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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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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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remove youradexchange malware from chrome

Does anyone have experience removing the 'youradexchange.com' browser hijack on ubuntu? I find a lot of information regarding this for Windows, but there is nothing for linux. When I am using Chrome, ...
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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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Function key commands changing by themselves?? very weird problem

I am afraid that my computer has been compromised. In exactly 10 different instances, I have been browsing the web in Kubuntu 14.04 and have noticed commands from the function keys that I did not ...
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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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PUA.Win.Exploit.CVE_2012_0110 FOUND

I recently scanned my system with (I am running the latest version of ClamAV and my definitions are up-to-date): sudo clamscan -r --detect-pua --infected --bell / And this one was of the results: ...
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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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I have a exploit virus detected by ClamTK that I Can't remove

I cannot delete or quarantine. /usr/share/mime/mime.cache PUA.Win.Exploit.CVE_2012_01
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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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Do Wine Viruses only work while Wine is running?

I heard Linux can get viruses through Wine,and I was curious if the viruses work only while Wine is running. In other words, could I stop a virus from doing it's thing by just quitting Wine?
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Websites running on server showing virus warnings

I am running Plesk 9.5 on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and have about 15 websites infected with some malicious code appended to the end of java files. I have installed Clamav and it has managed to pickup the ...
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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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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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Phone problems wifi [closed]

I changed my phone recently and I tried watching a film on my new phone my phone went mental by vibrating and a warning sign came up saying iv a virus from visiting adult sites I done a reset on my ...
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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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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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Chromium infected with CloudScout on Ubuntu 14.04

Somehow Chromium Browser on my Ubuntu 14.04 (I suspect Chrome synching from a Windows 10 machine to my Ubuntu Chrome) has been infected with CloudScout. I have uninstalled Chromium Browser included ...
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weird malware has infected firefox and chromium

This is so much annoying. I've never experienced it since I'm using linux. This weird adware is pupping up every time I open a .com website and shows ad or redirects the page. In chromium, I'm not ...
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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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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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Popup ad virus on both chrome and firefox

A pop-up ad box appears whatever site I am opening. Tried resetting settings, disabling extensions, removing all users on chrome. It seems it is not about chrome since same thing happens on Firefox ...
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ClamAV PUA.Win32.Packer.PrivateExeProte-7

I ran ClamAV on my system and it reported two detections. It reported PUA.Win32.Packer.PrivateExeProte-7 in: /usr/lib/mono/4.0/mscorlib.dll /urs/lib/mono/4.5/mscorlib.dll It says Action taken: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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During startup, why does my computer reboot before or shortly after the Desktop appears?

I think it may be a virus in the system area because I scanned the 'Home' folder with both ClamTk and Comodo with updated AV databases and found no culprit. But when I choose 'Advanced Options' from ...
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Malware from rdsrv.com on Google Chrome

I am continuously getting popups from rdsrv.com on Google Chrome. I am on Ubuntu 14.04. I tried resetting browser, and uninstalling every extension, but still have the popups.
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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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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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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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What is this and how can this happen? Is this a security issue or can it be a virus?

From the last 3-4 days, my laptop has started becoming much laggy when I'm working on Android Studio or if it is just running in the background. So, today again I was working in Android Studio. My ...
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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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Folders changed icons and became inaccessible

I recently noticed that one of my folders changed the icon(from 'folder' icon to 'mp3' icon) and when I tried to get in, delete, rename the folder, it wouldn't let me. Today another folder got the ...
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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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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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Getting Adware/Malware popup on Chromium

For the past few days I'm getting a pop up from www.adultcameras.info in the Chromium browser on Ubuntu 14.04. I don't recall installing any new software or extension in Chromium. I even uninstalled ...
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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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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 ...