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    Angry Possible virus in ubuntu?

    Hi! I'm new in ubuntu/linux, so please try to answer in a simple language. Here's my problem: I installed ubuntu on my netbook 7 months ago and I didn't have problems, but a week ago it happend's sometimes that when I open a link on internet, or click somewhere, automatically open a new window called "peliculas online" (online movies in spanish... i'm from Chile) an the web adress is the next: http://lpcl.glomobi.com/lp.aspx?lpId...&xc=15357&xt=1

    When I try to close it, it appears a message with the tipical: Are you sure you want to close this page? and when i close it, a new little window appears with a similar message. I have to close it again to make it really close. Does someone know how can i deactivate it? Pleasee help. Thanks !!!
    Last edited by danielaruiz-h; December 1st, 2013 at 09:04 PM.

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    Re: Possible virus in ubuntu?

    I'm not familiar with "peliculas online" but may this is be something in your browser ? An extension, addon, Facebook app ? Please check in your browser plugins and FB apps and remove anything you do not recognize. Alternatively, create another user profile in your browser and see if you still see the pop up. Which browser are you using ?
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    Re: Possible virus in ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by danielaruiz-h View Post
    Hi! I'm new in ubuntu/linux, so please try to answer in a simple language. Here's my problem: I installed ubuntu on my netbook 7 months ago and I didn't have problems, but a week ago it happend's sometimes that when I open a link on internet, or click somewhere, automatically open a new window called "peliculas online" (online movies in spanish... i'm from Chile) an the web adress is the next: http://lpcl.glomobi.com/lp.aspx?lpId...&xc=15357&xt=1

    When I try to close it, it appears a message with the tipical: Are you sure you want to close this page? and when i close it, a new little window appears with a similar message. I have to close it again to make it really close. Does someone know how can i deactivate it? Pleasee help. Thanks !!!
    Its likely a browser extension or plugin, or a DNS hijacking

    First, try running firefox in private browsing mode, do the popups appear then?

    Then, if they still appear, start disabling all your browser extensions. If it dissapears then, then it is a browser extension causing the issue.

    Else,
    Try closing firefox and running
    Code:
    mv .mozilla mozilla-bak
    and open firefox again

    If that works without popups (note that your bookmarks and history, and rest of the stuff arent lost even if they dont show up in the browser), that means that it is a browser issue.

    If its a browser issue, run the below, export the things that you need from Firefox
    Code:
    mv .mozilla mozilla-new
    mv mozilla-bak .mozilla
    Then, run the below to rename the infected firefox profile, and import the bookmarks, history, .etc that you exported from the old firefox.
    Code:
    mv .mozilla mozilla-old
    The infected firefox profile is now named mozilla-old, and firefox should automatically generate a new profile for you
    Last edited by sandyd; December 1st, 2013 at 10:44 PM.
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