virus

Forum discussion tagged with virus.
  1. 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...
  2. E

    Question Laptop with pre-installed malicious software, firmware or hardware?

    Dear all I have turned off Network adapters in Device Manager The laptop is not connected to a network 1. Can a laptop manufacturer install hardware, software or firmware, that could connect to the wifi, cellular without showing that the laptop has internet? And then use this “hidden”...
  3. E

    Question Kingston USB drive with pre-installed malicious software, firmware or hardware?

    Hello everyone I have bought several brand new in-package Kingston USB drives I have turned off Network adapters in Device Manager The computer is not connected to a network 1. Has there been any instances, stories etc., where a Kingston USB drive turned on /activated and used the network...
  4. 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...
  5. Megalow

    [SOLVED] Frequent crashes even after formatting and in Safe Mode, no overheating, no faulty HDD

    So, here's the case: My PC has been crashing (blue screen, gathering info and restarting) quite frequently lately, normally on moderate stressful actions like browsing and gaming (things that haven't shown any problems before). The most common issue was the "100% Disk Usage", I disabled a lot...
  6. [SOLVED] CPU and GPU Clocked

    Hello. I recently built this new PC back in late December. I have been just fine with my speeds until I scanned a virus a couple of days ago, I removed it. I then installed Malwarebytes and did a FULL scan and it found nothing. My CPU and GPU Clock Speeds have been maxing out, my I9-11900k at...
  7. rgabor

    [SOLVED] SecurityHealthService blocked

    Hi! I recently got a virus that messed up my windows security service. I managed to remove the virus but services.msc still says that the service is blocked, and I cannot access windows defender. What can I do to re-enable the service? I'm using Windows 10 Home. View...
  8. Question Is my disk broken by a virus and I have to change it or its fixeable?

    Any weeks ago my nephew come home for vacations and used my PC to play some videogames, he installed many programs and after he left my PC, it stopped working and the disk missed his format. Now every time I turn on my PC I have to format the disk and reinstall windows because every time I...
  9. ItzNotAydin

    [SOLVED] Virus that cant be deleted.

    Hello, I have recently found a virus on my PC and just needed some help figuring out everything. I have reset my PC back to factory multiple times. I have been using Windows 11 since launch as I wanted to see how to performed at the time, it wasn't great as it failed to detect more than 1...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. J

    Question Stutters and FPS drops and lags in games

    So initially every game was running fine Apex legends and valorant both but then suddenly one day PC starting lagging and I checked and find it was bcoz of GPU throttling so opened it and check and thermal paste was try so I just replace it and even replaced thermal pads as old ones were dirty...
  13. Tommy Sawyer

    [SOLVED] I believe I may have a virus

    I was trying to remove Citrix today from my computer (desktop), and first used the Citrix Receiver desktop clean-up utility, then that didn't' work, so I used the Microsoft Install and Uninstall tool at...
  14. porcopine

    [SOLVED] How do I deal with EFDC ransomware virus ?

    Hi! so i have been attacked by a ransomware due to my stupidity and luckily the encryption lock was only on my drive D, although after reformatting drive D I've seen some files called EXT_GT4.dds.efdc, EXT_Banner.dds.efdc etc. (yes efdc is a virus attack that encrypted my D drive). Even after...
  15. [SOLVED] Laptop utilizing 100% of my disk all the time, any reasons behind this? (Possible Trojan...)

    Hey guys, I've recently noticed that one of my friend's computer is having some sort of issue... It has to do with her disk space constantly utilizing 100% for some strange reason. I've been going over all of the running processes on Task Manager and I noticed that her laptop is using 100% of...
  16. Malancinasn

    [SOLVED] Second hand laptop locked to a company domain

    I purchased this laptop two days ago abs the seller was quite dodgy with the interaction. I have deleted windows and restarted. When on the account page on fresh start the domain is set to a company which isn’t allowing me to create an account - I have to use offline account to use the laptop...
  17. S

    [SOLVED] Website redirects - Generally harmless?

    Hi all, Sorry if this question doesn't fit here but I'd like to ask. I clicked on a website link and it redirected me to sites which on a virustotal check did not give obvious red flags and were generally "safe." The original website seemed to have been moved to another and I don't know if it...
  18. MoigenEugen

    [SOLVED] How do i access the data from my RAID Drives, which where in an array (High-Water Allocation Method RAID 0)?

