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Virus on vdi files dangerous for host machine? [duplicate]

I want to use the preinstalled vdi files from virtualboxes.org because it saves me time having it already built for me (what's not to like?). I don't know if they have viruses on them (they very well ...
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Malware on my Linux? Cant see on top/htop but CPU/Mem Usage is high

Over about the last week or two, I have been seeing something odd with my Linux mint PC. Over a day or 2, at some point, my CPU usage hits and saturates at or near 100 at some point (according to my ...
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How can I identify malware containing chrome extensions in Linux?

I seem to have been infected by malware. Specifically, every now and then (once every few days usually) I get redirected to a page that asks me to download something, usually a "new version of flash". ...
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ubuntu infected by something from windows

when sharing some files with one of my friends who uses windows, i found a suspicious file in his pen-drive, deleted from it, but after that my trash can shows its full, deleted everything , but its ...
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Disc light comes on when pressing keys in Iceweasel Preferences? Is this malevolent?

On Linux,I'm using the Iceweasel web browser (it's effectively Firefox), and in Edit/Preferences/General/Startup, when I type a URL into the "Home Page" box, the hard disc light comes on for EVERY ...
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Strange Virus Infecting My Server

I am currently working on a Web App on my dedicated server (LAMP) and it seems like it might be infected with some strange malware/virus of some kind. When I access some domains on that server (every ...
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How to remove string from JPEG files using find?

I have many files in many media catalogs with some string and I want to remove this string. The string is contained inside JPEG files and looks like: ...
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Harddrive - wipe out “hidden areas” like HPA and DCO also after malware infection

Background - Malware in windows (yes), possibly rootkit/bootkit. Don't want to take any chances. So, wiped drive with DBAN foolishly (PRNG, 8 pass). Later came to know that DBAN does not kill HPA ...
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Can a live Linux Mint DVD-R be infected with keylogger/malware?

I have burnt a live Linux mint DVD R and I want to use it for online banking. I am slightly paranoid about keylogger or malware present on Windows 7 though I cannot confirm. My question is if my ...
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Firefox for Linux hacked (malware)

I'm running Linux Mint, with Firefox 12.0 (Mozilla Firefox 1.0 for Linux Mint). I also have one Firefox extension installed: Live HTTP headers. I am not using Firefox Sync. Whenever I go to any ...
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What's *nix terminal command to find and remove found files?

I have a malware on my server. So I've figured out how to find all that malicious files grep -r --include*.php "Some String from files" . That seems work fine! but how to delete them? I've tried ...
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Are live CD/DVDs more secure than live USB?

If you create a bootable live CD/DVD for an OS such as Linux or Windows, is that more secure than a live USB that does the same thing? What if the disk is a CD-R or DVD-R as opposed to a CD-RW or ...
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Is dual-booting more secure than having a single operating system installed?

I need some advice. I've recently become wary about using one computer for everything I do, from a security perspective. I have antimalware installed, but I also download and run a lot of stuff I find ...
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Linux keylogger without root or sudo! Is it real?

Somebody on Youtube claims to have a keylogger on Ubuntu that was neither executed nor installed as root. The link below shows a demo of it working. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1fZAZTwyPQ ...
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Linux vulnerable to PDF attacks?

I've heard of attacks using PDF files on Windows with Adobe Acrobat and Foxit Reader. Is Linux vulnerable to these attacks when using the default PDF viewers in KDE or Gnome or even xpdf? What is a ...
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1answer
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High Risk Desktop Configuration

I'm a part time activist. (nothing I do is illegal in any democratic country) I receive files that could potentially include zero day exploits. The machine is a laptop. I keep very regular backups so ...
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Will running Linux in a virtual machine inside Windows prevent viruses?

I got affected by a nasty fake antivirus tool yesterday. I was using Windows Vista and I had Microsoft Security Essentials installed, but they were no use. My question is: if I run Ubuntu Linux ...
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Is Linux vulnerable to Java drive-by exploits?

Is Linux vulnerable to Java drive-by exploits? Another computer I run on windows 7 just notified me that it was infected through Java, and I'm wondering if my Linux box (ubuntu 10) with Java ...
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How is Linux not prone to viruses, malware and those kinds of things?

How is Linux protected against viruses? This question was a Super User Question of the Week. Read the blog entry for more details or contribute to the blog yourself
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Should I worry about malware on Linux? [closed]

I don't run an antivirus on Linux ( most people I don't AFAIK ) and I'm not at all concerned about any form of malware or spyware or any other_bad_ware. Should I by concerned? Of course I don't ...