Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
I often come across files which my antivirus flags as malware, but how can i check if it's false-positive?
So i need a utility which can track/monitor the activities/changes that the file/program does to the computer..
A good firewall such as Zone Alarm will alert you when software is trying to contact outside of your PC. This will most likely help you to determine whether a piece of software is malware or not. If you do not expect this software to call home, and it is, then it is probably doing something you don't want it to. Also, if you do not trust your antivirus, I would suggest getting a new one that you do trust. Personally I use Avast which is free and updates definitions multiple times a day.
However, if you do want a program that will track changes down to the file level, you can get one HERE.
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Turn on the computer and begin hitting the "F8" key when you see the BIOS screen.
This will take you to the Safe Mode menu.
Use the arrow keys to highlight "Safe Mode," then hit "Enter" on your keyboard.
This will boot your computer in Safe Mode, a minimalist manner of operating Windows that runs only essential Windows files.
If using Windows XP in Safe Mode, click the "Start" button and then click "Run." In the box that pops up, type "msconfig" and hit "Enter."
If using Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner of the screen, type "msconfig" in the search field and then hit "Enter."
This will open the System Configuration Utility.
In the System Configuration Utility box, click the "Services" tab, check the box that reads, "Hide All Microsoft Services," click "Disable All" and then click "Apply."
In the System Configuration Utility box, click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable All" and then click "Apply." Next, click the "Close" box.
A box will pop up that prompts you to restart your computer.
Select "Restart" and let the computer restart itself, allowing it to boot to Windows normally.
If the computer still stalls when trying to boot to Windows, restart the computer and boot to Safe Mode again.
Run your antivirus program in Safe Mode, deleting any files that are flagged as viruses, spyware or malware. Restart the computer and boot to Windows normally
hope this helps
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