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frank002
April 6th, 2009, 03:13 AM
Hello. While on line today I came upon a page I usually visit. The page seemed very slow and all of a suddena little balck bug (looked like an ant) appeared on the screen. While it was "walking" I could not got to another page or do anything else. Finally after about a minute I managed to close Firefox and restart. I went to the page again but this time it worked fine. Could this be one of those rare Linux viruses?

RedSingularity
April 6th, 2009, 03:14 AM
I seriously doubt it. I would think maybe it was a temporary flash object added to the site you were on.

bhishan
April 6th, 2009, 03:15 AM
sudo apt-get install aardvark

Helios1276
April 6th, 2009, 03:18 AM
Worry not, it sounds like it is just a very annoying site.

blackened
April 6th, 2009, 03:18 AM
I seriously doubt it. I would think maybe it was a temporary flash object added to the site you were on.

Sounds like it. I've never seen one trap the cursor or keyboard commands though. Can't imagine that you happened to try alt + left arrow while it was walking around?

miegiel
April 6th, 2009, 03:45 AM
sudo apt-get install aardvark

aardvark !?
http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=aardvark&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all

Chemical Imbalance
April 6th, 2009, 03:48 AM
aardvark !?
http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=aardvark&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all

I think the OP is referring to the Firefox add-on:
http://karmatics.com/aardvark/

It is not in the repos however and I don't know why he/she mentioned it

ninjapirate89
April 6th, 2009, 03:52 AM
I think it was meant as a joke seeing as how aardvark is more commonly known as the anteater.

Flyingjester
April 6th, 2009, 03:54 AM
sounds more like a bug ;) like they said.. probably just an annoying website feature.

Chemical Imbalance
April 6th, 2009, 03:56 AM
I think it was meant as a joke seeing as how aardvark is more commonly known as the anteater.

Oh:redface:

:lolflag:

frank002
April 7th, 2009, 01:39 AM
Thanks for all the quick replies