    Hey guys, I would like to acess my data, but cant acess the drives. My situation: I set up my RAID 0 with high-water allocation method with 5 drives, 2x2TB and 3x1TB It was all just a normal PC with an unraid Boot Stick. I filled it up with 3,3TB of important files, windows backups etc. but I’m...
  19. T

    [SOLVED] Blocked traffic to svchost.exe

    A few weeks ago i got hit by a really nasty virus, but since i didn't have anything important on the laptop, i decided to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 from a USB. I deleted all partitions and formatted my drives, after installing, I updated my router's firmware and reset it, also changed...
  20. 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...
  21. [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...
  22. K

    Question A laptop HD with viruses in external cradle - can I safely scan and recover Word docs to a desktop?

    I have a laptop HD from a Windows 8.1 laptop that I suspect has viruses.... ...and of course I didn't back-up some Word docs before my laptop died. I have an external cradle and leads to connect it to an old (non-internet, Windows XP) desktop and view the HD on. Could I use the anti-virus on...
  23. T

    [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...
  24. I

    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...
  25. 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...
  26. I

    [SOLVED] C drive (SSD) keeps filling automatically (virus infected) done everything including resetting Windows 10

    Long story short, I downloaded a virus exe yesterday (all my fault). Ever since my SSD (C drive) had been filling itself automatically. Like 2 GB in 40 mins time or 100 mb every 10 mins. Tried everything including Anti virus check, malwarebyte, adwcleaner, ccleaner even restarting windows 10...
  27. N

    [SOLVED] Randomly Appearing Startup file TVMON?

    hi my guys, anyone know what this TVMON file is? I read up that's a part of Canons files but I have never installed Canon or any photo based/printer based software prior - on top of that it seemingly appears and disappears in my task manager start up tab and cannot find it anywhere on my PC or...
  28. [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
  29. A

    Question Being blocked from accessing Windows Defender! Says your IT administrator has limited access to some areas of this app.

    Hi there, So I have recently tried to get into bitcoin mining with NiceHash, I am able to install the miner and everything but when I got to whitelist the folder in windows defender I am being blocked. I need to do this so the program does not get blocked. I have tried to just restore the...
  30. J

    [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
  31. O

    [SOLVED] Do I have a virus or is my Computer just notifying because of something else?

    Yesterday I was on YouTube watching videos when all of the sudden I got a pop up Windows 10 notifications that I have 3 viruses and there was two options below that to choose from 1. upgrade McAfee Subscription or 2. Don't Show This Again. I have Windows Defender which never detected anything...
  32. C

    [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...
  33. T

    Question Computer randomly restarting. Might be the PSU ?

    A month ago, my computer started randomly restarting. It would happen randomly; didn't matter if I was browsing the web or putting a heavy load on the CPU and GPU. The most it restarted was three times a day. Screen would turn black, fans would crank to the max for a couple seconds, and the...
  34. 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...
  35. gordonmousedeer

    [SOLVED] Can a used hard disk drive carry viruses?

    I bought a used hard disk drive. The seller assured me that it has no bad sectors. I need to know something.. Even after a hard disk drive gets reformatted or gets all of its information wiped clean, can it still carry viruses from an older system?
  36. M

    [SOLVED] Mouse double-clicking, cancels holding down mouse

    My mouse frequently double-clicks, but also cancels the click when I hold down the mouse button, instead turning the hold click into two clicks and a hold. The tension spring doesn't seem to be the problem if the mouse cancels holding down the mouse button. I've downloaded a double click...
  37. M

    [SOLVED] Opening a bank account online

    Hi, I have 0 knowledge in these stuff, so bear with me please. I want to open a bank account in Europe (France), but I cannot travel so I found that I can open it online and then transfer money from my local bank. However I'm afraid that my pc is hacked or contains a virus that may steal my...
  38. 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...
  39. K

    [SOLVED] 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...
  40. D S Q U A R E

    [SOLVED] .WBXD Virus!!!

    Hey Fellas, First of all thanks for seeing my thread! Now IDK from where this thing came from but every single file on my PC.From my docs to my music, Every single file is just encrypted with this .Wbxd extension, Also in every folder there is this ransom note saying : ATTENTION! Don't worry...