Ubuntu Security :: Virus Resides In The MBR And "rebuild" The MBR To Actually Remove The Virus?

Jul 15, 2010

I have a dual boot computer. The WindowsXP "side" has been infected with a rootkit virus. So far UBUNTU has not been affected to my knowledge. I have not yet removed the virus from the WindowsXP "side". I am thinking of deleting the NTFS partition and have the computer fully dedicated to UBUNTU. Now for my question. Is there a possibility that the virus resides in the MBR and that I need to "rebuild" the MBR to actually remove the virus?

Even more extreme, should I totally re-install UBUNTU in the name of safety and precaution.

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Fedora Security :: Anti-Virus Used To Protect Fedora From Spyware And Virus?

Aug 22, 2009

if there is any free software there used to protect Fedora from spyware and virus?

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Ubuntu :: Remove Virus/Injection From Script Files?

Aug 3, 2010

I need to remove virus/injections from hindered of files from my web server, infected due to virus/injection.

i am working on simple idea.

1. script ask pattern as input from user OR pattern as input file.

2. script ask the specific path as input OR or list of infected file to be provided to remove pattern from path/list files.

3. find awk sed to remove pattern.

is there any better way ?

I can write bash script.

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Ubuntu :: Windows - Virus Endanger The Partition And Can Be Used To Remove It?

Apr 22, 2011

I have Windows 7 partitions and Ubuntu 10.04 installed on a single hard drive with dual boot. The Windows has been infected by a fake MS Malicious Software Removal Tool (so much for the free internet security suite). Does this virus endanger the Ubuntu partition and can Ubuntu be used to remove it?

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Software :: Unable To Remove Virus In Trash?

Aug 4, 2011

my pendrive has virus. So i copied folder name "untitled folder" and pasted in desktop in suse linux. the folder (untitled) contains another folder name "file system". this file system folder contains two files (1)desktop.ini (2)pagefile.exe Then i delete the "untitled" to trash. the folder vanishes in desktop and landed in trash. When i try to empty the trash, the "untitled" refuses to get deleted. How to get rid of this virus in trash. I logged in another user not in root. even I am not able to change the permission to root.

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Security :: Any Virus Freeware For Rh?

Aug 21, 2010

Is there any virus freeware for rh?

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Fedora :: Cannot Install Windows - Remove Virus Message

Sep 14, 2010

I would like to install Windows as 2. O, but when I insert the original WindowsXP SP1, it loads up the files on the disc, and after that, a blue screen shows up, telling me, i have to remove viruses and the setup breaks down. I also tried it with Windows XP Pro, but the same problem.
Here is a Pic showing the exact Problem, except the upper part: PAGE-FAULT .... isnt there:

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Ubuntu Security :: Virus Found During Scan?

Jul 4, 2010

I'm quite new to Ubuntu and I am running Ubuntu Studio 10.04 . I have just installed Klam AV and had it scan my computer . I was surprised to find that it had found two 'viruses' . I don't know if anyone can help me in finding out if they are real or only false positives . The following is the output that I received .

Name of File
/usr/src/fglrx-8.723.1/libfglrx_ip.a.GCC3 and GCC4
Name of Problem

Does anyone know if this is a problem.

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Ubuntu Security :: USB Flash Drive With A Virus

Jul 31, 2010

A while back I had been using ubuntu on a live cd after my windows partition had been taken over by a virus, which at the time I thought had been removed by my anti virus (and then took out winlogon) and I did a system repair instead of a complete reformat because I didn't want to lose all of my files. After repairing, I noticed some things like what looked like fake "this page has been blocked based on your security preferences" on major sites like ....., myspace and facebook. I ran another virus scan with a different AV and strangely it detected a behavioural software keylogger, which after looking it up seemed to be something that could only be installed with physical access to the system, which confused me. Anyway, this is when I started to use the live CD to copy some of my music, videos, pictures etc. onto my flash drive. From what I can remember, I used this USB on my main computer without problems, but the last time I used it (few months ago) I ran a virus scan afterwards, just to feel safe and it came up with a couple java exploit trojans. This was probably just coincidence and I hadn't ran a scan in a day or two, possibly even a false positive as I noticed no decrease to system performance or any odd happenings.

