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Malware got into my Ubunu system, please point me to fix-it instructions on the Internet.

My main Ubuntu Linux system has been in daily use for about 8 years. I have had two malware events that required reinstalling Ubuntu from a DVD with the feature called "l… (funda kabanzi)

My main Ubuntu Linux system has been in daily use for about 8 years. I have had two malware events that required reinstalling Ubuntu from a DVD with the feature called "leave user files unchanged."

Directly replacing the altered files and erasing the malware is a much easier and less aggravating way of recovering from a malware event. Linux is modular and the pieces are well understood.

The first thing, for Firefox is I wish all the browser add-on files were in a directory and could be examined and tinkered with. It would be nice if they showed up in the top analysis program.

The second thing I wish for is the Firefox website would have annotated pointers to the best instructions on the internet for Linux malware removal.

I wish I could go to the Mozilla support website and find links to step by step instructions for examining and reinstalling the X display (startx and the programs it calls) and the networking configuration and executable files. There should be several of these articles out there, written for different distributions and different levels of technical skill.

The operating system disaster began when I switched Firefox to "Restart with add-ons disabled" and I unplugged the ethernet cable. Apparently the malware was doing several things. When I interrupted it, the malware left networking broke or turned off. The malware had made some change to the startx or X display software. I could not restart the X display after I interrupted the malware. On restart, the computer was at a root account text console, with the additional trick that the computer would forget the USB keyboard existed after 20 minutes idle. Probably the malware appended some stupid dorm trick instruction to the config files in the user writable dot-config file area. I wish I thought of that yesterday! Duh.

I have been running linux 15+ years and the problem when you have a malware infection is remembering the many details of how Linux works. I know "startx" starts the X display but I don't remember where is the config file. Same for networking, I dimly remember how to restart networking but I don't know the modern details. If I could have cleared out the original malware file, and reset networking and the X display and then ran a utility like rkhunter with the latest configuration. I would have been all fixed in a few hours.

moderator fixed the leading space which triggered a glitch in this forum software to make this posting more readable

Asked by lee_mck 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by Meskó Balázs 2 iminyaka edlule

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The address bar keeps changing what I type

When I try to type in the address bar to go to a website it automatically changes letters to try to guess what website I want to go to. For example if I try to type in ht… (funda kabanzi)

When I try to type in the address bar to go to a website it automatically changes letters to try to guess what website I want to go to.

For example if I try to type in

http://www.google.com

then I will get

fttp://www.google.com

I understand I don't need to type in http but lots of websites I have to go to are https which requires it to be typed in. This error now means I have to type the URL onto another form somewhere and then copy and paste and it's incredibly tedious and annoying. It's a stupid problem to have and I would like to know how to get rid of it.

I've tried deleting the history/cookies and it doesn't work.

Asked by bigjoemonger 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox crashes

At first i open it had no respond at all,so i went to window safe mode and it can open.After i open back to firefox in normal mode of window,i change a new PROFILE and st… (funda kabanzi)

At first i open it had no respond at all,so i went to window safe mode and it can open.After i open back to firefox in normal mode of window,i change a new PROFILE and start but it appear a crash.So what is the problem?

Crash ID: bp-77e73e85-b27f-47f9-858f-bd72b2141101

Asked by denebyeoh 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 iminyaka edlule

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my system capacity is 32 exe, can it carry 35.1

for several times i have downloaded the latest version firefox only to find out that my system can't carry it. but i am constantly reminded that my current version is an … (funda kabanzi)

for several times i have downloaded the latest version firefox only to find out that my system can't carry it. but i am constantly reminded that my current version is an older one, and i need to upgrade. please i am confused. t ahank you.

Asked by mokwes 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by user633449 5 iminyaka edlule

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I can't uninstall Firefox version 11 from my MAC, nor can I upgrade to a more recent version of Firefox.

I believe that I have a corrupted version of Firefox. I have followed the procedures both for removal and for upgrade that are posted in the support forums, and neither … (funda kabanzi)

I believe that I have a corrupted version of Firefox. I have followed the procedures both for removal and for upgrade that are posted in the support forums, and neither are effective for me.

