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Will it be Virus? [on hold]

When I open browser firefox appears /////////// or nnnnnnnnnnnnn in the URL? Is it a kind of virus? And sometimes these symbols continue on and on?I use ubuntu 14.04.
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Virus infection in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.My computer is infected by viruses or malicious software installed without my knowledge during web surfing. I am saying this because whenever I search anything in Google search ...
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Scanning Windows for Rootkits using Linux

I know of ClamAV for viruses, but is there an option for scanning AND getting rid of "rootkits" from Windows from inside Linux i.e. Live boot USB? Also spyware and malware scanning would be nice too. ...
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Viruses in Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

My Ubuntu 14.04 system has been hit by a virus, I am 100% sure this is a virus, let me tell you what happened. So, I was playing Minecraft in my desktop with some friends on Skype, then my Skype logs ...
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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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My grandmother's computer has malware [on hold]

So, my grandmother can barely use the Internet. I placed a link to Netflix right on her desktop. That's all she ever does on the thing (no ads on Netflix). My siblings (always not caring what they ...
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Is WUBI vulnerable to GOZeus and Cryptolocker etc?

The GameoverZeus (P2PZeus) malware, and associated Cryptolocker, has been blocked temporarily, but may resume its potency. Windows is said to be vulnerable to it, but not Linux. So is Ubuntu under ...
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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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myterious a.out file appeared in Downloads folder

Yesterday a file that should not exist appeared in my Downloads folder. Virustotal knows the file since 2012 and reports it as clean - but it seems other people have had it appear. Does anyone ...
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Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed?

I thought that there was no need to scan for viruses either in Ubuntu or any Linux distros until I found virus scanner packages 'clamtk' and 'klamav' in Ubuntu software center yesterday. This leads ...
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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 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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What if I run a virus/trojan Windows EXE on Ubuntu with Wine?

I've got a file said to contain information I was looking for. Unfortunately it is an executable instead of DOC (as it was meant to be) and the site I've download it from looks suspicious for me. If I ...
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Remove RECYCLER directory from virus infected flash drive

Before you advise me on the option of saving my files and formatting the drive using gparted, please understand that I could have done that hours back and that would have taken only a few minutes. ...
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Is my computer being hacked? Strange goings-on with menu.lst

I installed my Kubuntu 12.04 in Windows with Wubi. I've never installed any other version of Linux on my Netbook, definitely not Tiny Core Linux. Yet I have the following lines commented out in my ...
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ppa and System Security

I have been installing all my software from the Ubuntu Software Center. Recently, I had been installing software from PPAs. Can adding PPAs and installing software from them compromise the security of ...
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how can I know if a binary is malicious?

I downloaded a binary file from sourceforge and accidentally run it. How can I know if it is safe? I added my user to sudoers file before. Where can I submit it to scan safety?
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Clear Bling Vgrabber malware from Chromium

When asked to bring up my chrome bookmarks, I got the dreaded Vgrabber and Bling. On Windows 8.1 I would likely just run a system restore. I wiped my computer clean when I installed Ubuntu, so I ...
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Can't remove redirect malware on firefox

I researched and found: mypageresults.com is tabbed as a redirect virus that always slips into computer without user's approval. I can't remove it.I deleted all files of firefox.I removed firefox ...
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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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Cryptolocker virus

As you guys know cryptolocker is a Trojan which targets computers running Microsoft Windows and destroys files but.. is cryptolocker still a threat and can it infect my files in Ubuntu?
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How to deal with malware on my laptop?

I am fairly certain that my Ubuntu 13.10 laptop is infected with some sort of malware. Every once in a while, I find a process /lib/sshd (owned by root) running and consuming lots of cpu. It is not ...
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Can a Windows virus transfer to Ubuntu?

Before I removed Windows 7 from my computer and replaced it with Ubuntu, I had over 257 threats that never would go away. I don't know if the trojan horse I had also could transfer over to Ubuntu. Can ...
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help! strange netstat connections, wireshark shows redirects, think im infected

today my Ubuntu 12.04 pc crashed and I had to force kill it, which it never does. Then after booting back up I ran wireshark and saw random dns requests and a protocol I've never seen before 'dec dna' ...
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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 Linux Trojan Virus? “Hand of Thief” [duplicate]

With the new arrival of the Trojan Horse, dubbed "Hand of Thief" , should I consider installing some sort of Anti-Virus (Clam AV for example) or should the Trojan be patched very soon? Just curious as ...
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Should Ubuntu users be concerned about “Operation Windigo”?

Should desktop users of Ubuntu (and other Linux distros) be concerned about the malware-infection drive described as "Operation Windigo"? What threat does it pose to us immediately and are there any ...
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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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Is it a good idea to scan external HDD with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have an external hard disk drive, and it may have some viruses in it. I don't want to connect it to Windows, so when I have to copy something from it, I do it in Ubuntu. Now I have to install a ...
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Virus detected with ClamTK (Possible infection?)

I did a routine scan of my system, with ClamTK. The the anti-virus reported 3 detections. The names of the three detections are: 1.[PUA.Phishing.Bank] 2.[PUA.Phishing.Bank] 3.[PUA.Script.Packed-1] ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...