Ok, so ive contracted this stupid malware and im a noob.
so here are prob all the standard details. When i was redirected to the site, and un-allowed to close the window, i was unsure what to do so i just shutdown the machine. Now my browser wont connect to the internet even though im connected to the network.
Im running ubuntu 12.04 64bit. firefox. On a Hp laptop. As far as i know i dont have any virus protection (i thought linux didnt need any specific virus protection) and i am running java. two things i now know i need to change. After some searching I found this thread and posted on it during my initial frustration.
I tried installing ClamAV through helpcentre, terminal and terminal in safe mode by typing "$sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk". none have seemed to work.
Helpcentre and terminal cant download/install the various packages.
In safe mode i got this message-
W: not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib.dpkg/lock
E: unable to write to /var/cache/apt/
E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened
I dont know what that means.
Im typing this on a friends mac. im a uni student and I need internet connection badly. can any ubuntu guru's help me fix this a.s.a.p please.
Also, can this bug spread over the network? in total four computers are connected, mine, a secod PC laptop, The mac im currently using, and i beleive a second mac.