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What does "Stack overflow" mean?

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Post time: 2015-6-13 09:52:52 |Show all posts

Post time: 2015-6-13 11:02:01 |Show all posts
The 'buffer stack' is the list of commands your system is performing; like a laundry list.
Those are done in order, top down.
An 'overflow' or 'overrun' can occur because just too many things are going on, but, one widely used method to inject 'bad' commands (in order to install malware) is to flood the buffer, which then 'kick out' the top legitimate commands, and replaces the lower commands with the 'payload', which then moves up the list to be executed.
If you get this 'error' window while connected to the Internet, I'd disconnect and do malware scans to verify cleanliness; then review what your static & dynamic securities are (firewall, anti-v, configurations, etc.) and see if you've let down your guard, or have been compromised somehow.
Again, it could be just an internal software issue(s), but always play it safe.
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