I do not have a conventional Firefox icon on my screen, rather I have a grey question mark. When I attempt to deposit that question mark icon in my wastebasket, it just bounces back out.

When I have tried to upgrade to a more recent version of Firefox (and I've been trying to upgrade with each new iteration of Firefox from version 12 to the current version 32), I receive an error message that I can run only one version of Firefox, and the upgraded version is rejected in favor of version 11.

Additionally, Firefox version 11 blocks me from adding any other programs onto my Mac. I want to get rid of version 11. How can I do it?

Asked by DavidK126 6 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 6 iminyaka edlule

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My Firefox keeps opening new pages to dealshark and others.

Firefox keeps on opening up new tabs for some site called Dealshark and 123 something or another. I constantly get pop-ups in the middle of my pages and many terms are n… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox keeps on opening up new tabs for some site called Dealshark and 123 something or another. I constantly get pop-ups in the middle of my pages and many terms are now highlighted within pages I am looking at. Terns like "Friday afternoon" or "Gold Bullion" show up in green underlined highlights. I also get a re-direct pop up in the middle of most any page trying to take me to what claims to be Amazon.com. All this despite the fact that I have pop up blockers in place. On top of this about two thirds of the time a new square window opens up as I am typing and I have to clear it to continue. Every time I click a link I get one of these new tabs or window.

None of my other computers have this so I know it's some kind of virus. I am using a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard. Can you please help me clean this out?

Thank you,

Andre King

Asked by AndreEKing 6 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 6 iminyaka edlule

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I am using HTML Editor in my website. When i copy bulleted text from MS-Word and paste it in editor, it doesnt show bullets while IE shows bullets.

I m using HTML editor in my aspx website as: <cc1:Editor ID="Editor1" runat="server" Width="99%" Height="225px" /> When i copied below item in it. It doesn't paste… (funda kabanzi)

I m using HTML editor in my aspx website as:

<cc1:Editor ID="Editor1" runat="server" Width="99%" Height="225px" />

When i copied below item in it. It doesn't paste bullets but only plain text.

•	Amit
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Tried this in IE8. It works fine there.

Asked by amitdhakre13 6 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by Aman Routh 6 iminyaka edlule

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How to upgrade to latest version on Ubuntu 10.10 LTSP server

I run Ubuntu 10.10 LTSP server/client network and DO NOT want to upgrade Ubuntu... too much trouble, nobody can guarantee it will not hammer my LTSP install and besides, … (funda kabanzi)

I run Ubuntu 10.10 LTSP server/client network and DO NOT want to upgrade Ubuntu... too much trouble, nobody can guarantee it will not hammer my LTSP install and besides, Unity is awful. I need newer Firefox due to some frequently used web pages, so I need an install procedure that will not hammer anything. It's a mission critical user environment. If anybody has positive experience with Firefox upgrade in similar environment please advise.

Asked by InterpreDemon 6 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by patrickmc 6 iminyaka edlule

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browser hijacker about:blank. Firefox goes to about:home. Can we get rid of about:? And HOW?

slows computer, affects mouse use, about:blank is a web hijacker which I have avoided for 15 years. Now, suddenly, every computer has it. I am behind a router. The only c… (funda kabanzi)

slows computer, affects mouse use, about:blank is a web hijacker which I have avoided for 15 years. Now, suddenly, every computer has it. I am behind a router. The only changes I have made is to update firefox. Can you provide help for removing this? When I go to your app for which sets things back to default and pull up your page, in SAFE MODE, I get "about:home" in my address bar. I don't think it's safe to even install your fix at this point. I'd appreciate hearing back from you. Thank you.I am sending this from an OLD computer whose firefox is not updated but where about:home still appears.

