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I seem to have adware on my ubuntu phone browser. HELP

So various words in the browser are highlighted green and link to ads, also new tabs with ads seem to open frequently. I've seen something very similar on a Windows computer, but no idea how to tackle ...
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Will a Virus or Malware inside a User Account or Guest Account Affect the Entire Ubuntu System?

When I started out with Linux, and while studying the file structure and access permissions of Linux systems, a thought formulated in my mind, that as long as you operate only within your less ...
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Is it safe to run an infected program under wine with another user? [duplicate]

I want to run some windows applications under Wine/PlayOnLinux. let's say they are infected or they have some malicious behavior. Is it safe to create another user account and run these program under ...
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Possible infection? Alot of unknown connections

I watched a video a while ago about some guy getting infected through some exploits and all those things. He believed he was infected by doing sudo netstat -natp Which displayed a bunch of unknown ...
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keyboard input meathods (ibus?) crashed, and icons randomly rearranging

Well, I got another issue, and it's this: One day, a mysterious window randomly popped up after a while after login, and after doing some basic stuff and using Kazam, I rebooted, and my icons began ...
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Protection against infected ISP

Today I faced a scary situation. I visited some websites and there was many ads popping up which warned me that something is wrong. I started my investigation and find out that some javascript files ...
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How to prevent keyloggers / viruses on my system?

So this keylogger is being sold on HF doesn't rely on any dependencies or anything like that so it's able to infect linux systems. Thread link: http://hackforums.net/showthread.php?tid=5043535 If ...
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Newtabtvplussearch removal

my daughter managed to get the newtabtvplussearch malware on our machine, and i can only find solutions to remove it for windows and mac. I am running chrome, any suggestions to remove it would be ...
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Alright Ubuntu community, I have a few questions [closed]

I have a few questions. To be honest, I am in love with this community. The support here is awesome. So, I am 14, and I am thinking of getting Ubuntu, due to it being free, even for future versions. ...
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Will duel booting Ubuntu and Windows give you virus protection

a friend of mine believes that if he duel boots Ubuntu and Windows it makes some unique boot sequence that no virus can infect ether the Ubuntu or Windows portions I'm pretty sure he doesn't what he ...
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Mime is this a virus?

I run analisis with clam Tk and this file is always tagged as a threat... /usr/share/mime/mime.cache Should I remove it from terminal or what should I do with it?
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Scanning with ClamAV returns 10820 errors - Infected Joomla site with Trojan Iframe.MA

My server seems to have been infected with a Trojan. I run a Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS When I approach one of the sites on my server my windows eset scanner blocks the link. Throwing a "Trojan Iframe....
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Remove Search.bitcro.com virus from google chrome in Ubuntu 12.04

Google chrome redirect to other links when I search in google. Search.bitcro.com seems to be a browser hijacker. I have seen many solutions to solve it in windows but none in ubuntu. How do I remove ...
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Cursor Unwanted Behaviour

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer laptop. The cursor often unwantedly moves and jumps to different locations, drags and drops items, or randomly clicks on things. Could anyone suggest a ...
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Find source of outgoing traffic

My web server has been infected by a bot that is brute-force attacking Wordpress sites. I can see the outgoing POST requests and their content, but I am not able to find the script, pid or user that ...
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some of my txt's changed to a lisp

Hello I have a few txt's on my desktop but some of them changed to a .lisp could this be possible malware? Could there be hidden code in the format or some sorta backdoor?
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Ads by LaSuperba showing on every browser

A few days ago an ad "Powered by LaSuperba" is showing on every broser of my Ubuntu 14.04. My main browser is google-chrome, but it happens on Firefox and Opera aswell. I noticed that it doesn't ...
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TurboYourPC_Setup.exe

I think I already know the answer but I will ask anyway. I clicked on something that downloaded this malware using my Opera browser - then clicked on the file from the browser (by accident I was ...
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“Not authenticated” ghost packages

I'm trying to reinstall gwaei via synaptic (because all I get is "segmentation fault"). I "completely remove"d the packages. Now on reinstall, synaptic tells me Warning You are about to ...
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Virus? Firefox is Erasing Everything I Type!

In Ubuntu 14.04.3 (64 bit), I'm experiencing a very strange behavior in Firefox, where it is erasing everything I type into textarea and text-input fields. Right now I'm having to use Chromium to ...
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Notification adware on Chrome

I remember visiting thecustomizewindows . com and clicking on some kind of pop up. I didn't install any new extensions recently, though I'm not sure exactly how I got this. How can I get rid of this? ...
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Are there block-level root kit scanners?

Let's assume I have a drive image of a machine that may or may not have been compromised. I'd like to scan this drive image from another machine that is trusted. The "most obvious" way to do this ...
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Can Ubuntu computers have network viruses

I know Ubuntu doesn't have viruses but if you do download something that has a virus that could infect windows, could it spread through the network and infect a windows PC on the same wireless network ...
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istartsurf on chomium

A few days ago I noticed that I'd got the istartsurf malware in Chromium on my Ubuntu laptop despite being careful of which software I'm installing, but anyway. So I reinstalled Ubuntu on my laptop ...
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Server tries to connect to other servers

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server and I have discovered in the /var/auth.log that it tries to connect to other servers. This is the log file: Aug 31 08:04:49 server_name sshd[16316]: error: connect_to ...
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Malware present in my Ubuntu, says some tabs in Chrome

I have been getting some new tabs like the two titled "WARNING - SECURITY..." with voiceover saying something to the effect: "You probably have installed some software that puts your computer's ...
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How to get rid of the DNS Unlocker adware?

