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after my ubuntu runs slower and slower and google regularly asks me for prooving to be human, i had Chkrootkit running. here's what it found:

wlan0: PACKET SNIFFER 
(/sbin/wpa_supplicant [870], 
/sbin/dhvlient [1237])
Searching for suspicious files and dirs, it may take a while … the  following suspicious files and directoris were found: 
/usr/lib/jvm/.java-1.6.0-openjdk-i386.jinfo
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/PyQt4/uic/widget-plugins/.noinit
/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/.path

since i have no idea what to do with this: what do i do with this? thnx for responding,

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I just fixed this on my laptop, here's how to fix it. Open a terminal and run the following command:

cd && mkdir WPA && cd WPA && apt-get download wpa-supplicant

Now, open your favorite file-manager (thunar, nautilus, dolphin, etc...) using sudo in the WPA directory like this:

sudo nautilus ~/WPA

Next, right-click on the deb file and select the option "extract here" then,

right-click on the newly extracted archive and select "rename".

Name the file "NEW"

Now, open a terminal and run the following commands:

sudo cp /sbin/wpa_supplicant ~/WPA/wpacopy
sudo rm /sbin/wpa_supplicant
sudo cp ~/WPA/NEW/sbin/wpa_supplicant /sbin/wpa_supplicant
sudo chmod +x /sbin/wpa_supplicant
sudo chmod 600 ~/WPA/wpacopy
sudo service network-manager restart

And to verify this worked, run:

sudo chkrootkit

The output should say something about the "SNIFFER" being deleted, moved, or may even indicate where the sniffer was moved to ( ~/WPA/wpacopy ).

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