So, my questions are: Is it even possible for a virus from a windows partition to copy itself to a USB flash drive on an ubuntu live cd; and is it possible (if the virus was even capable of this) if I insert the flash drive into my ubuntu computer, it could do anything like transfer across my WLAN to my windows computer, or even copy its files onto ubuntu but be unable to do anything? Which brings me to another question: if I visit a website that may contain drive-by malware or a virus of any type, is it capable of acting at all, such as even trying to transfer itself into my home folder, or does it not even recognize ubuntu at all and do nothing?

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Ubuntu Security :: How To Get Rid Of Virus Found In Email

Aug 19, 2010

Unable to send mail thus adjust protocol port and it worked. Things moving slow on computer. Thus ran clamtk virus scanner. It found a virus. Tried to quarantine it but not successful. Have GUI version 4.15 Antivirus engine .95.3. Virus is located at
/home/kim/.mozilla-thunderbird/zrlm4cOj.default/Mail/LocalFolders/Inbox Phishing.Heristics.Email.SpoofedDomain
What do I do to get rid of it?

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Ubuntu Security :: WINDOWS - Iexplore.exe Virus

Sep 24, 2010

My machine that is running Windows XP got a virus a few months ago. Keep in mind I have NEVER used Internet Explorer.

Symptoms when CONNECTED to the internet: My volume is turned down on start-up. When the volume is on the internet explorer "clicking" noise plays frequently. In task manager there are two "iexplore.exe" processes running. As soon as I kill them they will start up again. They aren't taking up copious amounts of memory, but they are still very present. If left on for long enough pop-ups will start appearing.

Symptoms when NOT CONNECTED to the internet: None.

What I've done: I've ran a handful of the free Anti-Virus programs, e.g., AVG, ComboFix, avast!, and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

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Ubuntu Security :: Install Anti-virus On 10.04?

Oct 9, 2010

i have dual boot windows xp and Ubuntu 10.04 so i was wondering if it is necessary to install an anti-virus software?

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Ubuntu Security :: Scan 'only' USB Stick For Virus In 10.10

Dec 7, 2010

I have Avast Antivirus installed in Ubuntu 10.10. There are options to select folders to scan from 1. Home Directory 2. Entire system and 3. Selected folders. What are the options available to scan only selected drive. OR How to scan only USB stick.

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Ubuntu Security :: Executing A Virus With Wine?

Mar 1, 2011

if I executed a Windows Virus in the program "Wine" in Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu Security :: 10.04 - Scan Windows Partition For Virus?

May 12, 2010

I'm dual booting 10.04 with windows 7 and it occurs to me that I could scan the windows partition for viruses FROM linux. Is anybody doing this sort of thing? Does that make any sense?

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Ubuntu Security :: Autostarting Windows-virus In The Wine?

Jun 6, 2010

Since Wine recognize the .exe filetype and associates itself with it, is it possible to get a virus that starts up automatically in wine or is it limited to me manually running the program?

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Ubuntu Security :: Virus Protectors That Works On Linux?

Feb 15, 2011

I know Ubuntu doesn't really become the receiving end of Virus and melware but IM one of those users that proves that there are virus out there for mac and Linux.Like a few years ago (back during 8.o5 Ubuntu i think i downloaded a hefty amount of software with out considering the recourse Thus I became the receiving end of a nasty Ubuntu target virus sucked and at the time it ruined my fun so i went back to the windows virus any ways I'M looking for a virus protector that works on Linux as I tend to be Very.. *ehem...* dumb when it comes to what not to download

so ya other then avg (i had that on windows virus and its awful)also could I get an idea of things NOT to download?

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Ubuntu Security :: PC Defender 2010 Windows Virus?

Feb 28, 2011

I believe the name of the virus is "PC Defender 2010". This has self-installed, causing popups attempting to convince the user that there is a security flaw, and that they should upgrade to the advanced version. I have looked this up, and it is definitely a virus. The virus creates a shortcut with a target in the AppData folder named defender.exe. When I went to search for this file, after having set it to show hidden files and folder, I looked in the folder, and found nothing by the name of defender.exe. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to find this file, if it even exists, and then remove the virus all together from the computer. Ideally these solutions will be executable from Windows, as the user is rather afraid of linux.

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Ubuntu Security :: Virus Protection Required For Net Surfing?

May 15, 2011

When surfing the net do you need virus protection? And if so what do you recommend?

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Security :: Realtime Anti Virus Program?

Jan 5, 2010

This might be a very stupid questions, but I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if there are any antivirus software for Linux?I know that it normally is not something that is needed, but in the company where I work they have a policy saying that every OS must have a realtime anti virus program installed on the pc's with automatic updates.

