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So I Was trying to Install Ubuntu restricted Extras, and well this poped up in the terminal.

  www.actingcareersnow.comCasting Calls For Kids & Teens. Audition Now! Ages 9 to 29. 
[1] 3241 
Teens.: command not found 
kevin@Fullmetal:~$ Talent Search Open Call 
www.actingcareersnow.comCasting: command not found 
Talent: command not found 
[1]+ Exit 127 www.actingcareersnow.comCasting Calls For Kids 
kevin@Fullmetal:~$ www.talentshowcase.tvChild-Adult. Meet Top Industry Pros Looking to Interview New Talent ! 
www.talentshowcase.tvChild-Adult.: command not found 
kevin@Fullmetal:~$ Casting 
Casting Calls 
www.actingcareersnow.comCasting Calls For Kids & Teens. Audition Now! Ages 9 to 29. 
Talent Search Open Call 
www.talentshowcase.tvChild-Adult. Meet Top Industry Pros Looking to Interview New Talent ! 
Casting 
www.starnow.com/CastingActors, Models, Musicians, Dancers Find Work, Get Discovered Today! 
Extras Wanted - Get jobs 
www.exploretalent.com/ExtrasAudition Open Calls for Paid Jobs! Movies, TV, Theater, CommercialsCasting: command not found 
kevin@Fullmetal:~$ www.starnow.com/CastingActors, Models, Musicians, Dancers Find Work, Get Discovered Today! 
bash: www.starnow.com/CastingActors,: No such file or directory 
kevin@Fullmetal:~$ Extras Wanted - Get jobs 
Extras: command not found 
kevin@Fullmetal:~$ www.exploretalent.com/ExtrasAudition Open Calls for Paid Jobs! Movies, TV, Theater, CommercialsuCasting Calls 
bash: www.exploretalent.com/ExtrasAudition: No such file or directory 
kevin@Fullmetal:~$ www.actingcareersnow.comCasting Calls For Kids & Teens. Audition Now! Ages 9 to 29. 
[1] 3255 
Teens.: command not found 
gagandeep@Fullmetal:~$ Talent Search Open Call 
www.actingcareersnow.comCasting: command not found 
Talent: command not found 
[1]+ Exit 127 www.actingcareersnow.comCasting Calls For Kids 
kevin@Fullmetal:~$ www.talentshowcase.tvChild-Adult. Meet Top Industry Pros Looking to Interview New Talent ! 
www.talentshowcase.tvChild-Adult.: command not found 
kevin@Fullmetal:~$ Casting 
Casting: command not found

Does this mean I am infected? That message came up in the terminal.

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if you reboot and try again, do you get the same issue? –  fossfreedom Aug 26 '11 at 20:01
    
Nope I rebooted, and everything installed perfectly, haven't seen that message since. should I be worried? –  Kevin Aug 26 '11 at 20:02
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It looks like you had the spam-looking text in the clipboard and inadvertently pasted in into the terminal. –  arrange Aug 26 '11 at 20:10
    
Um could you explain what you mean by "spam-looking text in the clipboard?" Whats a clipboard? And Should I delete Ubuntu, and re-install it? –  Kevin Aug 26 '11 at 20:12
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Clipboard is a place where you store data if you copy them by (for example) selecting some text and then pressing Ctrl+c. You might have selected this text at a "sponsored links" section here: yellowpages.aol.com/talent-agencies-and-casting-services/nj/… –  arrange Aug 26 '11 at 20:17
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It looks like you had the spam-looking text in the clipboard and inadvertently pasted in into the terminal. You might have selected this text at a "sponsored links" section here... :)

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Yea! I've seen that page before! Thank You so much! This puts my mind at ease. –  Kevin Aug 26 '11 at 20:54
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Normally linux doesnt suffer from windows based spyware and viruses. If you feel unsure, see this AUQuestion for antivirus advice and potential anti-virus products you can use to download and scan your system.

There is an excellent section on UbuntuForums which you should consult if in doubt. If there was a virus spreading - that forum will be quickly updated by affected users. There are several "Stickies" as well will also help you to diagnose security issues such as this.

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It it's also possible for javascript to copy things to your clipboard.

If a malicious script runs this could happen but it seems unlikely that this is a serious issue. If you continue to get it from one particular website report it (it could be a dodgy advert).

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