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keylogger in bios? maybe, but impossible to affect linux, at most will stop the boot process.
to date there is not any keylogger, virus, trojan, malware that affects linux, however there are viruses that can be passed on to others by email, file sharing and these only hurt windows systems. To those whom can be affected in this way , i say you need a better operating system, give Linux a try.
there are 5 proof of concept viruses for linux, and they were stopped dead in their tracks as being impossible to do anything to the actual Pc.
It is sad that the OP has been duped by scareware. as proof that it does not actually exist I challenge anyone to send it to me, i will put it on all of my systems and prove that it is not a functional keylogger that affects Linux.
in fact i will even put it on my win system, render it useless and sleep peacefully. windows viruses can only do what you let them do, and if you know how to deal with them they are only a time and financial inconvenience.
If someone told the op that there is a keylogger, where is the proof?
I bet a years salary that whomever told the op there is a keylogger can't, or for some unknown reason wont show the proof.
With all due respect to the original poster, you have been duped, trust this site, and the many others that are dedicated to bringing you joy of being in control of your pc using Linux.
Yes, it is fake! I was on myspace one night and a pop up came up saying that my computer was infected with Viruses and Adware then asked me if I wanted to do a scan which I SMILED and happily accepted it... it started running a "scanner" scanning files like c:\w$ndow$\system32 blah blah blah but wait a minute I have OpenSuse alone on my machine!! LOL I laughed again.. I wanted to research further and I clicked on (yes I want to clean up my system) which downloaded and run a exe on my system.. of course exes don't run on Linux unless I use wine! LOL it was funny. I took screen shots of every window and then posted them on MYSPACE warning my friends. Gotta Love LINUX!
Originally Posted by tredegar
It's a fake.
It pops up a window along the lines of "Your computer is infected!!!! Click this link to fix it". Maybe it even says "And pay us $9.99".
In linux: Go ahead and click it. The worst that can happen is linux will say "What do you want to do with the file malware.exe ? Save, Ignore, Open with an editor?"
In windows: Malware is installed, and you pay $9.99 for it.
I would be very careful doing such a thing. While it is true that linux is (still) a lot more secure than windows, it is equally true that nothing is perfect. Fortunately, most of that crap targets windows but you never know.
to date there is not any keylogger, virus, trojan, malware that affects linux
I can understand your desire to refute the OP's claims regarding what he believes has happened to his system, but providing completely false information such as this doesn't help anyone in any way. In fact, comments like this actually hurt GNU/Linux users, as they feed the stereotypes about us believing that GNU/Linux is a security panacea. Please take a few days to conduct some research into all the malicious code which exists for GNU/Linux. If after your research you still don't understand why your claim is completely false (and/or you would like to further discuss the matter), I invite you to open a thread in the Security forum. All indications are that this particular thread is facing imminent closure.