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Facebook advertisements open automatically even when the browser is not currently open

I tried to google the problem for a while and still couldn't find the solution. My browser periodically open a new tab with a Facebook link even when the browser is not opening. First I guess that's ...
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Can Mal/JavaJar-B infect an Ubuntu/Linux OS?

I've just read about the Mal/JavaJar-B malware that is apparently capable of attacking OS X computers via a security hole in Java. I've also heard a few people mention that it can also affect Linux ...
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Popup Malware “openadserving.com”

can someone help me please?! When I'm using Chrome (or Fire Fox) I'm getting fullscreen popup advertising even on sites that I am certain do not have it. I see the web site it is trying to load is ...
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How do I scan for viruses with ClamAV?

I installed ClamAV via Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) with: sudo apt-get install clamav but how can I scan for viruses?
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Chkrootkit findings - what to do?

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], ...
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Dangerous Website May Have Infected System? [closed]

Last day I finished my website and tried to check how it looks on other browsers using www.browsershots.org , but I had a mistake while writing the address and I wrote http://browsershot.com which ...
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Can Ubuntu/Linux machines be infected by the Shylock trojan?

I've heard of this trojan that can now spread through Skype. I use Skype regularly and also access my online banking account occasionally on my machine. Should I be worried? I also run ClamAV and a ...
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What are these unknown unauthorised network connections?

As soon as i start the computer it connects to a lot of different connections over internet, even when I haven't opened the browser. The screenshot from etherape is attached for better understanding ...
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What is “safe” on linux? [closed]

I'm not a power user; I don't get too much time to learn about command lines. I'm using Ubuntu to browse the web, play the Steam for Linux beta, and do some image editing. I recently installed ...
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sudo su command not working

Previous happenings here: Ubuntu is booting into terminal instead of GUI Interface For some reason when I boot my computer up, instead of automatically entering into my normal interface, I have to ...
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How did I manage to spread an email worm?

Something sent a spam message from my gmail account to all the contacts in my google account. Since I had changed the password for that account 5 days ago, and used that new password exclusively from ...
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Can a virus spread through DOSBox in Ubuntu?

I have a virus in several DOSBox msdos games. It doesn't seem to be affecting the Ubuntu files, but is spreading amongst my dosfiles that were opened in DOSBox. I don't know how to control this in the ...
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Extra toolbar installed on my Chrome after making an ISO image

I have a Lenovo X220. It doesn't have a CD/DVD so I used your instructions of using "pendrive" USB installer. Everything went fine and now I have the ISO image on my USB stock. The only thing is ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 got virus or malware, how to delete entire disk and re install?

Had the Ubuntu sitting idle, came back to find it had linked and connected to malware sites, do not know how. Just want to delete/re install. want to stay with 11.10 the pc itself does not have a ...
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Browsing redirected and ad playing in background - Malware?

Recently i have noticed when browsing a web page will be redirected to something other than what i click on. For instance, when i tried going to www.askubuntu.com via a link on ubuntu.com it ...
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Win32.Malware.Heur_Generic.A.(kcloud)

I recently started using ubuntu as my main OS, but I am sort of addicted to ms office so I installed PlayOnLinux to be able to use it. I also use Ubuntu one cloud service to make back up of certain ...
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Are Virus/rootkits via ubuntu updates possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the system kept secure? What security policies exist in place for packages and scripts? I fear that just like on Windows there might be ways to catch a ...
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How do I clear everything (data, viruses) from a thumbdrive?

Say I used some thumbdrive on a public Windows computer and I copy some data to my Ubuntu computer with it. I cannot be completely sure that the Windows computer was clean, and it might have put ...
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Is there more risk of malware when using WUBI?

What would happen when I got a malware in my windows file system, or everywhere else. Is it affect on the Ubuntu OS? Can I get a virus or any malware as I use Ubuntu, and it may affect on the Windows ...
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Chrome infected

I have Chrome browser installed and sometime in the last week it starts randomly open popup windows as I clicked in different sites. I suspect I'd been infected by some trojan. I've scanned my ...
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Trojan in Ubuntu? DigiNotar

On Wednesday, I installed an old copy of Ubuntu 10.04LTS onto a pristine desktop PC that I built w/ brand new hardware--DSL modem, too--except for the CPU. Then, I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 from ...
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What makes Ubuntu harder for viruses to infect [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the Ubuntu “built in virus protection”? One question I get asked a lot is why there are no viruses on Ubuntu (Linux in general). Even though it is ...
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“Successful su for user by root” - suspicious entries in my /var/log/auth.log?

This post on reddit made me go through my logs. That's when I discovered the following entries which appeared on two non-subsequent days. "user" is my user account. Aug 4 22:50:37 UbuntuSystem sudo: ...
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What additional security measures should I apply for Ubuntu?

So on my Windows 7 install, I've got multiple free malware/virus scanners and a firewall up. But I've heard that Ubuntu (or Linux in general) is much more secure by default. So what additional ...
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Ubuntu installed alongside an infected Windows system

My antivirus scan has found something on Windows 7. No information yet what it is. However I was thinking of installing Ubuntu alongside Windows. Could that be dangerous in terms of Ubuntu catching ...
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How isolated are Windows and Wubi-Ubuntu installations?

