Anti-Spyware

Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge; it has also come to include programs that engage in various kinds of electronic fraud. Anti-spyware is software that removes or blocks that software; some common vendors include Malwarebytes, McAfee, Spybot-Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware and BitDefender.

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AV software best compatible with O365. Any suggestion? Local outlook emails? Thanks
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Worried about phishing attacks?
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A Trickbot Infestation has ravaged my network. It has wormed its way on to all workstations and servers. Does anyone know how to eradicate it and keep it from re-infecting other computers? If not, does anyone know of a company that specializes in removing this particular malware. I've tried different malware software removal tools and they identify and  remove it but it keeps coming back.
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I have a question about Symantec Endpoint Protection.  We are trying to block USB access but are running into an issue with one of our devices.  From what I can tell, things like imaging devices are not supposed to be blocked.

However, many of our stations have ID scanners that are being blocked.  When I look in the device manager the ID scanners do show up as imaging devices.  

I'm not seeing how you white list a device.  

Thanks in advance for any help.
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A friend is using Windows 10 (which is kept up to date).
He also has AVG Antivirus.
He normally uses Paypal for purchases (without any problems).

This morning, within an hour of using his actual Visa Debit Card on Government
website (motortax.ie) his card number was fraudulently used on some dating website.
(The bank phoned and cancelled the transaction and his card).

I'm going to run some scans tomorrow
- MalwareBytes scan in safe mode
- Hitman pro
- AVG

Any other suggestions?
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Good evening Experts,
I have just been repairing my computer from a malicious virus. I could not use virus/malware software (MalwareBtyes, Superantispyware, and Spyhunter, on my machine because the malware/virus disabled them, so I used BitDefenders Rescue usb to kill most of the problems. I finished off the rest of the malware/viruses using my regular software (MalwareBtyes, Superantispyware, and Spyhunter). The system stable except for a couple of issues:
1.      My folder indexing does not work and I would like an expert to help me fix it. However I did download a free search program call everything and it is more robust than the Windows 10 index\search. I still need a solution for why the windows indexing\search is not letting me search inside of folders.
2.      This second issue is more critical than the previous one. For some reason when I login to any of my accounts: THANOS, IMRIC , ADMINISTRATOR, the desktop icon for the user profile defaults to (Folders)

Any help the experts can give me will be appreciated.
Regards,
Regis Hyde (BlackTHanos)
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does norton go after viruses
malware bytes goes after malware

do I need both

windows10
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How can I remove maleware bytes trial and get another trial


windows 10
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Here are the pop ups that i am getting, if i click Ok, i am getting like parameter incorrect.:  Here are the pop ups that i am getting, if i click Ok, i am getting like parameter incorrect.Whenever I plug in my charger, a small tap is popping continuously saying php update available, then i click OK, but it's again coming like update available. i am using Lenovo-idea pad-1470 series. can anybody help me please?
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I have a client who had a scareware event with a threatening dialog that offered a number to call to "help him".  I disinfected, as I normally do, with Adwcleaner, Malwarebytes, and Hitmanpro64, which usually does a nice job eradicating the beasts.  Another has appeared that seems familiar, and so I'm concerned that I might have missed something   The dialog, which my client sent me, and I didn't myself experience, is attached.  

My question is how can I find the source of that dialog, or others of that ilk, and know that I've removed it, or not, using the above system or another.

Your insights are appreciated.
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How can I temporarily disable Windows Defender within Server 2016?

I don't want to uninstall or permanently disable Windows Defender.

I simply want to temporarily disable it and then I'll enable it again once I'm done.

How can this be done?
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Improved Protection from Phishing Attacks
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We have Trend Micro in our network. After looking at  sever audit failure logs on windows domain server, we ran scan and couldnt find anything.

After running scan by malwarebytes we found several issues and cleaned up. This appears to have helped with malwarebytes.

Can we do away with Trendmicro and just have malwarebytes or do we need both malwarebytes and trendmicro?
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My question is about Virus, Malware and Phishing protection.

When I receive an Anti-Phishing alert from Bitdefender with computer name, ip, threat threat type (in this case anti-phishing), url, action (in this case anti-phishing blocked), the timestamp for last blocked url and number of attempts...WHAT should I do?  

The alert is telling me that it detetected some phishing activity on a particular site and blocked it.  Right?  Is that it?  Does any/everyone need to be notified?  I know reposes my be varied and opinionated, I'd just like to get a general consensus or industry standard/best practices.  

Thanks
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This website is keep popping up every time when i try to load any web page. I have malware bytes but its not catching anything. I am using windows 7.

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Hi guys,

We've found a Key Logger on someone's PC in our U.S offices. The trojan is Trojan.Boaxxe and it has indeed spotted 'Spyware.Ursnif' all over the place. We had some fraudulent activities occur in November 2017.

I've even included the snapshot for you of the findings. When I go to the .txt files you can see, it definitely has November dates which is when the frauds occurred. However, if I go to the 'Tojan.boaxxe' location which is in the Appdata\Local\YJPack location, the date for that is 2015. I'm trying to work out when the actual keylogger was installed.

Is there anyway of finding that out? And how on earth would a keylogger have been installed? Would it usually be through a manual installation or a possible script via phishing etc?

