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Searching on Google, I found this information.
It is a virus infecting Win32. If you don't use wine, then your system isn't infected. Just delete any file with these names if you managed to download them.
Thanks for quick reply, I too got astonished by seeing virus in my linux pc.
There is a continuous file transfer between my linux pc and another system which is Windows.
May be through that way it would've got afftected.
I tried to delete the "Funny UST" file, but it came back again.
Actually three files are there which are getting generated automatically howmuch ever i'm trying to delete them
Funny UST scandal.avi.exe
All these files have extensions that are windows specific and should not harm linux. But as jschiwal suggested, if you run wine then may be you will have to take care. Have you tried ClamAV just to take precaution ?
Yeah, i was going to say you need to cleanup the MS system first, looks like its still installing that virus from somewhere.
The fact that they are owned by root is very bad. You should never allow systems to accept remote logins etc via root acct.
I second it about root access. If you are offering a share on the Linux machine, then the Windows machine is probably replicating itself in any drive it has write access to on the network. A common and very dangerous mistake some people make is to share the C:\ drive in Windows. Only share services you need to. Never share a system directory.
I would recommend creating a new group to match your username and make that your default group. SuSE's default of "users" being the default will allow any user to read your files.
You will probably need to reinstall Windows on that machine and disconnect it from the network until you are done. You can't reliably remove viruses any more.
I don't think it is legal in Unix/Linux to have uppercase letters in a hostname. It looks pretty sloppy as well.