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Can I use several antivirus apps in the same time? [closed]

I have many friends which are Windows users and I wont to keep my system and my flash drives virus-free for obvious reasons. Recently, after I posted a question on Ask Ubuntu, I was encouraged to ...
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Is a windows xp running on a virtual box with guest additions harmful for ubuntu? Does it may lead to viruses issues?

I am new to ubuntu and after some month and a half running it side by side with Windows 7 I decided that it would be my main system, and so I just formatted the machine and installed it as the only ...
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google.com requesting password?! Is my router / firefox / computer infected?

When I type "google.com" or "http://google.com" into the address bar in Firefox I end up with the following screen requesting some login and password. When I try the same in Chrome or Opera, I get ...
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How to scan my flash drives for Windows viruses while on Linux? (Not ClamAV) [closed]

I know that maybe it sounds like a duplicate but it isn't because I see that the other questions describe totally different situations than mine. Apart from the other users, I don't have a Windows ...
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What do sapd, skysapd, sksapd, and ksapd do?

Does anyone know what sapd, skysapd, sksapd, ksapd do? Are they viruses? I tried clamav it didn't recognized them as viruses. I also realized that my /etc/rc.local has multiple copies of this: ...
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Monitor BIOS activity [closed]

As I read today, Secret services are able to infect the BIOS of almost every computer using different methods. Is there a way to find out if this has happened on my Ubuntu notebook, for example ...
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How come when I view a website, like Adobe or Godaddy Jolly Wallet pops up?

Whenever I visit a website like Adobe.com or Godaddy I get a banner like this, Adobe: Godaddy:
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Is Ubuntu really full of malware?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 into a VM with WM player. Open Firefox and just leave it at the Google homepage. I get continuous warnings from Malewarebytes the Windows 7 operating system that a malicious ...
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Troubleshooting Software to Show / Solve All Ubuntu problems at once? [duplicate]

This question is merely of general interest. I'm a newbie to Ubuntu and like it quite a lot. However, troubleshooting takes up quite a lot of my time, because I love software and install left right ...
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Ubuntu is vulnerable to viruses from the internet? [duplicate]

Ubuntu can be affected by visiting websites that google has labeled attack site.?
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Does ubuntu allow users to run ESET Smart Security?

Does ubuntu allow users to run ESET Smart Security? I am considering upgrading ubuntu from Windows 7 but I'm not sure if it allows the use of outside security programs.
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What checks should be used when installling non-repository or offline software?

Case 1) Let's say some software isn't available in the repositories and you have to download it from a website and install it. Case 2) You have downloaded a DRM free paid software but can no longer ...
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can I get rid of virus, by re-imaging the 32 bits desktop with Ubuntu?

Wanted to use Ubuntu to recover data from corrupted external hard drive. So happened have to re-image a 32 bits Vista desktop to get rid of virus. How do I re-image the desktop with Ubuntu ? Do I ...
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Should I be concerned about the Linux.Darlloz worm?

As an Ubuntu user, any tips on how Linux.Darlloz could affect Ubuntu and ways to prevent it?
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How to remove “Europol” malware that infected Firefox in 13.04

I have recently started using Ubuntu 13.04. The other day I found the Firefox browser blocked by malware. The website was from Europol and said that it had blocked the browser and that 'everything' ...
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New search tab page on Chromium defaults to "fvdsearch? Why?

The URL bar still uses Google by default for search, but if I click ona suggested link or anything like that, it opens a new tab with fvdsearch as the search provider? I don't understand why. Is it ...
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Could Autorun Virus, affect my PC via Wine?

I have installed wine and i am afraid that viruses will affect my PC now. I will not open any other .exe file other than mine one (which i use everyday)
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Many ads pages are opening on Firefox while navigating [closed]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and Firefox 24. Lately I'm having this issue on Firefox, some ads pages like "thelotter" are opening in new tab while visiting some sites. I have many addons that blocks ads, ...
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Antivirus: pros and cons of quarantine and deleting (ClamAV particularity). Clean option

What are the pros and cons of qurantine and deleting in an antivirus? Does ClamAV have some particularity on this point? Also, is there some antivirus or anti-malware which allows to clean the ...
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Will a Ubuntu LiveCD be affected by a BIOS virus?

If I boot from Ubuntu DVD I notice that there are two options: Run from DVD without installing it. Install Ubuntu. My question is, If the PC has a BIOS virus and the first option is chosen — ...
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Seeing all installed items on server and protecting server from malware

I've got a VPS running Ubuntu 12.04 - I'm not particularly well versed in server management, but can do basic CL stuff. We've got some third parties (from odesk) working on a web app for us that will ...
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Cannot remove script virus in Ubuntu [duplicate]

After I scan via clamav/clamtk, I found 1 possible threat that I cannot remove/quarantine. How to remove virus? Or Is this false positive? ...
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Is Java installed by default?

I'm asking this because Libre Office was pre-installed and some of it's features require Java. I don't want Java because of a malicious remote administration tool (RAT) called jRAT and there are also ...
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UBUNTU plus windows office [duplicate]

Can I install only UBUNTU as an operating system and use Windows Office and the work program? Would this minimize or eliminate the virus problem we have with windows?
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Malware in Ubuntu 13.10? [closed]

This is the situation I'm dealing with: I plugged my USB in my laptop, then I created a folder within it, and nautilus stopped working for a while, I unplugged the USB and plugged back in, BUT this ...
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Hand of Thief malware?

Anyone know anything about the Hand of Thief malware that has been announced for sale on an apparent underground cyber crime forum? It is said that is has been tested to work on Ubuntu! Should I be ...
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Malware and Backdoor detection Shell Script

I'm trying to build a shell script which can automatically detect malware, backdoors and rootkits and I'm trying to research for it. I found some of the things like find . -name “*.js” | xargs grep ...
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How to remove unwanted exe files/programs [closed]

How to remove Torntv program from ubuntu 12.04
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Virus creates files in desktop

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. There are some weird files appears in my desktop, I googled some file names, and I found dghv.exe appeared in a list of virus. ...
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Where can I look for malware that may have been installed on my machine?

I want to analyze my ubuntu box to detect if it was been hacked. My question is: what are all the place where to look to discover if some malicious software are started ? The following is some kind of ...
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Nasty Ubuntu problem, possibly a virus

I'm not sure how much background to give. If it's too much or too little, I'll edit the post later. (Also, it seems that bug-report questions - possibly including this one - might not get answered ...
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How do I disinfect Ubuntu that is running a virus?

My 12.04 system has just been infected with a virus and it is self-replicating a load of rubbish directories in the /proc/ area. This may crash my computer completely soon. I cannot delete any of ...
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Using linux/ubuntu to combat windows flash drive malware?

I had asked this question on ITSecurity @ Stack Exchange also. There may not be may linux distro users in ITSec, but obviously there are many here. So, I think that it might be appropriate to put that ...
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Can I re-install windows without affecting Ubuntu?

I Installed Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi. I still use Windows 7 from time to time and now I think I have a virus on it (system crash twice a day without a reason) My question is, If I will re-install ...
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How do I know if an app is safe to use?

Is there any reliable way to know if something that you install is safe? There are virus scanners like clamtk, but those only seem to focus on Windows files. Should I be concerned about viruses / ...
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Is it safe to use a usb after formatting (even if it may have had a virus) [duplicate]

Okay I don't know if this is a smart question and I found this answer here How do I clear everything (data, viruses) from a thumbdrive?, and didn't understand it fully. I thought formatting a drive ...
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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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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 ...