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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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How can I find out if there is malicious code being run on my computer? [duplicate]

I have recently lent my computer to a tech-savvy acquaintance. And I gave him the root password. Doh! Is there any way I can figure out if I got a key logger installed or spyware on my Ubuntu 13.04?
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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 ...
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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. ...