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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Mumblehard Malware on my Server?

this morning, I watched a monthly webinar about IT-Security. One of the actual topics was the malware "mumblehard". This malware makes your server to a part of a botnet and sends spam via email. The ...
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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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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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.android Folder and adbkey Files

Today I discovered a folder in my home directory with the name ".android". Inside the folder are just two files, "adbkey" and "adbkey.pub". I have searched around and have found out that adbkey.pub ...
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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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Completely…I mean COMPLETELY wiping my hardrive

I am new to linux, a total noob to be exact. I am using ubuntu 14.04.2 I am having a problem with people at school who have somehow hacked my computer. I have formatted my hard drive 3 or 4 times ...
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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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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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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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Firefox default language keeps changing automatically to arabic

I am getting an ongoing issue with Firefox 36.0 under Ubuntu 15.04. Whenever I open Firefox it automatically sets the default language to Arabic, even though having never configured it to use Arabic: ...
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Creating windows 8 bootable usb stick under linux with Winusb (saucy) changes my iso file hashes - is it normal, bug or harmfull behavior?

There is a lot of questions about creation of windows 8 usb stick in linux environment. And a lot of answers pointing to Winusb(saucy) as an app that can do it. I installed it too, using this method: ...
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Spyware in Ubuntu? (I've got some issues with Chrome lately)

I've got Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. All the updates are up to date. I've experienced something like a spyware lately, which I thought it couldn't (or shouldn't) happen with Linux. It happens when I'm using ...
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Can an unmounted USB be infected my malware?

Yesterday, I went on a dark creepy site whose js freezed my system/firefox (Ubuntu 14.04 up to date, Firefox 37.0.1 up to date). Now I tried, from the same system, to find any malware with: sudo ...
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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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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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How to tell what a PUA.JS.Xored actually is

Almost every time that I scan my machine with ClamAV I get some results reporting that there is this PUA in my browser's cache: PUA.JS.Xored And I understand that this is encrypted JavaScript of ...
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PUA.Phishing.Bank Found

I scanned my machine (with the latest version of ClamAV) after looking at some images which were loaded from external sites and those sites seem to be dodgy hacking sites, and these were some of the ...
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Trojaned version of file “egrep” detected by OSSEC HIDS

I have installed the latest stable version of OSSEC (2.8.1), and I have also enabled email notifications and today I got this alert through email: OSSEC HIDS Notification. 2015 Apr 03 17:40:26 ...
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Random Ad pop ups in Chrome

Whenever I'm browsing the web I get these random pop up ads. I really can't understand why, I have ad-block plus. Is it possible that I've been infected with malware or ad-ware? How can I put an end ...
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What should I do next with infected files and errors?

I scanned my computer for viruses by using clamav: sudo clamscan -r --bell -i /. I received the following result: LibClamAV Warning: cli_scanxz: decompress file size exceeds limits - only scanning ...
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Ad By: MediaPlayer

Help! I'm getting popups and ads all over the place and they all say "Ad By: MediaPlayer". I'm fairly new to ubuntu 14.04 and thought that viruses were virtually impossible to get with Linux but ...
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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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How to prevent pdf script code from executing?

Is there a setting inside Ubuntu Default PDF viewer (evince) or Okular to disable embedded script execution in PDF files ? It is a really important setting, that adds an extra security measure ...
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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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CalmAV 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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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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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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software-center diplays info on apps that i have not installed

While installing a deb file using software-centre the following info is printed on the terminal 2015-03-07 14:05:22,035 - softwarecenter.db.update - INFO - skipping region restricted app: 'Just Play ...
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repeatedly asked for admin password

With a brand-new Ubuntu 14.04 installation I streamed the third period of a hockey game last night. It was literally the first time I used this new computer. It connected to wifi no problem, and ...
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LibreOffice Writer edited document is recognized as virus or spyware

I got MS word document, person asked me to edit it, to add table of contents, to add page numbers, because she doesn't know how to do in MS Office. So I did with LibreOffice writer. But when I saved ...
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ClamAV detects certain files on the PlayOnLinux directory as malware, should I be concerned?

ClamAv found 50 viruses on my computer, mostly associated with PlayOnLinux. Is this normal? Is it a significant risk? Should I be concerned? How do I learn more about these viruses so I can judge ...
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Getting rid of popup ads [closed]

when I open gmail, this super annoying popup opens. How can I stop this from happening?
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Firefox keeps redirecting to filestore321.com

My questions was deleted even thought it wasn't answered fully. Firefox keeps redirecting to filestore321.com which is listed as attack site. Why is this happening and what can I do to stop it?
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Scanner for Windows Malware [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu PC, and would like to copy some files to a windows PC. Before I do this, I would like to scan these files for malware, which works in windows. Is there an Ubuntu virusscanner for ...
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Is the software center safe? [duplicate]

Is there anyway someone could get some sort of malware onto the Ubuntu Software Center? Or is it all checked thoroughly before being added to the official repositories?
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Panoramtech ads on Firefox (ShowIP extension)

Since yesterday Noscript - the extension for Firefox, blocks a request to "panoramtech.net". After some researches, it seems that Panoramtech is a malware. How could my Linux system catch it? What ...
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Adware woes on Ubuntu 12.04

I am having trouble with adware specifically the update adobe required, I know its something dumb I did. Being kind of a beginner I would like to see if anybody has a way to find and remove this pain ...
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How to remove malware?

I use ubuntu 32 bit and chrome's infected with the softwareupdaterlp virus. I don't really know what steps I should take aside from resetting/re-installing chrome. Would really appreciate any tips on ...
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I clicked on a virus link - What should I do?

Using Google Chrome, my friend on Facebook tagged me on a video (probably an auto tag virus), I accidentally clicked on it (I thought that it was my friend's page). Then a new tab opened, then a popup ...
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Shortcut Virus in Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I love Ubuntu. I'm shocked to find this virus which is creating a Recycler folder and many ".lnk" files the moment I insert any usb drive. Inserting the USB back to my Windows PC running BitDefender ...
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Is it safe to download and open files? [closed]

I understand that a virus and malware can exists in Linux. However, I have read a lot about how Linux is not vulnerable to viruses because of a variety of reasons. So does that mean that I can ...
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is it okay to torrent without an anti-virus? will it affect my windows 7 if I catch Malware?

Should I worry about viruses when I torrent on Ubuntu? what can I do to prevent it? Do I need to go to such lengths? I don't want to torrent something and find out there is a dormant virus in there ...
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root password request pop-up every 15 minutes

I don't know what application is asking for the root password for every 15 minutes. Is there any way that I can figure it out? I get a screen 'Authentication Required' 'Authentication is required to ...