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Ubuntu Security :: Automatically Run Virus Scan When Insert USB Pen Drive

Jan 2, 2010

I use my ubuntu laptop at work and connect a lot of usb pen drives to my computer. Everyone else I work with use windows and I want to make sure that the usb pen drives don't contain any windows viruses so I don't spread them. The best way for this to be done would be to have the USB pen drives automatically scanned with they are inserted in my ubuntu machine. How to do this?

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Ubuntu Security :: Virus Scan Of Files To Send Onto Windows

Jan 31, 2010

I know that there is little need for me to install an anti-virus etc - but - I was thinking, it is a good idea to scan folders and files that I send to colleagues that run windows.Whats the best way and programme to do this? I guess I simply install an AV programme and thats it!

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Ubuntu Security :: Virus In Windows Reformatted HD - Still Facebook Hacked

Apr 28, 2010

I believe it is a keylogger because my Facebook account has been hacked, I believe my email has as well. I heard that even if you reformat a harddrive, the virus could still sit there and apparently that is what happened to me. how to be rid of it and keep my security. I installed RKhunter and Chkrootkit. Rkhunter reports warning files while checking my filesystem. I can post a log if need be.

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Ubuntu Security :: Trojan Virus Wiped Off Printer Programs?

May 16, 2010

I used my printer without any problems using ubuntu os. As the day went surfing got slower. I lost ability to print. Went into windows os, which I haven't used for a few day, and scanned with superantispyware. A Trojan virus was found. Went back to ubuntu os and found that all printer programs had been removed.

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Ubuntu Security :: Trojan Virus Keeps Coming In Share Directory?

Sep 27, 2010

After some time i always see a trojan virus in my ubuntu machines shared folder. It is an exe detected by ClamAv as Trojan.Autokit-77 I thought i was getting it from some windows machine on the network but that isn't the case. I deleted the virus and removed my computer from the network and still the virus comes back. My computer however, is still connected to the internet through an independent mobile broadband usb stick.

So where is the virus coming from and why is it going to my shared folder. I thought ubuntu would not allow the virus to do something like this without me giving it permission. I am running 10.4.

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Ubuntu Security :: Windows Virus Appears In Home Folder?

Jan 4, 2011

Lately, I've found 2-3 times an .exe file with a random name in my /home, and another data file with a random name as well. I'm a user of wine, but none of the programs that I use seems to be the cause. Last time it happened I sent it to virustotal.com, and this is the result: [URL].. So, this is clearly a virus. The two files show "nobody" in the proprietary field and "none" as group. What can I do to track down the cause? Also, telepathy-butterfly likes to hog 100% of CPU lately, and all I can do is killing it: is someone exploiting a vulnerability? if so, why the hell would he drop a win32 virus?

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Ubuntu Security :: How To Repair Virus Infected Files With ClamAV

Mar 29, 2011

I have seen that we can scan for viruses and also virus infected files with ClamAV but is there any possibility that ClamAV can repair virus infected files.

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Security :: Security - Virus - Firewall Protection ?

Feb 23, 2011

I tried installing F-prot's linux scanner but it doesn't seem to want to install and I am tired of messing with it.

So I am wondering if I even need it or if there is something else.

I am behind a firewall already with my router if that helps any.

I guess I am having trouble understanding why virus protection is less necessary.

Do people not write viruses for linux systems?

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Security :: Virus Infect The Windows Xp Ntfs Partition?

Feb 4, 2010

Let's say I have an avi file that contains a virus for ntfs windows xp sp3. I put that file on a linux ext3 partition. Then on a windows xp sp3 nfts computer, I connect to the partition over a network share via smb. I run the file within the share so the file is never physically on the windows xp sp3 computer. In this situation will the virus infect the windows xp ntfs partition?

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Security :: Create A Virus In Android Operating System?

Dec 31, 2010


I just read the above article. Someone in Communist China has found a way to create a virus in the Android operating system. Android is a Linux fork.

It looks as though the virus is quite specific: it only works on certain apps downloaded from Communist China. I'm hoping that the Google Android version of Linux is different enough from the standard Linux it was "forked" off of that it will be of no concern to we desktop Linux users.

Does this mean that we Linux users must begin running anti-virus software as a continuous process now? What is the chance standard distros will be affected?

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