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Old 01-18-2019, 11:52 PM   #1
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Is this normal?


So Idk much at all about ubuntu or linux at all yet, but a few things recently, in a short time period, appeared in these folders. It happens to be while I'm having constant issues. ATM I'm having kernel problems I think, but aside from that.

Do these look at all off?

Some are in PlayOnLinux folders. Idk if it matters, but I was recently testing a few different programs / tools I was given. My friend said he didn't know if they were safe so maybe one infected the playonlinux windows folders?
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Old 01-19-2019, 01:32 AM   #2
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The first two images are of your root partition and they look normal to me. The other two are of your home directory and I can't really judge them, because what your home directory looks like depends on a lot of things, in particular what desktop you are using.

Presumably you want us to compare the two versions. But it's almost impossible to do that from the images. What you need to do is get a text version by listing them in a terminal using the ls command or (better still) ls -l for a long listing. Then paste the text into a post between [code] brackets and they will be easier to evaluate.
 
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it looks all normal to me.
you don't need to look at your root '/' at all.
if the hidden files in your home folder disturb you, press Ctrl-H to hide them again.
 
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Old 01-19-2019, 02:23 AM   #4
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you don't need to look at your root '/' at all.
I would question that. One of the big differences between Windows and Linux is that, in Linux, the whole system belongs to you, not just the My Documents folder. I think people should know what their root directory looks like and what the main top-level directories are for. It's like knowing what the different rooms in your house are for. If you have any kind of problem, it's much easier to solve if you have a basic grasp of the shape of your system.

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Old 01-19-2019, 02:51 AM   #5
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^ i didn't say you shouldn't look at your root at all. by all means, do.
i hardly ever, though. still no malware in it.

maybe
Code:
man hier
would be more helpful.
 
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Old 01-19-2019, 05:28 AM   #6
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