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Old 06-06-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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Question Virus reformat windows aswell


Two computers in my house one windows one linux both redirect on links when I'm google or any other search engine website reformatted one 5 or 6 times makes no difference virus is their straight after reformat. I did transfer one or two files in between computers. Whats going on is it my internet/network box. How do I sort this out?
 
Old 06-06-2009, 04:19 PM   #2
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I had to read your post a few times to understand it because of run-off sentences. Please use some periods and commas to make the sentences clearer.

Anyway, I suggest trying a livecd such as F-secure linux a virus/malware scanner.

Viruses and malware are sometimes difficult to remove. They can fool antivirus programs, they can rebuild themselves if you manage to delete one of them and more.

Most viruses and malware do their dirty work when you start your system. To prevent the virus(es) from initializing, don't boot up the system, instead use a liveCD with an antivirus scanner like the one above.

There are no guarantees, but this is the first step to take if viruses are present in your windows system.

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Old 06-09-2009, 11:42 AM   #3
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Thanks mate, I'll try that tonight. Sorry about the grammer, I'll be more clearer in the future and believe me their probably will be a future. I first got the virus when I had windows on my computer, then I changed to linux after trying everything including a reformat to remove it. I didn't realize that a virus could do both linux and windows OS's, what a bitch!
 
Old 06-09-2009, 11:44 AM   #4
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There isn't. There could be any number of things that redirects your browsing, but its not a cross-platform non-executed virus attached to one of the two files you transfered
 
Old 06-09-2009, 12:39 PM   #5
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It's really hard to diagnose these types of problems with little information. The suggestion I gave above was for windows. On the linux side, he is getting the same redirect issues.

If these two files were binaries and if it had some virus/malware code, it would not affect linux because linux would not understand the function calls unless the binaries were opened with wine.

The only suggestions I can give you is to clear your web browser's cache folder and cookies.

Use a firewall program, like firestarter to protect any open ports,software vulnerabilities and outside attacks.

Also, don't do everything as the root user like surfing the web in case you were.


If you still get redirects maybe you need to check your router settings or turn off the router by unplugging it for 30 seconds. Then turn it back on. Sometimes this helps. In fact, try this first that way we can isolate if the problem was the router or not.

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Old 06-09-2009, 02:38 PM   #6
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Could your ISP be hijacking your connection and redirecting you ? unfortunately it's not as uncommon a concept as you would hope.

http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...+google+search

what OS is on your Internet/Network Box ?

Are you running your own DNS ?

What DNS is your systems pointing to ?

If you try using 4.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.3 as your DNS on the Workstation do the redirects still happen ?
 
Old 06-09-2009, 02:58 PM   #7
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Most likely the ISP.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 03:21 PM   #8
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And on that note, this story on Slashdot just a bit ago..
Technology: Comcast Intercepts and Redirects Port 53 Traffic
Language warning on that link.. Dude seems a bit irritated to put it mildly.

so even if you aren't using their DNS they are capturing the requests and redirecting them.. now THAT is an evil, dirty trick.

I don't have Comcast so I can't verify the validity of the posted info.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 04:26 PM   #9
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There is at least one thread here on LQ about Verizon redirects:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t=isp+redirect
 
Old 06-12-2009, 02:19 PM   #10
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In response to dv502. I have installed a firewall on my now just a windows machine made no difference. I have turned the router off 4 30 secounds will also turn it off overnight tonight.


In response to Farslayer... I'm not sure what operating system is on my internet box?? Its a netgear with 4 usb connections on the back. DNS is that open DNS I don't think I'm on it. I havent changed my internet connection settings since I got the internet, my ISP by the way is Virgin a very big respectable company.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 02:26 PM   #11
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I cant work out what part of the f-rescue disk I should burn the whole file or just the boot folder.

Sorry I havent been quick on the reply but having just gone windows back for a while at least, I been on the games............
 
Old 06-12-2009, 03:14 PM   #12
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Virgin Big / Respectable..

Don't do your big downloads during prime time. ISO's or Distro upgrades.. you will end up being throttled..
Quote:
Virgin uses an approach that's quite novel to us Yanks (unless you're a U.S. satellite broadband customer): a time-restrictive throttling system that throttles users back for five hours to 50-75% of their subscribed bandwidth should they cross a certain threshold during peak times. For example, a customer on Virgin's 10Mbps/512kbps "L" tier loses 75% of his throughput for five hours should he download more than 1200MB between 4 and 9PM.
Monitoring your behavioral usage..
Quote:
Like many internet service providers, Virgin Media is looking to generate more cash from its customers by being more than merely a fast internet "pipe". It is one of several ISPs working with Phorm, a UK-based company that has controversial technology that tracks users' online online activity in order to provide better targeted web advertising.
BIG business is not out for the customers best interest.. they are there to do whatever is necessary to make money and be profitable. Sometimes at the expense or suffering of the customer.

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OK so a Netgear router with USB ports ? or do you mean Ethernet network ports ? Model number would be helpful.. your initial description sounded like you wer using a PC as a gateway, rather than a broadband router.

What DNS IP are your systems pointed at.. just saying it's set to whatever it was since you got the service isn't very helpful.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 03:20 PM   #13
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Your quotes are out of date, Phorm was shutdown and deemed unlawful several months ago.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 04:23 PM   #14
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That doesn't negate the fact that they were looking to use the service..
 
Old 06-12-2009, 05:16 PM   #15
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Sure, and 60years of democracy doesn't negate the fact the Germans are anti-semitic jew killers... Oh hang on, it sorta does

But to be fair though, if they haven't used it, you can't really use it against them; its the lovely, lovely fellows at BT who rolled it out, thus shi^H^H^H spitting on us paying customers
 
  


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