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Old 01-03-2010, 10:09 AM   #16
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Well if it's malware, an nmap scan would show your open ports...useful knowledge against malware and just plain helpful. Nmap is a port scanner that will detect vunerabilities.

For malware again: Netstat is a command that shows you active connections; useful against keyloggers and the like.

Samba helps Linux users communicate with Windows machines on a network.

You should be able to simply disable the FF plugin with the GUI; -> Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins -> (adobe reader) -> Disable.

The Acrobat in /home is interesting; have a look in usr/share as well.
How to use Netstat and nmap?

I haven't found a directory called "adobe" or "acrobat" in /usr/share.
 
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Ok, we don't need to install the OS fresh. It's likely will get the problem pinpointed.

Does the problem still remain after you deleted those files?
 
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Firefox is back to normal now. It shows the usual Save/Open prompt and opens it in Evince.

There is still and Adobe Reader 8 menu item in my main menu (under the Office category).

I hope no-one posted while I'm writing this!
 
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Nmap will need to be downloaded;
"yum install zenmap"
Or you can you head over to Nmap's website and get the .rpm from there.

Zenmap is a GUI that will make using nmap easy.

Netstat comes with Linux. Type "netstat" into a Termianl and press [ENTER].
 
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Firefox is back to normal now. It shows the usual Save/Open prompt and opens it in Evince.

There is still and Adobe Reader 8 menu item in my main menu (under the Office category).

I hope no-one posted while I'm writing this!
So I take it the issue is solved?
 
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yum install zenmap says that the package does not exist.

entering netstat just prints out pages and pages and pages of stuff (even more then my terminal can scroll back), how do I use it to find potentia malware?
 
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So I take it the issue is solved?
There is still an Adobe Reader menu item in my main menu.

And how do I get rid of the firefox plugin, disabled seems like it is still somewhere on my hard drive.

And I'm still curious how it got on my computer in the first place. It came up every time I opened up Midori.

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Old 01-03-2010, 10:25 AM   #23
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yum install zenmap says that the package does not exist.

entering netstat just prints out pages and pages and pages of stuff (even more then my terminal can scroll back), how do I use it to find potentia malware?
Sorry; Zenmap is in the Ubuntu repos. I guess not in Fedora You will have to go to their website and download it.

type "man netstat" for more info on netstat.

try "netstat -t -u" and "netstat -l" and look for suspicious entries.
(it's easier to do this when you're not using FF)
 
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There is still an Adobe Reader menu item in my main menu.

And how do I get rid of the firefox plugin, disabled seems like it is still somewhere on my hard drive.

And I'm still curious how it got on my computer in the first place. It came up every time I opened up Midori.
Delete the main menu entry. When you manually delete something in that way, things like menu entries get orphaned (left there when no program is present)

Have a look into usr/lib/firefox3.5.6/plugins and usr/lib/firefox/plugins. That will take care of the plugin.

How it got onto your system? Only you would know that. If you don't, perhaps it was unknowingly installed in some sort of packaged or binded installer. I have no idea.

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Old 01-03-2010, 11:22 AM   #25
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Delete the main menu entry.
How?

I always wondered how those menus are created. How does it know what programs exist and where to put them?

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Have a look into usr/lib/firefox3.5.6/plugins and usr/lib/firefox/plugins. That will take care of the plugin.
Those directories don't exist.

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How it got onto your system? Only you would know that. If you don't, perhaps it was unknowingly installed in some sort of packaged or binded installer. I have no idea.
The only thing I could think of is that is was packaged with Midori.
 
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Fedora uses GNOME, correct?
If so, right-click on the menu and click on "Edit Menus."

Doesn't exist? Look in /usr/lib for "firefox"
(It might take a minute to load - lots of stuff in there)

Pixellany said that it wasn't, and I definitely trust him, so I don't think it was - Who knows?

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I don't really use one desktop all the time, right now I am using XFCE.

I can't figure out how to modify it's menus.
 
  


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