Questions tagged [malware]

Malware, short for malicious software, is software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems

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If I am running a Middle Tor Node, can I get malware from it?

If I am running a Middle Tor Node, is it possible to get malware from malware going through the node?
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Is there a recommended and/or compatible antivirus software and/or tool available for Tor Browser Bundle

Specifically, for window OS, is there a recommended and/or compatible antivirus software and/or tool one can use to increase the security of the system. The point being, if there is a malware on the ...
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Is it safe to use Tor with Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit?

I have Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit on my system. Is it safe to use it with Tor?
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Tor anonymous proxy Spyware

I found a link to "WindowsTechies" help and support center : http://windowstechies.com/-/en/spyware/?t=1&k=tor%20anonymous%20proxy&m=b&u=&c=53624071110&gclid=CL-...
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Why would an .onion have different URLs for different users?

I was recently invited to join a hidden bulletin board. In the note that was sent to me about it, the sender specified that the URL given to me was unique to me. A friend from Reddit was sent the same ...
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Equation: The Death Star of Malware Galaxy, How much does it compromise Tails?

Equation: The Death Star of Malware Galaxy https://securelist.com/blog/research/68750/equation-the-death-star-of-malware-galaxy/ reported to compromise the firmware of hard drive and reprogram the ...
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Got a Trojan with Tor download

I used the link from the Tor newsletter to get the latest version of Tor. When I installed and then launched it, I got an alert that there was a Trojan virus. My antivirus killed it and it hasn't ...
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No one speaking about Cryptowall Ramsonware that use Tor network to connect to the hidden malicious servers?

Apparently, Cryptowall Ramsonware uses Tor network to connect to the hidden malicious servers. I believe folks should care about this matter! Or it is only necessary that the Tor network works in ...
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Tor browser conflicts with Malwarebytes antimalware

Malwarebytes antimalware has detected the file ...\Tor Browser\browser\firefox.exe with virus spyware.lokibot. I even made a new installation of Tor Browser from its official site, but upon finishing ...
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How do I know that a tor node won't give me malicious code?

How can one avoid the following scenario? One downloads an html from http://www.example.com. The exit tor node substitutes it with a malicious js file which will cause a buffer overflow or something ...
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Critroni new bug in Tor

Security experts detected a new kind of Crypto ransomware that uses the Tor network to hide its antics. The so-called “Critroni” has been flogged on underground forums for a few weeks now and is ...
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DuckDuckGo is strangely behaving like a browser hijacker. I've already tried your tips. Pls advise [duplicate]

I think I've tried everything: made Disconnect my default search engine (instead of Duk); unchecked all other search engines; made Tor my default browser (instead of Mozilla); untrusted Duk & ...
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Assuming, there is malware on a system, can one bypass that by using live cd when using Tor?

Can one use Tail, to bypass any of the following potential attack vectors? There are five potential attack vectors: Malware on the disk within a partition. Malware within the boot sector. Malformed ...
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How can you reduce the chances of connecting to a malicious exit node?

What can you do to avoid connecting with a malicious exit node? Besides choosing a country where you are less likely to have a malicious exit node. What countries do you think are more likely to be ...
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Can malware spread from Tails to a computer's hdd?

This is more out of curiosity for me than anything. I understand that Tails is a LiveUSB distro focused on Tor, etc. My question is pretty simple: Is it possible for malware downloaded while in ...
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How Do I Wipe Tails Free Space?

Can Tails get a virus? I was and still am using tails. After I visited a bitcoin site, I got a message that looked like it came from Tails saying you need to wipe your tails USB flash drive's free ...
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How to protect Tor browser from a spyware on my computer?

I think I have a spyware on my computer. It can't be detected by antivirus, so I can't find and delete it. How to protect Tor browser from this spyware that it doesn't get access to Tor files and ...
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Connecting to Tor via infected android phone (hotspot)

So I the only way I have access to Internet right now is via my android phone, I am pretty sure it's compromised because the adversary is a bunch of people with high technical knowledge. I tried to ...