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Anti-virus software was originally developed to detect and remove computer viruses. However, with the proliferation of other kinds of malware, antivirus software started to provide protection from other computer threats. In particular, modern antivirus software can protect from malicious browser helper objects (BHOs), browser hijackers, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, malicious layered service providers (LSPs), dialers, fraud tools, adware and spyware. Some products also include protection from other computer threats, such as infected and malicious URLs, spam, scam and phishing attacks, online identity theft (privacy), online banking attacks, social engineering techniques, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), botnets and DDoS attacks.

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I am currently running Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 on one of our computers.  I am getting an error in the event log that states "The Symantec Eraser Control driver service failed to start due to the following error:  The specified procedure could not be found."  Does anybody know if the Symantec Eraser Control driver is part of the Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 package or if it is leftover from a previous version of antivirus installed on this computer.  If it is leftover, what is the proper method to uninstall it?
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Firefox Browser is being held by this screen
Browser MessageA women's voice tells me something about "invalid version and computer is locked".  Also to "Call Microsoft support at 866-371-0354"

I go this message while trying to play a video on Motrorcycle (RacerX) site I've visited daily for at least he last 10 years.

I shut off and turned back on the computer but every time I open Firefox this appears.  I am not having any trouble with MS Explorer, which is how I got to the EE site to post this question.

I use McAfee Total protection.  When I open McAfee to do a virus scan, the scan button seems to be disabled.  I click it and nothing happens.

What can I do to get rid of this virus?

This is a Windows 7 Pro machine
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I have been using Delphi 7 in Windows 10 for quite awhile.

I use ESET Internet Security as my anti-virus/anti-malware protection.

A recent update in ESET has caused problems with D7 - when I run a program from the IDE, the program never starts - it appears as though ESET is blocking the "integrated debugger" from attaching to the process.

I can disable all protection and everything works.

I'm looking for alternate solutions - something I might be able to add as some type of exception rule in the anti-virus to allow the integrated debugger to work.

Is the integrated debugger actually "integrated" in delphi32.exe, or is it called by the IDE?  That is, is there a DLL or exe that can be identified as exception to anti-virus program?

TIA.

EdB
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How to secure my browser from Hijack and rid from annoying pop-ups?
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This is not a tech question but looking for suggestions. I want to send email to non - tech end users to follow some best practices to avoid spam emails / malware / spyware/ viruses on their computers. They are using Office365, Dropbox, internal file server, heavy internet browsing, Outlook.

Watching out for certain type of emails, avoid possible threats by following good practices etc.

If you can send me some links of good articles that I can simply forward to end users for them to read up on to  increase their knowledge that would be great!
I can google few articles myself but wanted to see if anyone have their favorite articles or blog posts already.

Thanks!

Nick
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Hello I can't seem to remember how to update my client's McAfee on my closed loop test network.  It's been a little bit so let me explain what i can remember, I would update the definitions / versions on laptop, then copy those files into a repository on share which all client are pointed to for their updates.  That's all i remember & having a hard time getting it working again.  I can't remember which files need to be copied & where there at..

Thx
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Hi,
Is there any better Anti-virus tool in Windows server? In the attached screenshot, would Clamwin further totally remove the virus or not?
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I run AVG Anti-virus, Hitman Pro and Anti-malwarebytes on one of my computers.  Over the last several weeks I am running into a whole lot of system problems.  I tried to install avg tuneup today and it would not install.  I called AVG and they stated that it appears that I have a network worm.  So I booted up in safe mode, ran avg scan and anti-malwarebytes.  

I also ran hijackthis, to attempt to get rid of the nastiness but one entry will not delete.   It has been a long time since I have cleaned pcs.  Anyone here like to direct me on how to get rid of this thing and clean up my computer so it runs right?

Thanks,
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We have been hit with ransomware.  Please see the attached screenshot.

The file extensions have been changed to STG.

They hacked into the network, created admin users and made them part of the Admin group, created shares etc.
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A new client was infected with Cryto virus. The office has 3 winodws server running on vmware and about 10 desktop computers running windows 7 and 10.  As described by them they got infected last week but since they had backup the office manager proceeded to run malwarebytes on all computers, removed the malware and wiped out the a client pc that was infected.  They told me today that the cryptovirus reappeared and and some folders in the server were encrypted but they shut everything down.

