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I was too lazy to install an antivirus when I formatted windows last month. When I got lots of viruses, I had to save and format again, and run anti-virus. I did that and one of the viruses (one that randomly plays sound clips) has made it into Linux, I believe. Unless it was a webpage playing the sound clip.
And now, firefox loads the first window in a weird full-screen mode where the taskbar is covered, but the menus are present. So, it's not legit fullscreen. A fella in software says it sounds hacked...
I'm a newbie. Sorry. I just hate windows. Any help?
Install the noscript plugin for Firefox to avoid problem scripts. I wouldn't regard this as a virus however. You can also clear your cookies, and only accept cookies from select sites. Even without noscript, you can disable java & java script and only enable them for select sites. In the java script -> advanced setup you can disable resizing of existing windows.
You should boot a live CD and scan all your GNU/Linux partitions using ClamAV (with up-to-date definitions). If the results come back negative (as I suspect they will), then we can focus on proper troubleshooting. It's hard to start troubleshooting when we've got all this virus suspicion in the air, so lets get rid of that first if we can.
BTW, please post the scan summary here for us to check out.
You probably wanna scan with the "-i" option in order to have clamscan only report infected files. Example:
I know, but I can't explain the random rap interview that started playing the other day while on linux. It was 10 seconds, then stopped. I didn't click anything before or during.
I'm sure. I hit F11 and its different, hit it again and its back to normal.
I'd put a higher probability on your system being compromised than you having a virus. However, running the virus scanners won't hurt anything. It also wouldn't hurt to run chkrootkit and rkhunter. When that step is done you may wish to look at completing the intruder checklist.