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Antivirus software tries to guard your computer from computer viruses and other malicious software. Either prophylactic by denying the virus to run or after the infection by trying to remove the malicious parts.

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Antivirus for Windows that has the option to not delete a specific file it thinks is a virus/threat, even when I move the file around

I am looking for an antivirus for Windows that has the option to not delete a specific file it thinks is a virus/threat, even when I move the file around. I read that Windows Defender and many other ...
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Can anyone suggest any free alternative to clamav for Linux?

My Alien Vault SIEM is showing some vulnerabilities based on on the connection this server is making, I tried to use clamav with the vulnerability hashes provided by SIEM (along with it's original ...
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Virus Scanner that does nothing

I have many virtual machines which I use seldomly. On these machines I started disabling Windows Defender, because it will use a lot of resources when I turn on a VM after a month or two. When I do ...
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Libraries used to create antivirus in Python

So, I just want to create an antivirus with Python. Are there any libraries that could help me achieve this? It simply should warn the user if there is a malware and remove it.
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Software to diagnose security breaches and protect account access

In the past few days, several of my accounts on different apps/websites (first Twitter, then Discord) have gotten hacked, posting messages and sending spam messages to my contacts without my knowledge....
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I am looking for an antivirus software which can scan the BIOS/UEFI image ROM

Is there a antivirus software which can scan the BIOS/UEFI image ROM? Most antivirus programs can only scan the files on disk. It should run on Linux, Windows or an USB boot stick.
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Free full version anti-virus software?

Is there any genuinely free full version anti-virus software for PC? This is impossible to google because you will always get directed to free trials and limited versions. Is there any genuinely free ...
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Which antivirus software can detect very old (1998+) viruses?

I am building a retro PC and I am going to install a lot of game patches which I downloaded on different sites on the internet. I want to scan these files on a modern PC. Then I want to install them ...
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Good Antivirus / Malware / Ransomware with no ads, free or paid

I am currently using AVG paid on Windows 10 (Multiple Device Sub). I am tired of constantly getting hit with ads to buy their other services! Is there a good antivirus, free or paid, that offers ...
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Personal antivirus for Linux (scanning both for Windows and Linux malware)

During this year NOD 32 ends its solution for residential segment, also Sophos has decided to end its free antivirus. I am looking for solution able to protect mainly my computer (Linux Ubuntu) and ...
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Is there an app that can scan all running processes in windows and tell which ones are not well-known?

I am wondering if I can scan my running processes/apps in windows and find out which ones are not well-known. A list of unknown running processes/apps should be listed. Note: the app should NOT turn ...
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Which free antivirus app supports manual scanner only mode without turning off microsoft defender?

I am looking for a free antivirus app which supports manual scanner only mode. It should NOT turn off the Microsoft Defender app. So far, I tried avast. The bad part to me is it turns off Microsoft ...
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Command line anti virus scanner for offline usage

I want a good anti virus software that should have following requirements: Be able to scan offline. So no upload to cloud etc Be able to be started via command line. Example: "C:\AV\AwesomeAv....
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Tool to use the VirusTotal malware scanner more efficiently

Once or twice every day, I want to scan a group of 1-3 files on VirusTotal for malware, and about twice every week, I want to check a group of 5-10 files. I find using the VirusTotal website very ...
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What security software can I use alongside Windows Defender?

What security software (preferably, free) can I use alongside Windows Defender to make my computer safer? I have seen several posts on different forums about arguing whether or not Windows Defender (...
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Is there a non-Google VirusTotal alternative which actually works and doesn't harass me?

For quite a long time, I've been calculating hashes for files locally on my computer and then made requests such as: https://www.virustotal.com/ui/files/...
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Antivirus app for MacOS that I can quit

I know there is a number of antivirus solutions for Mac, ranging from complete suites like Norton to just plain antivirus solutions like Avira. But I have not found anything that satisfy my ...
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Good (free or paid) command line based Antivirus for Linux

I am using ClamAV for some time now and it is quite okay. But I would like to give some other Antivirus Softwares/tools a try. I am looking for something that: is Command-line based i.e. GUI is ...
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How to check if my Ubuntu has any malware or viruses?

I found that someone tried to change my Gmail password several times. I was wondering if my Ubuntu 18.04 is infected by a virus or some other malware. Is there any tool that I can use to check if my ...
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How to discover a virus or rootkit on Ubuntu machine

I have been connected to free/public xfinitywifi and my Ubuntu machine has slowed down a lot. I am not sure if it's an update or if I got a virus. Using top and htop, the processes look normal, ...
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Antivirus for Windows and Mac

Which anti virus is the best for Mac and Windows (I'm using both). I know the list of malware and virus removal tools is long (Avast, Sophos, AiroAV, Norton, Mcafee, Bit Defender, etc., etc).
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Need to Decryptor tool the Ransomware .Vesad extension

Need Decryptor tool for my encrypted jpeg files which was infected by Ransomware .Vesad extension.please help me on this.
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Free lightweight Antivirus for old computers

A friend has a very old Toshiba laptop running windows 7 SP1, 32 bit, 4 GB of ram. He really does not use it so he doesn't need a newer one, and it's surprisingly fast for an old laptop. He brought ...
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Virus scanner as a service

I am looking for a commercial-grade cloud antivirus solution with an API that can be programmatically called to scan user-uploaded files. It should Use a known scanning engine (or multiple) Be GDPR ...
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Software to tell whether a file has been "encrypted" by a ransomware attack

