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Old 12-23-2008, 12:58 AM   #31
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I know this is a tad off topic, but



made me go searching for http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...please-606409/
That was really a big thread with over 5 pages no real useful information for anyone....And really entertaining...
 
Old 12-23-2008, 01:14 AM   #32
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I just have to post, but this thread needs a sticky, with a big fat "WIN" title, legendary thread!

I was anticipating "OMFG WTFZ I NEED TO REPLACE MY SATA/MOLEX CABLEZZ"

//Highly Entertained
 
Old 12-23-2008, 01:15 AM   #33
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Try the link above then - way better
 
Old 12-23-2008, 11:12 AM   #34
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I would like to request that the OP come back with any specific questions which have not already been answered.

If this thread continues with no substance, it will be closed.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 02:24 PM   #35
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Greetings,

I've been using Ubuntu Hardy Heron distro since I bought a preloaded machine with this company's (in Georgia--'Eight Virtues') own version of Ubuntu on it.

Here's what I need.

Someone else besides myself has administrator (sudo) control over my machine.

It's being spammed with porn, and it's got a keylogger on it.

I found these malware with a spyware finder search.

--snip--
Ubuntu Lou

If you had the knowledge to know that you had a keylogger, then you'd know how to wipe the drive.

Where is the link to the spyware finder?
Where are your log files or output of ps or dmesg to substantiate your claims of a keylogger?
 
Old 12-23-2008, 02:46 PM   #36
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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.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 02:46 PM   #37
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I know this is a tad off topic, but



made me go searching for http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...please-606409/
That guy really left an impression apparently, that was immediately what I thought of when I started reading this thread.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 03:11 PM   #38
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I know this is a tad off topic, but



made me go searching for http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...please-606409/
Let's see, the quoted thread started Dec 12th, 2007, 18:49 and this one was started Dec 22nd, 2008, 09:21.

Many similarities......

Coincidence?

Edit: Nutty college kid on winter break and is bored?

Last edited by SqdnGuns; 12-23-2008 at 03:13 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 03:12 PM   #39
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I went back and read his other post, I gonna say it here too

Me thinks he has multiple personalities, one person certainly can not be that stupid.

I vote to close this thread, we have been had.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 04:24 PM   #40
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Thumbs up

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!


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Calm down.
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.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 06:00 PM   #41
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and happily accepted 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.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 06:03 PM   #42
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Comment removed. Nothing to be seen here, please move on.

Last edited by jay73; 12-23-2008 at 06:06 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 06:15 PM   #43
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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.

Last edited by win32sux; 12-23-2008 at 06:23 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 06:29 PM   #44
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I know this is a tad off topic, but



made me go searching for http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...please-606409/
Awesome!

I think this thread is in the running for LQ Users' Choice Award 2008. Man, I need to find my tin foil hat before the crackers come for me too.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 06:51 PM   #45
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.../`o/` just dragging a dead thread on my back.
 
  


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