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Files were encrypted by virus, and old (win 7) OS is gone - What Do?

So for the past few weeks I have been planning on switching from windows 7 to Ubuntu (14.04) with windows running in a VM for whenever I need it. 2 days ago my antivirus complained to me that I had a ...
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Can i get a Virus from my USB Boot

I'm running Windows 8.1 on my laptop but I'm also going to install Ubuntu on a USB-Flash drive soon. I was wondering what if I would get a virus on Ubuntu, could it then also infect my Windows? ...
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Is it possible for virus in windows to infect ubuntu?

I have a triple boot, windows 7 , 8 and ubuntu. Is it possible that any spyware or virus in windows will also harm ubuntu or spy during ubuntu session ?
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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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Virus, Ubuntu and Windows

It is quite common to hear that virus doesn't affect Ubuntu. I have a laptop running on Ubuntu and other running on Windows XP. And the laptop with XP is affected by viruses. I am thinking of ...
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Should I pitch Ubuntu to virus victims?

I've noticed that on a regular basis I see facebook statuses complaining about viruses (e.g. "sorry I haven't been on in a few days... my comp got socked by a virus and I had to reinstall everything") ...
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Can a Virus Enter via Ubuntu and affect Windows in dual boot?

I have a Windows XP Pro dual booting with Ubuntu Jaunty Jackelope on a single hard drive. On Windows XP I have a Eset NOD 32 while on Ubuntu I have no antivirus installed. While working on the ...
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Ubuntu antivirus server possible?

is it possible to kit out a lot of Ubuntu machines with antivirus protection, then have them point to a central update/administration server?