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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Avast not up to quality?

When I follow this guide :http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-install-and-update-avast-antivirus-in-ubuntu#.UvRO9vgju1E It says the .deb isn’t up quality code in the UbuntusoftwareCenter! I don't know to ...
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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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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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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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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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severe malfunction: computer unusable(system program problem detected) 14.04, 32 bit

I boot up my computer and sign in and immediately the "system program problem detected" box pops up and i click send report, and then the computer shuts itself down. My son was on a online game site ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit suddenly lost all data

I was just browsing and scrolling on the web on my Ubuntu laptop while Rhythmbox was on, then suddenly, my screen began blinking.. Icons enlarged while I turn the mouse wheel tho my hands are only on ...
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What is this folder named “PtzuZpSG8d” in my Home directory?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a folder named "PtzuZpSG8d" in my Home folder. Honestly, it has been sitting there for a few days. Today, when I tried to shift+delete it, it started preparing ...
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Help recovering from a hack and a malware warning

On Thursday (2014/7/24) morning I discovered that one of my Ubuntu systems was hacked. I believe it may have been the malware NetWire. I was able to see some traffic from the internet directed at ...
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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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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 ...