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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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remove amonetize.gen

Since resently i found to be infected with the amonetize adware / malware virus on my dualboot system. (ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1) i hardly use windows but i have a share download disk in the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...