I know there are many companies that say that they can help to recover from ransomware attack or can detect and protect. What I am curious about is, can we find out whether a file has been attacked, ...
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Software that can detect spyware and keyloggers

Are there any software that can detect spyware and keyloggers in my computer? The program should be able to check any programs that scan key presses and any programs that take screen capture and ...
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Open source antimalware software for macOS

I'm looking for good categorically open source software for macOS. I did not use the term "antivirus", because I refer to software that can protect not only from viruses, but also from other types ...
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Comprehensive secutiry solution

I was given the task to find a comprehensive security solution for our IT systems. The solution should include the following: -> Central control -> Antivirus -> Anti theft -> Remote ...
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Free/OpenSource Antivirus Software for Windows 10 PC

I need some recommendation on free or open source antivirus software for Windows 10. Can anyone tell me about it? Thanks
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Looking for an adware removal tool [closed]

Hi friends I am looking for a good adware removal tool Any suggestions ?
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Antivirus for Linux machines [duplicate]

Is there a free antivirus for Linux (I am using Ubuntu) that contains a sandbox and is tested to be effective? I especially need a sandbox because sometimes when an unknown file is downloaded, I can ...
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Tutorial virus for apprenticeship

There's an excellent answer on SuperUser on how to remove a virus. I now want my trainees to not only understand that theoretically but turn it into practice. Therefore I'm looking for a quite ...
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Can anyone suggest an Anti-malware app for Android?

I am aware of the fact that opinion based questions are not allowed, so I will tell you exactly what I expect from the app, and no vague terms like best or good will be used. The app must have: ...
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Good free antivirus for Windows 10

I want suggestions for a good free antivirus (Avast/Avira....) for my HP Probook (Win 10 Pro) laptop. For the last 7-8 years I have been using Linux. So don't have much practical knowledge about ...
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Alternative to clamav that works with amavisd-new (no architecture restrictions)

This may sound like a duplicate of Free ClamAV alternative working with Amavis on Linux ARMHF but in reality my ultimate needs are slightly different in that I don't have an armhf restriction. ClamAV,...
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User-Friendly and Fast Alternative to Avast! Antivirus

Note: I am aware this may seem similar to "Antivirus for Windows (to replace Avast Antivirus) meeting specific requirements" I have been using Avast! Free Antivirus for quite some time on Windows 10, ...
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Antivirus for Linux Mint?

I am looking for some free antivirus software for a machine running Linux Mint. (n.b. I'm still a bit new to Linux, I have read somewhere that Linux usually doesn't need antivirus, but I'd like to ...
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Light antivirus that doesn't interfare with Windows firewall

My laptop system is Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (Intel Core i3 CPU). Most of the antivirus programs slows the system. I've been using Avast free antivirus for a while but then it turned out that Avast ...
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Windows XP antivirus for AMD Sempron processor

I'm looking for free AV software that runs under Windows XP on an AMD Sempron 3000+ (1,99 GHz) processor. The machine was running AVG but that version expired, and the new one crashes on install, ...
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Tool to remove malware from laptop?

I don't know how to remove such malware form PC. Because when I click anywhere in the web page, that click creates a new tab and show a new website, totally ads. I have cleaned by PC with Windows ...
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Recommendations for Anti-Virus and Firewall

I am running a new instillation of Windows 7 on my personal computer and would like some advice/recommendations on free anti-virus and firewall programs for a system where users will be engaging in ...
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Business Antivirus/Network Security Software for Windows Server

I run a multiplayer gaming network that deals with the backend stuff such as server listings and accounts, and I am moving it from Amazon Web Services to a dedicated server running VMs. I never took ...
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Malware and Antivirus scanner for web servers (free alternative to ISPProtect)

In short what ispprotect does: "ISPProtect is a Malware and Antivirus scanner for web servers. It contains a signature based scan engine and a heuristic scan engine to detect Malware in websites, ...
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Free open source antivirus for Windows [closed]

I'm looking for some reliable and free antivirus that's open source. I've come across ClamAV, but according to few websites, it is not that good. Any other suggestions?
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USB antivirus scanner

I'm using Avast for protecting my PC but it could not detect and repair the damage caused by viruses to my removable drives. In the meanwhile it also fails to detect several USB threats. So I need ...
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Malware and Virus Scanning Software with a Programmable API for live scanning file bytes

We have built an upload filter module with the Native IIS Api in C++. It's purpose is to prevent blocked file extensions and infected files from being uploaded via IIS websites to the server. The ...
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Antivirus which removes the CryptoLocker trojan

I am looking for antivirus working in windows (7/8/8.1/10) which is able to remove Cryptographer virus completely. Can you recommend an antivirus which kills this Trojan that encrypts the files?
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Are there any single-server anti-virus solutions for Windows?

Currently, I'm maintaining three (intentionally) independent Windows 2012 web servers. I'm using Sophos Server Endpoint Protection on each server. What bothers me is that Sophos (and all other anti-...
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Android Antivirus/Antimalware that respects privacy

I would like recommendations on the following software requirements: Must have: Android antivirus/antimalware Does NOT request permissions to access location (coarse or fine) Does NOT request ...
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Android app to scan a file on multiple antivirus engines using current definitions

I am looking for a gratis android app that will scan a file on multiple antivirus engines using current definitions. What I've tried: VirusTotal by VIRUSTOTAL - Only scans installed apps VirusTotal ...
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