Forum discussion tagged with virus.
  1. 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...
  2. oliver.kausland

    Question Windows pop up

    I'm getting this windows pop up and it's really annoying. Heres the link of what it looks like: View:
  3. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] Can you get a virus/malware from streaming a video?

    I always assume the worst of any website outside the mainstream that has video content. Sites like couchtuner and others have lots of ads, but is playing the video itself safe? Or can clicking play pose a risk by itself?
  4. D

    Question Is it safe to restart?

    A few days ago while i was away from my computer, a program opened up (a windows terminal) that started deleting all my files on my computer... when i got to my computer it was to late, everything was gone. The only stuff that was left was the few programs i had left open on my computer, and the...
  5. Bazhker

    Question Windows 10 opens shutdown window automatically

    I am using Windows 10. Suddenly all the maximized windows closes, double click opens properties. Not able to type anything. If I press alt+f4 repeatedly (3 to 4 times), everything works fine. Again in few seconds the same behavior repeats. Any thoughts?
  6. 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...
  7. R

    Question virus

    hi , two days ago I got a virus named or something like that . I´ve run malwarebytes and adwcleaner ,spyboy and ccleaner . virus was cleaned with success , at least all this softwares didin´t find anything more after the cleaning . but I was a bit paranoic so I reeinstalled windows ...
  8. L

    Question PC very slow all of a sudden (and many other issues)

    I turned ON my PC today, as I usually do, and I noticed that it was very slow starting up, usually takes about 1 min and now took like 10 min. When it got to the desktop everything that opens automatically (steam, discord etc) was taking too long to load. Then I noticed weird stuff hapenning...
  9. Eimax

    Question Windows 7 strange voice.

    Hello, everyone, so on my friends computer, there's something speaking, like ad or something. It's really similar to narrator voice, but narrator is off. Talking literally random, by not pressing anything. All programs we're closed. Any ideas how to fix it? No viruses found. Thinking about...
  10. D

    Question How to remove rootkit?

    My kaspersky detected there is(are) rootkit in my computer, but it can not be removed. I researched, seems this virus are dangerous and really hard to remove. So what can you do to remove it, my anti-virus say it cannot be removed and allow by me; I think it mean it hide inside of one software...
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    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...
  12. B

    Question I downloaded a file from the Internet and got a virus

    I downloaded a file from the internet that said it had an ISO file for the game I wanted but when I mounted the ISO as a virtual drive using cyber link the program did open a setup window but while I was reading through it an other window/page flashed in the background and I was curious about...
  13. Karbonic

    Question Strange Problem Affecting Multiple Programs

    Hi, for the last few days, I've been having an issue that's been affecting multiple programs, for the most part making them not respond or crash on start. The programs in question are: Paint Tool .SAI Blender MalwareBytes Radeon Settings: Host Application Adobe CC Programs (AE, PS) I've tried...
  14. TheBearMethodist

    Question Changing my GPU in Nvidia Control panel causes really weird name change when applied

    I have a 2 GPU set up with one EVGA GEFORCE GTX 1060 SSC and an MSI GTX 1070 Ti. My goal is to run my games only off of the 1070 Ti and everything else with the 1060. This seems to be working, but when I set the Global Settings to use the 1060 as the CUDA-GPUs setting and click "apply," I am...
  15. JustADoughnut

    Question Pc keeps crushing/freezing a few minutes after startup

    Everything was working just fine today until the computer randomly freezed. The mouse wasn't working and the clock stopped.The only way to get it back is by pressing the power button for a few seconds to close the pc and then turn it back on again. After I did that the pc worked nor ally for 2-3...
  16. J

    [SOLVED] What components of a computer do different types of viruses run through before infecting it?

    For example, if there is a BIOS virus in my computer, what components of the computer would it have run through before it reached the BIOS (e.g. CPU, modem, RAM, etc.)?
  17. B

    Question Windows 10 - in the classroom/office

    Hey Guys, Thanks in advance for any helpful info! I'm fairly new to IT and even more so with windows pc's, if any of this seems like stuff I should just go and learn I completely understand but thought I would see if you knowledgeable people could throw your 2cts in. So I have the task of...
  18. C

    Question Virus preventing some operations

    In the last few days my PC is totally unusable, I got some kind of virus on my PC which deleted my Antivirus, disabled Windows Defender, disabled Windows update, every time when I turn on my computer it probably starts to mine bitcoin because my GPU is much louder and it's usage is over 50%. I...
  19. J

    Question Windows

    Hi everyone. I have an issue with the internet access on my windows 10 machine that I have been unble to solve for several days. My computer recently got infected with a virus. I formatted my SSD with the OS on it and re-installed Windows 10 Home. Since doing this I have been unable to use the...
  20. E

    Question CPU usage at 100%, drops when task manager opened

    Hi everyone! My CPU usage is at 100% and when I open the task manager it near instantly drops to around 10-15%. I''ve had this for a while now, actually. It was just today when I decided to check it out online and found out multiple posts saying it's some kind of virus. one of the posts said...