Thank for helping
Yashy
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Malware removal and tools.  For several years Malwarebytes, gmer, autoruns, TDSSKiller, process explorer, and HJT were my go to tools for malware removal.  As of recently, it seems like Malwarebytes isn't catching as much as it used to and I was curious what are the top tools and order of progression in using them?
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Any ap that’s good for this removal ?

Thanks
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Android 7
I swipe and usually see this screen adware
1 month ago I installed battery optimizer app
And this adware started 1 month ago

adware
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Hi experts,

Three days ago I tried to use my standalone home computer running Windows 7 Pro. It's anti-malware software is MBAM 3.0. I clicked on the Start button and about 20 web browsers began to load. I continued to click the red x's as fast as I could and after about two minutes of battle with them, they were gone. I clicked on the Start button again, the menu came up which could BARELY be seen like a ghost, and the browsers popped up even faster. At the same time, thirty or forty print windows emerged. These were picked off a little easier by closing them on the task bar. The web browsers were a little more difficult, taking about 2 1/2 minutes to defeat. Of course, I figured malware. I suppose I wasn't freaking out, because I have backups and a total reformat wouldn't be that troublesome, although it is work I don't have time to do.

I didn't just do a hard reboot on the computer, because I wanted to somehow get to the A/V. I was successful at that, and a MBAM scan found seven things. The first six said Trojan.generic, while the seventh said Trojan.generic/suspicious. The interesting thing is that the path was to an application that is somewhat known for being flagged; not one you would have ever heard of. Maybe it should be excluded.

But, since these were quarantined, the behavior has been normal. I can try anything, and I can't cause it to hiccup. The strange thing is, after running another MBAM scan, bringing up SAS Pro and scanning and finding nothing, I …
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After this morning's debacle with Malwarebytes, I got to thinking about another package that I recently discovered — Emsisoft. They seem to be pitching the product as both anti-malware and anti-virus. Anyone have personal experience with it to share? Thanks much, Joe
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by:John
Malwarebytes is neither the first vendor nor the last to make mistakes like this. You said in another post that they have issued a fix. So I suggest you not make a hasty exit. The next one along will make the same mistake in due course.
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
Thanks for the comment, John, but I do not plan to stop using Malwarebytes...sorry if my post implied that. The incident simply triggered my thinking about A-M/A-V products and caused me to remember that I received a free, one-year subscription to Emsisoft when I upgraded my SyncBackPro from V7 to V8. But I never heard of Emsisoft and am hoping to get some feedback from fellow EE members about it. Regards, Joe
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Malwarebytes is gobbling up all physical memory! Started about an hour ago here. It also turned off real-time protection. Must be a bad MBAM update. Anyone else seeing this? Only choice right now is to uninstall it, as far as I can tell.  Regards, Joe
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Thanks for your update Joe.  I just re-enabled the Malwarebytes service and started it. Did an update and can confirm the issue has indeed been resolved. It's why I don't go to all the trouble of uninstalling.

Just about any software vendor will royally screw up like this at least once, so instead of uninstalling, I just disable and get on with my day. It also perfectly illustrates why I never rely on a single security package to keep me safe :)
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
You're welcome, Andrew, I'm glad it's resolved for you, too.

I also don't rely on a single security package, although you have to be very careful when running more than one...in some cases, they can conflict with each other and cause a lot of grief. That's why you hear the popular caveat of not running more than one anti-virus product on the same machine. Cheers, Joe
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I have a Windows 10 PC which I have just updated to the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 1709 (OS Build 17074-1002). I now find my PC is haunted with hijacked web pages, unwanted ads, videos, music, etc. I never know where I am going to be misdirected and some sites I cannot access at all without being diverted. Ironically one site I cannot access is Experts Exchange without my PC going off in some adventure of its own.
Website-Hijacked.docxFailed-System-Restore.docx
I have done antivirus scans using Windows Defender and AVG Internet Security Suite. Defender did find some viruses which it dealt with but my problems remain the same. Can anyone suggest a way forward?
I did try to uninstall the latest Windows 10 update but could not do that either, screenshot attached.
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Microsoft released a video about Ransomware.  Surprisingly good.

Take a look at it here...

https://resources.office.com/ww-thankyou-ransomware-what-you-need-to-know-video.html

Curious about your thoughts on the advice being given?
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
Prevention is the takeaway. Always has been to me.  I think this is a little on the late side,  better late than never. We've had better responses here on EE than this one, imho.
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by:Andrew Leniart
I think this is a little on the late side,  better late than never.

Good point, although I'm often surprised how many business owners I still come across who say something along the lines of "Ransomware, yeah I've heard about that. What's it all about?" Better late than never is a good sentiment, but if it gets the information over to some people who still have their heads buried in the sand, then I think its great.

We've had better responses here on EE than this one

You've won that argument :)  Although this is very much aimed at non-tech savvy people and I see that as one of its strengths.  

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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how to remove ramsomware samsam or .weapologize extension?
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Hello,

I have been infected by some ransonware i don`t know.

In the attached file is the readme file with the instructions to decrypt the files. Anyone knows the ransomware and how to decrypt it?

It seems a xorist one, but the tool by kaspersky doesn`t work.

Any information will be welcomed.
README_9670338_05489.txt
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Anti-Spyware

Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge; it has also come to include programs that engage in various kinds of electronic fraud. Anti-spyware is software that removes or blocks that software; some common vendors include Malwarebytes, McAfee, Spybot-Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware and BitDefender.