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Old 03-16-2009, 12:15 PM   #1
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Antivirus 360 concern - is it a scam, or is this serious?


Hi all, I have run a dual boot system - Open SuSE 10.3 on the Internet, and Windows XP w/ no Internet access for over 2 years now, w/ no virus problems. I opened a website totally unrelated to viruses (so I thought) and was invaded with "Antivirus 360." It opened pop-ups saying that my (Open SuSE) system was infiltrated w/ all kinds of viruses, trojan horses, etc, and listed them. I did not knowingly install anything from this invasion. Please advise me what to do. I do have Avast!Antivirus on my system, but I'm not sure if it has ever run. When I click on Avast to scan the system, it asks for a registration number. I have no idea how to obtain this number because when I follow the link from Avast, I receive an error stating, "Avast! error - failed to launch web browser," even though the browser is already open. I am not so concerned about the Linux side, but do not want any damage to the Windows side.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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If you are on some website and popups get shown with utterly unrelated content that'll be ads, right. The fact they say your GNU/Linux install got infected kind of shows its all completely bogus.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 12:54 PM   #3
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That's what I was hoping to hear, but the thing "ran" and gave listings of the numbers of different virus types that were already on my system. What are the chances that this "bogus pgm" actually downloaded these things onto my system as it listed them?
 
Old 03-16-2009, 01:01 PM   #4
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Have fun and get a firewall and working antivirus.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 01:02 PM   #5
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Antivirus 360 is a Windows thing. If you saw it while running in Linux, then it's definitely bogus. Take a look at this page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malw...-antivirus-360
Is that what you saw (or similar to)?
 
Old 03-16-2009, 01:06 PM   #6
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Yes, that is one of the pages I saw, after the initial pop-up did its thing.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 01:15 PM   #7
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That's what I was hoping to hear, but the thing "ran" and gave listings of the numbers of different virus types that were already on my system. What are the chances that this "bogus pgm" actually downloaded these things onto my system as it listed them?
None of them will run on a linux system. On a windows system...the chance of that happening is certainly non-zero. But on linux, don't worry about it. If you are wondering whether something was downloaded, check your cache, and your ~/tmp, and wherever else such a download might have been stored on your system.
 
  


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