Now is my job to make sure I remove the virus. What i'm thinking:
purchased a managed antivirus solution, i'm considering kapersky.
install a real business firewall solution.

My question is this;
will the AV solution really remove the virus and anything that's dormant or i need to wipe our the servers and reinstall?
the windows servers are hosted no vmware 5.5, is there a way for me to scan the "windows servers" before they boot up into windows, something like booting from a USB drive
Besides the obvious of AV, is there anything else i should keep in mind to make sure the virus is gone once for all?

thanks.
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Hi All,
we have a need to have developers to upload files to azure blob storage, since we can't control what machine they use when they upload the files, I wonder if there is any way we can implement so we can do virus/malware scan on azure blob storage?

I googled around and doesn't seem that Microsoft currently offer native solution.

Please advise. thank you
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Since AVG upgraded to version 18.4.3056 we have been having issues on certain computers, especially Windows 10 pcs.   We are also running Malwarebytes.   Windows 10 machines have a tendency to get the blue screen of death and restart.   Also, these are multiple confirm certificate requests for those programs that require certificates to access.

Friday, a major problem occurred when I was installing Safenet on a Windows 7 machine.   The program did not install correctly and I received an error 1719 Windows Installer error.  I closed the error, the program was not installed.  Since then, any application or process that requires with use of an .exe file does not work.  I receive an Oxc0000142 Application unable to start correctly error.   An older version of Safenet had previously been installed on this particular machine and we were simply upgrading the program.

In an attempt to get the user a computer to use, I was setting up another PC.  All went well until I attempted to do a fresh install of Safenet.  Same errors occurred.  Now two machines are not operational.  

I have been unable to find a way to fix this error.   Federal Reserve (their program requires safenet) says it is not their software.  AVG told me that we should not be running Malwarebytes with their new version because it can cause conflicts.   I am wondering if it was the AV program that caused the installation error, especially since it happened on two Windows 7 PCs.

Does anyone know of a way to fix…
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Hi all,

we are searching for the best endpoint protection available for SMB. I am looking for the top 3. Currently we are working with Kaspersky Endpoint Security.

Anyone any suggestions?

Thank you,
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Hello Experts,

I received the email below, and I was wondering if I should be worried? As you can see, the suggestion is that all my data will be erased. Please let me know you think this is just a hoax?

Hello! WannaCry is back! All your devices were cracked with our program deployed on them. We have perfected operation of our program, so you will not be able to regain the data after the attack.
All the information will be encrypted and then erased. Antivirus software will not be able to detect our program, while firewalls will be strengthless against our unique code.
Should your files be encrypted, you will lose them forever.
Our program also expands through the local network, erasing data on all computers connected to the network and remote servers, all cloud-stored data, and freezing website operation. We have already deployed our program on your devices.
Deletion of your data will commence on June 22, 2018, at 5:00 - 10:00 PM. All data stored on your computers, servers, and mobile devices will be destroyed. Devices working on any version of Windows, iOS, macOS, Android, and Linux are subject to data erasion.
So as to prevent data demolition, you can pay 0.1 BTC (~$650) to the bitcoin wallet:1JNA8bedQbSEikZMF7FQFA1r9K1qA2RUtW
You must pay timely and notify us about the payment via email until 5:00 PM on June 22, 2018. After payment confirmation, we will send you instructions on how to avoid data erasion and such situations from now forth. Should you
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I am trying to install and configure a Symantec 14 endpoint manager  antivirus. I have already installed the manager and also i created client and i pushed it successfully.

My problem is that the Symantec manager is look like the image 1 and not like the image 2 which i found in internet (I attached both images).
What is going wrong? also Where can i find a step by step complete installation guideline?
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Dear Experts

Iam looking for good antivirus/anti spam and other protection software for the recently purchased dell latitude 3940 with windows 10 would like to subscribe for good one can you please suggest which one to go for, thanks in advance. mcafee total protection is slightly cheaper compared to mcafee business security please suggest.
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Hi Experts,
2 strange things suddenly happening to my PC's
1- The task manager got disabled
2- when I type in something then right click to select that work for spelling, it loses the selection.
Any reason behind these..?
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can an installed .exe file on windows os see all my key strokes
I have a custom made .exe file that appears to me to run correctly
but may have additional secret permissions

by installing any program
could a keylogger be built in

dont just tell me to run virus scan
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https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/backswap-banking-trojan-uses-never-before-seen-techniques/

Referring to above  BackSwap Banking Trojan ,  does McAfee AV & IPS detect/block it?
Think I saw a link (but misplaced it) that McAfee AV can't detect it yet.

