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Malware

Forum discussion tagged with Malware.
  1. K

    Question 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...
  2. Muhammad Jahid

    Question 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?
  3. D

    Question 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...
  4. E

    [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...
  5. AlbiDX

    Question 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
  6. B

    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...
  7. louietien

    Question Is Vanguard Safe?

    Hey guys, I must admit I haven't really been doing much research on the subject, and haven't exactly traced it back to Valorant. But I just need an expert opinion. My friend notified me recently that he did a malware scan and had a bunch of backdoors, trojans and bitcoin miners on his computer...
  8. yngvijohann

    Question My PC becomes weak after 3 hours of gaming Input Lag+FPS drops

    So i've been having this annoying issue for a year now and i still haven't found the cause, My frames are fine in games if i restart my pc everytime i want to play - this applies to ALL games but after 3 hours of playing i get huuge input lag and unbearable frame drops please help me i've been...
  9. 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...
  10. 1WaffleIron

    Question Windows Security Essential found some trojans..

    Hi everyone, I recently recovered my W7 computer to what I thought was a safe backup because I had made some driver and setting changes I wanted to roll back. After recovering I ran Malwarebytes and nothing came up. Then I did a scan with Windows Security Essentials and it picked up a couple of...
  11. Cheat_

    Question Browsers Won't Open - Virus Suspected

    For some reason when I open chrome, it opens into a "new tab" but it won't let me alt tab into it or click from the taskbar to open it, I have tried uninstalling chrome and using Microsoft Edge's new chromium browser, it was working perfect for a good two or so days, but now it's doing the same...
  12. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Is IOBit Software Malware?

    I did some research on the web about IOBit software and from what I've heard, it's considered malware and will mess up your system. Is this true at all? I've used Advanced SystemCare, DriverBooster, Uninstaller, and Software Updater and have had no issues with it at all.
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    Question I think I have a malware and I don't know to remove it.

    So I recently installed a program from a dodgy site and found that a new program called qemu machine control was running on task manager. I realised that this was a malware and removed it by going to regedit and ctrl + f finding and deleting all of its files. I then realised that this didnt do...
  14. J

    Question Wuauserv registry and Windows Update Service Malware

    Hi I had a problem that i couldnt update my windows or use microsoft store because of some error so i found a fix on youtube. i imported clean wuauserv in regedit and then created windows update service in cmd. after that when i restart the pc wuauserv registry is deleted and windows update...
  15. K

    Question Computer is super slow after suspected virus - Malwarebytes found 8 cases

    My computer has been really really slow and at times I cannot control it at all, cannot CTRL + ALT + DEL, move mouse (it actually disappears), or type. At times I get the error - the sign in process couldn't display security and sign in options. I got McAfee and ran scans, it found no viruses...
  16. J

    [SOLVED] So My Mouse Did Intelligent Moves By Its Own While Im Playing Game.

    So today i was playing Mount and Blade: Bannerlord, Tablut (boardgame) to be exact. Its from Steam (my brother has the account too) and original. While I was playing my mouse dragged and then clicked the ''Forfeit'' button, then accepted the warning. I tried to prevent it by dragging my mouse to...
  17. J

    Question Trojan Virus

    I suspected about some virus and checked it with BullGuard security. It found this file I went to the path and opened .dat as a text file and it had random letters in it, nothing intelligible. Is it wrong to open this folder or what kind of Trojan is it, i couldnt find much info about it on the...
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    Question Windows 10 rebooting in a loop

    As the title says, my PC suddenly restarts without any arror showing up during the Windows 10 boot (when the balls are swinging). I can boot into safe mode though, and i've tried several things such as the following: Disabling automatic restart on sysdm.cpl Trying out the startup repair tool...
  19. L

    Question ClipGrab software

    A few days ago I downloaded the ClipGrab software to download songs and videos from YouTube. This is an open source software. I must point out that this is one of the simplest and most fun programs to use. I consulted a friend who specializes in data security and after running a test on the...
  20. P

    [SOLVED] Bios boot to much slow in bootable OS else Software

    Hi legends.. my first experiance in BIOS bootable software to much slow in windows 7 OS installation else hiren boot.. i try both pendrive & CD.. its very very dead slow.. its take long time to next step... what can i do?? solution please legends.. System Configuration Intel i3 2GB Ram 500GB HDD