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    Question Suspicious "Untitled Folder" appeared on Desktop? Should I delete it?

    Hi I've been using Ubuntu for a year, but I only know very basic stuff.
    I noticed a suspicious looking "untitled folder" that appeared on my desktop, while I was working on a Word document a few days ago. I did not delete it at the time(--i figured if its normal, then i don't need to be worried, if not, deleting might aggravate the problem (the latter was a windows virus experience)).
    I know that linux is supposed to be singularly virus free, so I wasn't really worried. Today, another folder appeared while i was working. So is it normal and should i simply delete these folders?
    Each of these folders further has an untitled folder inside that doesn't seem to open. Or rather, it only opens when I select "open in a new tab". Then it has another 'untitled folder' in it, which also opens only in a new tab, and it goes on.
    And now I am worried.
    I have wine installed and working.

    P.S. i just realized (thanks to google) that I have the 'newfolder.exe' virus on my flash drive, possibly from my college computer, and I have been using the usb. Could this virus affect my system?
    Last edited by Mahnoor; March 1st, 2013 at 08:03 PM. Reason: realized i've been using an infected usb:(

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    Re: Suspicious "Untitled Folder" appeared on Desktop? Should I delete it?

    IMO and instead of trying an antivirus through Wine, I'd rather just wipe your home folder clean of the .wine folder and reinstall the wine program.

    From a terminal, type :

    rm -f .wine
    sudo apt-get autoremove wine
    sudo apt-get install wine
    As far as your USB key is concerned, you should format it, plain and simple !
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    Re: Suspicious "Untitled Folder" appeared on Desktop? Should I delete it?

    You're using Word through Wine?

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