Malware

Forum discussion tagged with Malware.
  1. P

    Question Malvertising warning and computer freeze

    Hi Yesterday I clicked on a seemingly fine looking website and my anti-virus came up with a message saying it had blocked it due to malvertising. I closed the tab as soon as the anti-virus message popped up. I didn’t click anything on the webpage, the site hadn’t even fully loaded. I ran scans...
  2. Luger1945

    Question My pc got hacked what should I do?

    Someone from russia hacked my pc on the 12 September Right after I downloaded a sketchy file. He managed to gain access to my Gmail, Steam and Epic Games accounts. I got his IP address and I am not sure if that’s a VPN or not. Anyway Malwarebytes is blocking all connections from his IP to my pc...
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    Question Cursor moves on its own on ASUS Vivobook ?

    I’ve had my ASUS Vivobook with Windows 10 for a few months now and everything went well. Turned it on for the first time in 2 weeks and suddenly the cursor was moving and clicking on its own, and it’s been going on for a few days. (I don’t use a mouse, and I’ve cleaned the trackpad multiple...
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    [SOLVED] How to keep my system safe from possible malware & virus infected devices on my network

    Hi! Quick introduction related to my question: My household has zero clue about internet security and IT in general, and their systems (notebook, phones) constantly get malicious softwares/codes due to their unresponsible internet activity. How could I prevent my devices getting infected by...
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    Question Apps/Specific Browser Searches closing on Windows 10

    Today, when I woke up, I realized I cannot google anything regarding viruses and I can't access certain emails. For example - I needed to reset my instagram password and an email was sent to me for it - once I open it from any browser, it just closes. When I try to search, for example, any...
  6. TheFlash1300

    Question How to scan the BIOS for viruses?

    Hello. I want to scan the BIOS for viruses, but i don't know how to do it. This is the BIOS: Brand: Phoenix Technologies Ltd. Version: V1.09 -AMD AGESA StoneyPI V1.3.0.G I need to see if there are viruses in the BIOS. I'm not aware of any anti-virus program that can scan the BIOS. After all...
  7. TheFlash1300

    Question Can there be a virus in an empty storage device?

    Can a virus be hidden in an empty store, and then infects my files when I paste them into the storage device? For example, if I paste an infected file into my USB flash drive, can the virus be a type that hides in the USB, and becomes invisible and undetectable, meaning that if I delete the...
  8. TheFlash1300

    Question Security with absolute certainty ?

    I have very important files on my laptop , and I want to keep them safe from viruses and ransomware that can encrypt them and steal them from me. I have several back-ups, but I'm still paranoid. My question, is how to have absolute certainty that my laptop definitely doesn't have viruses? As...
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    Question Can you get infected by previewing an image on Google Image?

    Hi, everyone! I hope you are all well! I have a silly question, but I'm paranoid because I have been screwed by viruses/malware before. I apologize. My antivirus (Avast) sometimes abort connections when I click on images on Google Search (I use Google Chrome with Avast and Malwarebytes...
  10. TheFlash1300

    Question How do Windows 7 users prevent viruses?

    If Windows 7 is no longer supported and is now no longer a secure operating system, how do people, who use Windows 7, protect their privacy and computer from viruses?
  11. JeanFromGrenoble

    Question Should I buy a Google Pixel 6 Pro because of its strong security rating? How much more security would I get?

    I am trying to decide between the Google Pixel 6 Pro vs the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Device security is very important to me, so much so that it could be the deciding factor for me with this choice. I'm very paranoid about malware and hacks that could steal passwords, implant keyloggers, hack...
  12. J

    Question Urban VPN Considered Threat according to TotalAV

    So I do a full scan with TotalAV. I go to look at quarantine and found that UrbanVPN is considered a threat. I google if UrbanVPN is safe and I couldn't find a single website saying it's not unsafe. Everybody is saying it's safe. So my question is if it's not a threat, then why did TotalAV put...
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    Question Possible GPU degradation?

