View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help! I have a Virus!

February 12th, 2010, 05:35 PM
Okay... So KlamAV found a virus...

It has officially ***ked up my entire computer and because I can't seem to get rid of it with KlamAV I tried to install AVG for linux. That just messed things up even worse. My terminal says it can't allocate the memory to install it. I really do NOT have that many files on my computer, I have it all on an external HD.

Can someone either tell me how I delete with KlamAV or burn AVG for linux onto a bootable CD?

I run Karmic Koala.

February 12th, 2010, 05:38 PM
The virus won't affect your Linux machine, it will be a Windows virus (apologies if I'm stating the obvious). Did ClamAV delete files, was it run as root?

What problems are you having?

February 12th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Please give us a screenshot or copy of the text output of the scan showing the name and type of file infected. Clam is known for false positives. In your case, there may be a Windows virus or just a bad cookie. Either way, we need to know what your are dealing with in order to help you.

February 12th, 2010, 06:47 PM
run clamav with

sudo clamscan -r /

to check all files on the computer, displaying the name of each file