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This might sound crazy here.

Posted 01-06-2012 at 09:54 PM by bobacker

This might seem like a crazy question to ask here.
I have a virus in my Seagate 500 GB Exteral Hard Drive. Question can I use on my Ubuntu or Kubuntu, with out getting a virus into my computer? I don't like to throw it away yet, I don't think can format like my hard drive inside your computer. As know say can't get virus on Ubuntu so this is reason why I like to use on a Kubuntu.
What you think?
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    Well, you're right. It is a crazy question to ask here. More of a post for the forums rather than a blog.

    Install KlamAV on your Kubuntu machine and use that to detect and remove your unwelcome external drive visitor.
    Posted 01-07-2012 at 03:01 AM by rich_c rich_c is offline
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    sorry I didn't know where to post at, i'm new at this. But thank for your answer. you sure don't
    want to put a Avast anti-virus program instead of KlamAV, don't they work both the same?
    Posted 01-07-2012 at 09:13 AM by bobacker bobacker is offline
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    Auto upgrade & using Administrative password changing

    I got two new question. 1. I have this problem when I use a Ubuntu, also now with my new Kubuntu.
    It tell me I have 6 security update are available and also 20 software upgrade are available, to down on bottom of my task bar. (automatic upgrade system) Went I try to upgrade all these program I get a pop up box saying Another application seems to be using the package system at this time. You must close all other package managers, before you will be able to install or remove any packages.
    Where do I go or find this to turn it off?, where are they talking about?
    It also told me I have to individual upgrade each one on new package, so that mean, I have type each one in manual? Because it won't let you upgrade all them at once?

    2nd question: when I try to upgrade the system now it ask me for a administrative password which is differ from the one I was giving by manufacture, where I brought this computer. How do I change this? It do this will it mess up thing more by doing so?
    I have found in system setting on this page saying Enter the administrative password ,
    it said also user management system setting 1 users & Group Administrative. Asking for a password to be created. Question what is next step, after I do this? Am I suppose to create or change this password so I can use whole system if going ask me for a administration password from old one from where I brought from?
    Posted 01-07-2012 at 10:34 AM by bobacker bobacker is offline
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    Ask in the forums here (Ubuntu or Newbie), like rich_C said.
    Posted 01-08-2012 at 10:56 AM by brianL brianL is offline


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