Is there alternative ways of detecting/blocking it if AV can't?

What is the hash or IOC for this malware?
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Hi, I have updated windows 10 now but i'm getting above message  and i don't know how to ignore this. any idea how to to that.
Many Thanks

Error
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I am trying to confirm whether Sentinel One EndPoint Protection is a viable replacement for existing Webroot EndPoint Protection and MalwareBytes EndPoint protection.  We have been using Webroot/Malwarebytes endpoint clients on our workstations and servers for about four or five years now.  We have not encountered any compromises/issues using these products.   I also need to mention we also use Cisco's Umbrella Roaming Client as well.

We also have a SonicWall TZ500W with the Comprehensive  Gateway protection.  We never enabled the DPI module because it caused many connection issues accessing creditable Court websites, etc.  

So now SonicWall is promoting/offering their Capture Client solution that I am interested in.  I wanted to purchase the Sentinel One client software a couple of years back, but they said I could not make a purchase since the minimum count they could sell is 100.  We only need 25 licenses.  So now that Sonicwall offers Capture Client, I want to know if its feasible to say it would actually replace both Webroot and MalwareBytes EndPoint products and not just work along side and complement them.  So, I contacted Sentinel One Sales and they indicate their product serves as direct replacement.  They also mentioned their clients actually use Capture Client exclusively.

I have concern about a complete replacement solution.  I just want to ensure if we decide to deploy Sentinel One Capture Client as the sole Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware solution it …
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Has anyone implemented a rule on  ESET ERA Admin Portal which blocks USB devices but still allows phones to be charged?
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I have a requirements to block only 3  Tcp ports on 50 PCs (in 25 branch offices) :
these PCs run a stripped-down DB2 services & I only want PCs in the same subnet
to connect to it.  The Tcp ports are  523, 8000, 50000.

We would like to use McAfee endpoint security (ver 10.5) to do this blocking.
Can someone give me step by step (screen by screen) instructions to do this?

These 25 branches are in the subnets (with their default gateway 10.2.X.1)
10.2.2.0 /24  ==> so permit only  10.2.2.X to connect to its 3 ports above (incoming Tcp)
10.2.3.0 /24  ==> so permit only  10.2.3.X to connect to its 3 ports above (incoming Tcp)
. .  .
10.2.27.0 /24  ==> so permit only  10.2.27.X to connect to its 3 ports above (incoming Tcp)


Using Windows 7 Firewall is not an option for us (for some reason).
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Hi,
newly installed and joined to domain windows 2016 server
showing strange message during boot :-)
wtf is this?conficker infection or normal  windows boot message :-) ?
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We are contemplating whether to use McAfee endpoint security's firewall or Windows firewalls
on our 30+ branches : the branches have some crucial Desktops running database services:
though the branches (ie spoke) connect back to our DC (ie hub), potentially some branches
may have their own broadband (or even just via 4G).

It's a debate between our Windows Desktop & our Firewall admins which one to use.

I know in previous Deep Security, I will have to create numerous 'policies' : one for each
branch though the branches have the same desktops running database services listening
on the same ports and when I upgrade the agents centrally from the EPO, had run into
issues:  modules (eg: Firewall or File Integrity Monitoring) that are not enabled previously
(say for servers), got auto-enabled.

So not sure if McAfee Firewall has similar or any other issues: kindly elaborate
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Anti-Virus Apps

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Anti-virus software was originally developed to detect and remove computer viruses. However, with the proliferation of other kinds of malware, antivirus software started to provide protection from other computer threats. In particular, modern antivirus software can protect from malicious browser helper objects (BHOs), browser hijackers, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, malicious layered service providers (LSPs), dialers, fraud tools, adware and spyware. Some products also include protection from other computer threats, such as infected and malicious URLs, spam, scam and phishing attacks, online identity theft (privacy), online banking attacks, social engineering techniques, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), botnets and DDoS attacks.