I have a virus on dell laptop that I am running ubuntu 10.10

Asked by Danny Tenhoff

I have a virus on my dell laptop. I am using the ubuntu 10.10 os on it. I have tried to run the KlamAV and it will only go to 28% and then it stops scanning. I have been having troubles with it. I can't get into my home folder or any others. What can I do.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Please use from terminal:

sudo clamscan -i -r -bell /

To scan all systems files and to view only infected files if there are any

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Jeb E. (jebeld17) said :

WTF??! That doesn't sound like Ubuntu! Are you running the program called Wine on your system? Wine is a program that lets you run many Microsoft Windows programs on your system

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J. Austin Rodriguez (jeanaustinr) said :

Hi Danny, can you describe the behavior of your computer, specifically your Ubuntu, and what you see in the file browser. I will first assume that this is not a virus in Ubuntu at all (since your Linux will most likely not be infected by a virus) but a Windows file. Can you send a screenshot?

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Danny Tenhoff (dt1162) said :

Hello to all, To answer Marcobra I will try to scan the dell using the sudo clamscan! And to Jeb I know that is not what I wanted to see either when I ran the clam scan. I am not using wine on my dell only ubuntu 10.10. I am trying to get away from all thoughts windows viruses that is why I am using linux ubuntu. Now for jean I am running another clam scan and when all the viruses show up I will try and take a screen shot and send it. Thanks for the help I will let you know more. I will send the screen shot off my dell. Danny

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Danny Tenhoff (dt1162) said :

I will know send a snapshot of my screen: /home/dt1162/Desktop/Screenshot.png . Maybe this will help! How do I send, if this did not work.

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Danny Tenhoff (dt1162) said :

I could not get the dell working so I am go to reinstall ubuntu later. That should fix all my problems. Yes i did have a virus that I could not get out with the clamav.