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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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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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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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How do I find a virus/malware embedded in an mp3?

I'm a basic user running Ubuntu 14.04.3 32 bit. I know I have a virus embedded in 1 mp3 I copied from my friend 2 years ago. It's no problem for this system, but it has killed 2 mp3 players & a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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ClamAV virus detections documentation

I see ClamAV telling me the names of all the viruses that it has detected on my computer, but it seems to give me very little documentation on what those detections actually mean, and what the viruses ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Trying to install Ubuntu on broken PC

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my broken e-machines laptop. The laptop was running Windows 7 before breakdown. I have made myself a bootable USB and am currently running Ubuntu on this PC. The ...
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Is there any conflicts between running rkhunter and chkrootkit on one system?

Can I run rkhunter and chkrootkit at the same time on my Ubuntu Linux laptop without having to worry about conflicts?
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How to test rkhunter to make sure its functioning well?

I have a Ubuntu 15.10 Linux laptop PC with rkhunter installed now all I need to do is to confirm it working well like if there is an antivirus on your pc you will go to the eicar site and download the ...
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NTP question on ntpdc -c peers

I just started learning networking. I recently installed ntp on Ubuntu 14.04 running in Virtualbox on OS X. I was just trying to understand how it works. so when I executed ntpdc -c peers command in ...
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Suspicous activity cause huge syslog file(over 200G)

I installed a ubuntu 15.10 a few days ago. Two things are running on the ubuntu machine. The first one is "Desktop Sharing", and I use VNC on mac to control the ubuntu machine through IP address. ...
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ClamAV error message 'Error decompressing SWF file'

Facebook has told me that I have malware on my laptop, so I run ClamAV in my hone directory and it found one infected file. When I try to remove it I get error messages like so: LibClamAV info: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...