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remove youradexchange malware from chrome

Does anyone have experience removing the 'youradexchange.com' browser hijack on ubuntu? I find a lot of information regarding this for Windows, but there is nothing for linux. When I am using Chrome, ...
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What should I do next with infected files and errors?

I scanned my computer for viruses by using clamav: sudo clamscan -r --bell -i /. I received the following result: LibClamAV Warning: cli_scanxz: decompress file size exceeds limits - only scanning ...
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weird malware has infected firefox and chromium

This is so much annoying. I've never experienced it since I'm using linux. This weird adware is pupping up every time I open a .com website and shows ad or redirects the page. In chromium, I'm not ...
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Ad By: MediaPlayer

Help! I'm getting popups and ads all over the place and they all say "Ad By: MediaPlayer". I'm fairly new to ubuntu 14.04 and thought that viruses were virtually impossible to get with Linux but ...
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Chromium infected with CloudScout on Ubuntu 14.04

Somehow Chromium Browser on my Ubuntu 14.04 (I suspect Chrome synching from a Windows 10 machine to my Ubuntu Chrome) has been infected with CloudScout. I have uninstalled Chromium Browser included ...
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Is this data I copied from unallocated space on HD malware? [on hold]

Did a factory restore on Windows 7 and updated it, then used Ubuntu Live Gparted to setup partitions. Rebooted Live again because I needed to add swap and noticed two spots with unallocated space. I ...
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software-center diplays info on apps that i have not installed

While installing a deb file using software-centre the following info is printed on the terminal 2015-03-07 14:05:22,035 - softwarecenter.db.update - INFO - skipping region restricted app: 'Just Play ...
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repeatedly asked for admin password

With a brand-new Ubuntu 14.04 installation I streamed the third period of a hockey game last night. It was literally the first time I used this new computer. It connected to wifi no problem, and ...
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Firefox default language keeps changing automatically to arabic

I am getting an ongoing issue with Firefox 36.0 under Ubuntu 15.04. Whenever I open Firefox it automatically sets the default language to Arabic, even though having never configured it to use Arabic: ...
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Creating windows 8 bootable usb stick under linux with Winusb (saucy) changes my iso file hashes - is it normal, bug or harmfull behavior?

There is a lot of questions about creation of windows 8 usb stick in linux environment. And a lot of answers pointing to Winusb(saucy) as an app that can do it. I installed it too, using this method: ...
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LibreOffice Writer edited document is recognized as virus or spyware

I got MS word document, person asked me to edit it, to add table of contents, to add page numbers, because she doesn't know how to do in MS Office. So I did with LibreOffice writer. But when I saved ...
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ClamAV detects certain files on the PlayOnLinux directory as malware, should I be concerned?

ClamAv found 50 viruses on my computer, mostly associated with PlayOnLinux. Is this normal? Is it a significant risk? Should I be concerned? How do I learn more about these viruses so I can judge ...
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How to prevent pdf script code from executing?

Is there a setting inside Ubuntu Default PDF viewer (evince) or Okular to disable embedded script execution in PDF files ? It is a really important setting, that adds an extra security measure ...
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Firefox keeps redirecting to filestore321.com

My questions was deleted even thought it wasn't answered fully. Firefox keeps redirecting to filestore321.com which is listed as attack site. Why is this happening and what can I do to stop it?
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Scanner for Windows Malware [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu PC, and would like to copy some files to a windows PC. Before I do this, I would like to scan these files for malware, which works in windows. Is there an Ubuntu virusscanner for ...
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Getting rid of popup ads [closed]

when I open gmail, this super annoying popup opens. How can I stop this from happening?
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Is the software center safe? [duplicate]

Is there anyway someone could get some sort of malware onto the Ubuntu Software Center? Or is it all checked thoroughly before being added to the official repositories?
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Getting Adware/Malware popup on Chromium

For the past few days I'm getting a pop up from www.adultcameras.info in the Chromium browser on Ubuntu 14.04. I don't recall installing any new software or extension in Chromium. I even uninstalled ...
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CalmAV PUA.Win32.Packer.PrivateExeProte-7

I ran ClamAV on my system and it reported two detections. It reported PUA.Win32.Packer.PrivateExeProte-7 in: /usr/lib/mono/4.0/mscorlib.dll /urs/lib/mono/4.5/mscorlib.dll It says Action taken: ...
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Adware woes on Ubuntu 12.04

I am having trouble with adware specifically the update adobe required, I know its something dumb I did. Being kind of a beginner I would like to see if anybody has a way to find and remove this pain ...
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How to remove malware?

I use ubuntu 32 bit and chrome's infected with the softwareupdaterlp virus. I don't really know what steps I should take aside from resetting/re-installing chrome. Would really appreciate any tips on ...
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I clicked on a virus link - What should I do?

Using Google Chrome, my friend on Facebook tagged me on a video (probably an auto tag virus), I accidentally clicked on it (I thought that it was my friend's page). Then a new tab opened, then a popup ...
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is it okay to torrent without an anti-virus? will it affect my windows 7 if I catch Malware?

