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Old 03-11-2013, 06:54 PM   #16
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The first thing that you should do is to wipe out your whole hd with a good disk eraser, and then reinstall. Do this before jumping to another OS.
 
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #17
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400 virus's

Very good info: thankyou so much...........Rich...
 
Old 03-11-2013, 08:38 PM   #18
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ClamAV is for linux. Seems kind of high, in fact so high, I'd wonder.
Yes ClamAV is for Linux, to prevent Windows viruses passing thru your Linux box. While these viruses do not harm your GNU/Linux installation they will infect Windows boxes interacting with it.
Virus count 400 sounds like scareware, though.
 
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:55 PM   #19
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Did you run Clamwin on windows?
 
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:57 PM   #20
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400 virus's

No, but I will try it, Thanks !!! Rich....
 
Old 03-11-2013, 09:53 PM   #21
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you might want to run malwarebytes on your windows system as well to check for things that most virus checkers will/could miss.
 
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #22
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Guess we never did find out the locations of these files did we.
 
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:16 PM   #23
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I just looked: they are both exe & linux.
 
Old 03-12-2013, 06:37 PM   #24
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I find this hard to believe. There is no way you'd get "400" viruses on a Linux installation unless they are in e-mails that someone is spamming you. Viruses usually snowball after a trojan runs and fetches more from the server it reports to, as well as copies itself hundreds of times in some cases. Since an .exe can't run on Linux this can't happen the way it might on certain Windows machines. It also makes no sense that you're finding "viruses" in Linux but nothing on the Windows side. Is this antivirus program actually identifying what specific virus or trojan is in these files, or just claiming it's somehow bad? If it can't pinpoint what the infection actually is against a database, I wouldn't give it much credence.

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Old 03-12-2013, 07:06 PM   #25
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Here is a different anti-virus program for you to try:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus/Avg
 
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Update: I decided to uninstall and then re-install clam anti-virus. I did this, and ran the clam anti virus checking the entire computer. This time, it reported 17 virus's in the home folder, and 1 virus in the rest of the folders. I quaranteed all of the virus's. Now the erratic behaviour of the computer has greatly diminshed. Also, I ran another anti-virus program, (Comodo), and it reported zero virus's. I also un-installed both Firefox & Chrome Web Browsers, and then re-installed both of them. I also ran Synaptic, updating everything. Computer seems to be way better now, but not quite perfect. (Recovery at start-up still freezes.) Thanks to everyone for all your help. Rich....
 
  


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