    Okay so my Sdd and Hdds had been neglected for a few years and I had built up a fair amount of malware. This is just backgrounf however as one day I was playing Colonial Marines (whom I blame entirely for no real rasson) and it crashed with a dying flourish of graphical corruption\artifacts...
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    [SOLVED] Windows Explorer Filepath glitching, causing various other issues?

    After about a days worth of use, the file path in windows explorer becomes glitched, rendering completely incorrectly and bringing in bits of other application icons, the clock, etc. When this happens, Copy/Paste functionality is lost from ShareX's screenshot utility. It also seems to break...
  15. tsomek

    Question very weird "https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=" being added automatically before all of my links in gmail - do I have malware?

    Hi all I noticed today some of the links inside of emails in my gmail aren't quite working. (this is on windows 10 & firefox) On closer look, it seems this "https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=" is being added before all of my links...! (see screenshot here...
  16. 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...
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    Question Visited an infected website, more info in thread.

    I visited local restaurant's website and clicked on contact tab to get their phone number, then i got redirected to a website named (don't remember exactly the link as i don't have access to logs anymore) robotcaptcha or something like that, closed that tab immediately. Then when i switched to...
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    [SOLVED] Identifying a malicious Chrome extension

    I use several browser extensions on Chrome and recently realized that one of them is responsible for installing a malicious search engine called "SearchNet". For obvious reasons I want to get rid of the extension, but removing them one by one while reseting all my browser preferences is not a...
  19. fizzyElf

    Question I am pretty sure I have malware that I can't remove (users folder is locked) ?

    Yesterday out of a sudden the computer went to BIOS and acted like there was no Windows in my drive anymore. Tried to reinstall Windows, had a bunch of issues throughout the last 2 days with write protection (tried everything). I just figured the SSD died somehow and ordered a new one. Then...
  20. Question What is this program running while my computer idles?

    I’m having trouble identifying this app that keeps running when my screen sleeps. I thought it might have something to do with halo infinity since I seem to notice if after installing halo and icon looks like a spartan helmet with a key. When I wake up my screen, it is running for half a second...
  21. PrisonMoose

    Question For the first 5-10 minutes, my applications fail to respond (VIDEO)

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixVUZtVQTMw I just keep getting prompted to "End process". This has only been a problem for about the past 3 weeks now. Its annoying. No idea if its a virus or what, but I'm pretty good at being cautious and secure.
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    [SOLVED] How can I find a virus that my antivirus program won’t detect?

    In Windows 10, my cursor moves around and opens files and closes tabs on my browser. It does it in airplane mode and moves around in the login screen. Avast does not detect it even in the boot scan. Malware bytes won’t find it in safe mode either. Also, reinstalling windows will not solve it...
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    Question Hacker?

    I met someone at a previous job that employs an entire tech company to do his bidding. I think he or one of his lackeys are hackers and may have some sort of scripts or other sneaky software on my devices. I've had weird things happening across my android devices and windows 10 machines since I...
  24. malancinas

    [SOLVED] Virus / Keylogger pls help lol

    So this has occurred a few times over the last few weeks. Only happens sometimes but does happen and I cant find it with malwarebytes. When it happened just ten minutes ago i instantly did a malwarebytes scan and a few minutes in my PC crashed :// So what happens is when i (not always) past...
  25. Veinz

    Question Internet malware?

    Ok, so, I made a post a while ago, talking about my disk usage. Today, I discovered that if i disconnect my ethernet cable from the pc, the disk consumption gets lowe. Could it be a internet malware?
  26. Cuzinbob45

    [SOLVED] Adware keeps on coming back

    Hi everyone, So recently, I have noticed a certain adware (Adware.SpecialSearchOffer) that keeps on reappearing after I delete it. I am using malwarebytes pro to detect and get rid of it. After every time I delete it, it gets detected by malwarebytes again after a few hours after I shut down my...
  27. [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...
  28. 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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    [SOLVED] 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...
  31. 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...
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    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...
  33. [SOLVED] 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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    [SOLVED] 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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    [SOLVED] 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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    [SOLVED] 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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    [SOLVED] 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...
  39. Thundurh

    [SOLVED] 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...
  40. 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...