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Old 08-27-2007, 03:23 AM   #1
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Smile while downloading html files it becomes mp3 files

Hi everyone this is my first post..also i am a newbie

i am getting a problem .. while i download or copy a html file in Redhat linux 9 version, it downloads as a html file only but if i click that file it automatically becomes a mp3 file! is any virus or worm has affected my system?

My system is a webserver...i heard that one new virus is affecting the html files of webservers that all installed in redhat linux any one know about this? please help me, matter is very urgent..

Old 08-27-2007, 08:56 AM   #2
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Welcome to Linux Questions.

Sounds like you have messed up file associations. In other words you have tagged html files to be opened with a music player. Or am I missing something here?

If you are concerned with trojans and or rootkits, I am assuming that since this is a production web server that you have rootkithunter or chkrootkit installed correct? That would alert you to anything that is out of whack.


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Old 08-27-2007, 10:23 PM   #3
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I'd just like to pt out that RH9 is yrs old and not supported(!), so you can't get updates (esp security ones).
Pls update to a modern distro eg RH FC7 or Centos if you prefer RH.
Old 08-28-2007, 04:33 AM   #4
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Thankyou for your replies..
the problem been rectified..i've just modified the chmod to 755. now it is opening properly.

thankyou very much..


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