Asked by Patrovia 6 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 6 iminyaka edlule

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Frustrating plugin container freeze/crash ONLY on YouTube

I've been trying to diagnose this one for a week now and I've done all but pull my hair out over it. I run a very basic, bare bones setup that has always been rock solid … (funda kabanzi)

I've been trying to diagnose this one for a week now and I've done all but pull my hair out over it. I run a very basic, bare bones setup that has always been rock solid for as long as I've been using FireFox.

The machine is: Windows XP SP3, Firefox 11, Flash 11.9.

Addons are: Adblock Plus 2.1.2, Adblock Plus Pop-up 0.4, Flash Video Downloader 3.9.3, Status 4 Ever .17, Password Exporter 1.2.1

But out of the blue, plugin container will freeze for 30-45 seconds if I press the back button on my MOUSE while hovering over a YouTube video. I can either sit and wait the 30-45 seconds and plugin container will crash and the browser will start moving again, or I can forcefully stop the process in task manager. This is ONLY on YouTube videos, on their respective pages and does not happen on embedded videos on other websites. Every other flash video site from Hulu to adult work fine.

And when I say hovering over the YouTube video I mean literally, if one pixel of my mouse pointer is touching the video and I press back on the mouse, it freezes the entire browser. If I alt+left arrow it's fine. If I press back on the browser button it's fine. If I click the back button on my mouse while hovering anywhere else on screen, it's fine.

The only "solution" I've found is setting dom.ipc.plugins.enabled to false in about:config. But this is not a real solution for me, as I need dom.ipc.plugins.enabled set to TRUE in order to keep functionality in other things and it just straight up messes up little things all over other webpages when it's off.

I have tried every possible combination of solutions I can think of and have no clue what to do next except switch browsers. This is what I've done so far:

· Disabled protected mode for flash in FireFox

· Disabled hardware acceleration in FireFox AND Flash

· Uninstalled/Clean installed every version of Flash down to 11.1

· Disabled all addons

· Uninstall/Clean installed FireFox 11 and ran it fresh

· Uninstall/Clean installed FireFox 26 and ran it fresh

· Updated mouse drivers

· Ran without mouse drivers

· Changed USB port mouse was in

· Did all of these same changes on my Windows 7 partition, still freezes/crashes

I don't know what else to chalk this up to other than it being a direct problem between the plugin container process and something that YouTube has changed in the backend recently that the masses would never see. Is it possible there's some hotkey being assigned to the mouse back button within YouTube's video player now, and when pressed it kills the plugin container? Doubtful but I'm at the bottom of barrel here.

Any information would be helpful, thanks.

Asked by dehumanizer 6 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by ololo123 6 iminyaka edlule

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hi, I am facing a peculiar and irritating problem, it's only coming when facebook is loaded on firefox

Dear All, I am facing a peculiar and somewhat irritating problem. It's coming only when facebook is opened on firefox, otherwise neither facebook on other browsers presen… (funda kabanzi)

Dear All, I am facing a peculiar and somewhat irritating problem. It's coming only when facebook is opened on firefox, otherwise neither facebook on other browsers present problem nor other websites on firefox present any problem. The problem is keyboard buttons behave haphazardly, like 'up and down' keys behave as they are 'home' and 'end' keys and page up and down keys behave as if they are not attached and some times they (page up and down keys) behaves as if they are 'home' and 'end' keys. Also 'home' and 'end' keys behaves as if they are page up and down keys. My pc is working otherwise absolutely normally. I am using windows 7 home premium 64bit on pavilion dm4 2000ex firefox is 11.0 v Thanks in advance Dr. ARKhan

Asked by arkhan2004 6 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by ideato 6 iminyaka edlule

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i am using firefox 13,why right click are not perform on the control?

in firefox i am added plug-in of selenium-ide for testing purpose so i want name of control by right click on the control but NOthing happen when i try it I am using lap… (funda kabanzi)

in firefox i am added plug-in of selenium-ide for testing purpose so i want name of control by right click on the control but NOthing happen when i try it I am using laptop of dell inspiron 15 3521 on firefox 13 i also try in firefox 11.0b5 but same problem arise

Asked by jigneshbodarya 6 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by iamjayakumars 6 iminyaka edlule