From this morning I'm witnessing unfamiliar ads apearing in different pages while using Firefox which they say "Ads by DNSUnlocker". I searched for it and it seems this is a known adware infecting ...
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Can ClamAV detect Linux malware as well as Windows malware?

I have seen this asked here and there, but I just can't find an answer on it, does ClamAV scan for Linux viruses as well as Windows ones? Or does it at least have heuristics capabilities which would ...
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How to remove redirection to tradeadexchange? [duplicate]

Google chrome on Ubuntu While browsing, randomly opens a new tab to www.tradeadexchange.com and from there to an ad. How do I delete this malware or adware or whatever it is? BTW, tradeadexchange ...
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logrotate broken after security breech

I downloaded a PDF which evidently had Linux malware, which executed when I ran the PDF through firefox, or atril, Im not sure which. I figured it out shortly after running clamav, and I believe (...
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Malware redirects Opera pages, Ubuntu 14.04

I just started getting occasional redirects running Opera 31 under Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I uninstalled Opera then pulled over a backup of my profile, but they're still popping up. They seem to occur ...
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Windows Virus in Ubuntu

I used my USB to transfer files from our library computer in school to my netbook (which is running on Ubuntu). Next, I used my father's USB to transfer another file from my netbook to his Ubuntu ...
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Clamav not accepting parameters

I'm trying to run clamAV, and I was getting warnings about maxfile size reached.So now, I am trying to increase the limits on the max filesize, and max scan size, but I get errors, about not being ...
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Need help please, ClamAV shows 3 infected files /initrd.img: Symbolic link, /initrd.img.old: Symbolic link, /vmlinuz: Symbolic link

Could anyone please help me with the 3 infected files that clamav shows me. I ran clamscan -r / which showed infected files - 3 Next I ran clamscan -v / which showed these files /initrd.img: Symbolic ...
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virus in ubuntu 14.04 adware malware spyware…?

I am using Ubuntu 64 14.04. I have used Ubuntu for many many years, and today I got malware or spyware, although I don't really know what it is. I use chrome Version 44.0.2403.89 (64-bit) the latest ...
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Strange extremely nonspecific error message, malware?

I use UbuntuGNOME 15.04 with gnome 3.16, and I got the following error message in a small popup. "Warning! System error detected. Would you like to report it?" While everything was fine and ...
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Malware opens up some youtube video in ubuntu

I am having a very strange problem. While working on ubuntu, suddenly out of nowhere a new chrome tab with a random youtube video opens up and starts playing. Only relevant issue found on internet is ...
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Is there a risk to run viral embedded macros on Ubuntu/LibreOffice?

Our small organization receives a lot of fake emails with .doc attachments containing VBA viral macros. Is there a risk to run these macros on LibreOffice / Ubuntu?
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Clamav scan finds PUA.HTML.Exploit.CVE_2014_0322

I recently did a scan using Clamav, and these were two of the results: /usr/share/doc/properties-cpp/html/jquery.js: PUA.HTML.Exploit.CVE_2014_0322 FOUND /usr/share/doc/process-cpp/html/jquery.js: ...
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Danger of running infected .pif file with Mono

I (stupidly) ran a .pif file attached in a spam email that I can assume was containing some malware. Basically I double clicked on it and it was opened with Mono. I didn't see anything running and ...
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some applications create unknown files with exe and pif extension in external disk and usb stick in wine

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.2 platform. I installed some Windows applications in Wine. I noticed that when I run an application in Wine it creates numerous suspicious random file names with pif and exe ...
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Can malware enter Ubuntu?

I have a desktop computer with Window 7 system and Ubuntu (installed by my boyfriend). Last week when I shopped online on Win7, I accidentally caught Eye Perform ads in Firefox. I Google and found ...
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How do I remove the brontok virus that has infected my Ubuntu via Wine?

My laptop runs on Ubuntu and was recently infected with the brontok virus it managed to infect my Ubuntu - through my flash drive - because I have Wine installed. I had used the USB in an infected ...
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I have a exploit virus detected by ClamTK that I Can't remove [duplicate]

I cannot delete or quarantine. /usr/share/mime/mime.cache PUA.Win.Exploit.CVE_2012_01
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Viruses detected in wubi.exe supplied with Ubuntu [closed]

I downloaded an ISO ubuntu-12.04.5-desktop-i386.iso and sent the wubi.exe for total virus and it was there that detected below: ByteHero Virus.Win32.Part.a 20,150,602 Jiangmin Trojan / Generic.bvycy ...
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can windows virus affect Linux machine through wine? [duplicate]

When we use wine on Linux PC windows Virus can affect folders of wine? I think may be not; But I still Confuse about that. What is accurate answer? Wine is emulator of windows then some question ...
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adcash removal assistance needed

help me to get rid of adcash pop-ups, please. I thought that ubuntu is a more or less virus-free system ( please,in case when u answering, try to be as thorough as it's possible, because I installed ...
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k9copy concerns

I downloaded k9copy from tomtomtom and test installed it. After installing the program wouldn't run from unity but did run from terminal. It opened a window and I did a test rip on a movie in my ...
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remove pop up ad from ads.matte.com malware from ubuntu!

A malware pops up http://ad.adsmatte.com/<random string> and annoys me every time i click on a link. It has also denied me access to youtube. The youtube page is completly disoriented and doesnt ...
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ShopGlider Deals has taken over my Chrome Browser in Ubuntu 14.04 HOW DO I REMOVE IT?

PLEASE HELP! Does anyone know how to completely remove the ShopGlider Ads/Deals malware from Chrome? I'm running Chrome Version 42.0.2311.135 (64-bit) And Ubuntu MATE 14.04. There are no ...