Should I worry about viruses when I torrent on Ubuntu? what can I do to prevent it? Do I need to go to such lengths? I don't want to torrent something and find out there is a dormant virus in there ...
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Is it safe to download and open files? [closed]

I understand that a virus and malware can exists in Linux. However, I have read a lot about how Linux is not vulnerable to viruses because of a variety of reasons. So does that mean that I can ...
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root password request pop-up every 15 minutes

I don't know what application is asking for the root password for every 15 minutes. Is there any way that I can figure it out? I get a screen 'Authentication Required' 'Authentication is required to ...
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Shortcut Virus in Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I love Ubuntu. I'm shocked to find this virus which is creating a Recycler folder and many ".lnk" files the moment I insert any usb drive. Inserting the USB back to my Windows PC running BitDefender ...
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ClamAV virus detections documentation

I see ClamAV telling me the names of all the viruses that it has detected on my computer, but it seems to give me very little documentation on what those detections actually mean, and what the viruses ...
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severe malfunction: computer unusable(system program problem detected) 14.04, 32 bit

I boot up my computer and sign in and immediately the "system program problem detected" box pops up and i click send report, and then the computer shuts itself down. My son was on a online game site ...
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Urgent: I cannot install any OS in PC [closed]

I cannot install any OS using a DVD drive (There is no way to install a Windows OS, no XP, Vista, seven or eight version...). When I am installing them there is a message that a file cannot be read ...
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Do Wine Viruses only work while Wine is running?

I heard Linux can get viruses through Wine,and I was curious if the viruses work only while Wine is running. In other words, could I stop a virus from doing it's thing by just quitting Wine?
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Function key commands changing by themselves?? very weird problem

I am afraid that my computer has been compromised. In exactly 10 different instances, I have been browsing the web in Kubuntu 14.04 and have noticed commands from the function keys that I did not ...
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How to check if my system is infected with the “Turla” trojan?

As many have heard/read the news, a module of the state-sponsored trojan malware named "Turla" was recently discovered which infects Linux hosts: (News from ArsTechnica) (News from OMG-Ubuntu) ...
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Ubuntu frequently hogging up disk space?

A little note before we begin, the machine was constantly active for 5 to 7 days straight, the only reason it was shut off at some point was to turn it back on immediately due to locking or unusable ...
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Would clearing the hard drive of my laptop remove any viruses it has? [closed]

Just would like to know because I have that option, I just got ubuntu 14.04 LTS and got a virus, so If clearing the hard drive would do it, then thats what i will do.
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Popup ad virus on both chrome and firefox

A pop-up ad box appears whatever site I am opening. Tried resetting settings, disabling extensions, removing all users on chrome. It seems it is not about chrome since same thing happens on Firefox ...
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Random Ad pop ups in Chrome

Whenever I'm browsing the web I get these random pop up ads. I really can't understand why, I have ad-block plus. Is it possible that I've been infected with malware or ad-ware? How can I put an end ...
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Does ubuntu require antivirus [duplicate]

Does ubuntu require antivirus? If yes then please tell me what's the difference between windows virus and ubuntu virus?
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Can ubuntu be compromised?

My main reason for switching over here from Windows was because with the release of Windows 10, the VP of Microsoft wrote in the ToS (Yes, I read this with my very own eyes while installing it) that ...
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Mounting an USB will prevent viruses?

Yesterday, I used dconf editor to prevent my laptop to automount an USB device. So, for example, if an USB had some Linux viruses (even if it's rare to find one), would it only activate if the USB ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu [duplicate]

I created a virtualbox for ubuntu guest and my host is windows 8.1. Do I need to be carefull with virus passing from the ubuntu virtualbox to the real hard drive on windows?
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Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit suddenly lost all data

I was just browsing and scrolling on the web on my Ubuntu laptop while Rhythmbox was on, then suddenly, my screen began blinking.. Icons enlarged while I turn the mouse wheel tho my hands are only on ...
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Root kit advice on ubuntu

I've been a Windows user for many years but recently Avast was bringing up 100's of Rootkit infected files. So I decided to make the switch to Ubuntu to wipe everything, and I’m quite enjoying the ...
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What is this folder named “PtzuZpSG8d” in my Home directory?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a folder named "PtzuZpSG8d" in my Home folder. Honestly, it has been sitting there for a few days. Today, when I tried to shift+delete it, it started preparing ...
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Questions about how malwares might operate under wine [duplicate]

a recent scan by clamav found that a few exe files in the WINE directory are infected with a trojan (called Ratnim?). A have a few specific questions on what a windows malware can do under linux. 1) ...
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Unexpected Arabic messages below mouse pointer in LibreOffice - a virus?

This is weird. Today I opened an excel file with LibreOffice. Suddenly I saw the mouse changed color, and stuck to it was a message in Arabic, which changed every second in a loop. I can actually ...
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Avast not up to quality?

When I follow this guide :http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-install-and-update-avast-antivirus-in-ubuntu#.UvRO9vgju1E It says the .deb isn’t up quality code in the UbuntusoftwareCenter! I don't know to ...
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Panoramtech ads on Firefox (ShowIP extension)

Since yesterday Noscript - the extension for Firefox, blocks a request to "panoramtech.net". After some researches, it seems that Panoramtech is a malware. How could my Linux system catch it? What ...
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How to clean data when wiping/reinstalling a compromised server?

I have a server that has been compromised, where the logs have been blown out and I have neither the ability nor the time to discover what actual pieces of the system were modified. The server was ...
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Help recovering from a hack and a malware warning

On Thursday (2014/7/24) morning I discovered that one of my Ubuntu systems was hacked. I believe it may have been the malware NetWire. I was able to see some traffic from the internet directed at ...