Malware is any software application which subverts the will of the legitimate owner of a computer, by means of force or subterfuge, with or without personal or monetary gain on the part of the creator.

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Updating Malware cleaning skills

I have seen some sites offering 'Malware University', training classes on getting rid of malware. Do you think that updating your malware removal skills (or arsenal) is necessary from time to time? ...
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Is it possible to hide a malicious alias in Bash on Linux?

Is it possible to conceal the existence of a malicious alias in Bash on a Linux system and have it executed by the user without their knowledge?
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Conficker: Should steps taken in group policy to secure against virus remain?

We got nailed two weeks ago by Conficker, I ran through the 26 step checklist from Mircrosoft on my own computer, as well as on our domain server. It says near the end to reverse all the changes, but ...
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Why are NginX and Lighttpd not affected by Slowloris?

I am investigating the vulnerability to Slowloris and I think I understand how and why this sort of attack works. What I don't understand is why Lighttpd and NginX are not affected (according to the ...
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Best Open Source or Freeware Malware/Spyware/Antivirus with centralized management? [closed]

What are the best Malware/Spyware/Antivirus solutions? Several requirements for the solution: Open Source or Freeware Centralized Management Reporting and Remote Installation Think spybot / ...
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Strange scheduled tasks on Windows Server 2003

A few days ago, I noticed that our Windows Server 2003 system has strange scheduled tasks. I do not know where they came from or who set them up. I deleted them and they came up again today. They have ...
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Find the source of malware?

I have a server that was running an older version of lighttpd (1.4.19 on a freebsd 6.2-RELEASE (yea, old) machine) and google alerted me that it had found malware embedded on one of my server's pages. ...
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Kids + older computers + our network at the office: Security risk?

On occasion, some of my coworkers feel compelled to bring their children to work with them. (I feel compelled to smack them, but that's probably a topic for Parenting.SE.) To ensure that the ...
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Do I need to deploy antivirus and anti-spyware software to all the PCs on my network?

I am already using antivirus on all our PCs, and, of course, we're behind a firewall. Does anti-spyware software like adaware still provide an additional benefit, or does modern antivirus/firewall ...
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One machine blocked from a single server, and only when it's at this physical location?

I host an e-commerce website for a client who suddenly is unable to access it from his computer. He can ping the server, he can SSH in, but cannot load the website in any browser we've tried: IE, ...
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SCEP: imitate potential threat in both live and regular scanner to inspect logs

I am doing some powershell stuff to parse a few logs at work. I would also like to collect some information from the SCEP logs. I find the amount of logs available as well as the different locations ...
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Exchange 2007 server send out spam

Our exchange server is sending out spam, as it has been listed on various spam blacklist and not to sure know how to stop it. I've started with verify SMTP with a site like ...
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How do I remove a rootkit without an anti-rootkit program? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My server's been hacked EMERGENCY Windows 2000 Server. I believe I have a rootkit. But, nothing will remove it. I've tried everything. Even tools that are merely ...