opened a tab, a new tab of http://eaes.2track.info/ opened as well. After 2 minutes, it stopped doing it, and I scanned...
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    [SOLVED] Malware?

    Malware? On my previous thread https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/im-having-a-few-problems-not-sure-if-i-should-make-a-new-thread-for-each-one.3615133/ I shared some problems I had with my CPU Fx-8350 And I was told that the symptoms were Indicators of malware. 1 YouTube video started...
  39. AlbiDX

    [SOLVED] PLEASE HELP

    I think I have a virus because like my time is showing this View: https://imgur.com/a/exz5tpk and my game is lagging and I am not sure what to do Anti Virus aint picking it up
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    Question Cpu usage 90% !

    So.i.bought a new.ssd which is teamgroup ssd 256 nvme m.2 , put windows.10 on.it and all good , i installed somegames on.it , i played ans.everything good , after while on desktop , pc suddenly work slow , i opened task manager , i.noticed 90 95% cpu usage , antimalware service executable taking...