If I install Ubuntu via Wubi, I would like to still use Windows for many things, like playing some games not available on Ubuntu. While using Ubuntu, if I encountered an executable that would ...
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Virus PUA.Script.PDF.EmbededJS-1

ClamTK reported a thread named PUA.Script.PDF.EmbededJS-1 when I scan my documents, but did not provide more details. Is it a Windows virus or Linux virus, what this virus does, how this spreads? I ...
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Are there any spyware threats due to 3rd party plugins? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “PPA's” safe to add to my system, and what are some “red flags” to watch out for? I installed the plugin mentioned in the following link ...
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Banned from Ubuntu forums for spam. Could my Ubuntu have a virus?

My IP address has been banned from the Ubuntu forums for spam but I have no knowledge of the spam or what could be happening. I have been in touch with the admins there but they refuse to help ...
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watchdog/0 process using all my CPU suddenly

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04, I have been running it for about a week. Suddenly today I noticed my computer freezes every 5 seconds. I restarted the computer and I still get this. I ...
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Facebook.com redirecting to SearchMagnified.com

Please need urgent help.I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and using chromium browser latest build.When ever I go for facebook.com on my browser it redirecting me to SearchMagnified.com. This issue is found only in ...
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Is it risky to download a script with a http://goo.gl/ link?

Following the advise of an answer in Ask Ubuntu, I downloaded and ran a script with a URL starting by http://goo.gl/ Is it risky to use such file? could it be a virus or something else? If yes, what ...
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E-mail account hijacked

I have an AOL E-mail account that was obviously hijacked as two messages containing a link were send to all my contacts. When I locked into my account it was closed as AOL had noticed some irregular ...
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Are there keylogger viruses that affect Ubuntu?

I just within the last few hours had my Amazon and Gmail accounts hijacked. Purchases were made through my Amazon account that I didn't authorize...in fact, I wasn't even in my room. According to ...
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What is the label directory to scan hard drive for viruses?

I just downloaded avg antivirus for my pc with linux on it. I was wondering how to find the directory label for the hard drive. I found a page that said that "blkid" was for scanning usb devices. ...
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Antivirus softwares for ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed? Yesterday in a certain web site I found that there are so many antivirus programs available for ubuntu. ...
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An exe file that I want to run on linux made for windows comes up as a Trojan on VirusTotal - how would I run it without it affecting my system?

Is there any way that I can run this program on my Linux system without possibly getting a virus?
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Is Linux really malware safe ? Or people just don't bother creating them for Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed? I've never used Linux before and I heard that you don't need to worry about malware on Linux. So, as the title ...
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Will I be prone to viruses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed on Ubuntu? I replaced windows because of the viruses and such. I was wondering if I had to worry much about them ...
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all .doc file auto changed to .exe in the network sharing folders

I have a ubuntu shared folder in my network using samba. but recently when I try to access the folders, I noticed almost 90% of all my .doc/.ppt/.xls file changed to .exe file. I tried to list all ...
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What is the best AntiVirus application available for non-technical users?

I am looking for an AntiVirus for Ubuntu, and have researched potential products. I do not want a paid product, but i do want a user friendly interface. I do not want rants about how unnecessary it ...
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Did I Somehow Get Infected with Spyware or Virus?

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 ...
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I'm whining about wine, windows and linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What if I run a virus/trojan Windows EXE on Ubuntu with Wine? If I run a program that's windows (exe) on a linux system, find out that it was infected with a virus, will ...
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Why aren't there viruses in all Linux based systems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have antivirus software installed on Ubuntu? I only need an article which explain why We don't have viruses in all Linux based systems? and also explain if ...
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What is the Ubuntu “built in virus protection”?

At ubuntu.com there is this "only in ubuntu" that says "Built in virus protection": What is the Ubuntu built it protection? What is the program in charge of this and how does it work?
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Why aren't viruses an issue? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have antivirus software installed on a Linux distro? I'm using ubuntu right now and I think it's really good. Really. But I'm wondering about viruses. I ...
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Does Ubuntu really need an anti-virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have antivirus software installed on a Linux distro? Do i need install it anti-virus on ubuntu? or unnecessary? I just want to know this. please thanks. ...
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Running Malwarebytes under Wine 1.2.2

How can I get Malwarebytes to run with wine under 10.04? I have wine version 1.2.2 at default settings. Is there anything specific I need to do in order to get Malwarebytes to run? I am using the ...
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Is there a virus scanner for scanning Windows files?

I use Ubuntu as a file server, is there a virus scanner on Ubuntu for scanning Windows files? Since most of the files are saved on the server, this greatly help minimize the spread of viruses. ...
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Malware scanner for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is scanning VIRUS needed on Linux Distros? What's a good malware scanner for Ubuntu? --update I just suspect something strange on my system, so I wondered if is there ...