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Thread: Virus or trojan attack

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007

    Virus or trojan attack


    I can't log into my computer. I think that I got infected
    by a virus or trojan.

    The computer starts up and get to the screen where there
    is the Ubuntu logo. Underneath the logo is the following

    - One or more of the mounts listed in /etc/fstab can not be
    - mounted.

    - home:wait for UUID=OF35671b-8231-4d15-af3d-d027b6484e66

    - press escape to enter the recovery.

    I pressed and get to the command line.

    (slinc01 is computer's name)
    It seems that I am to put something into the command line
    but have no idea. Can not access the on-line information.

    My problem started when I went to a webpage that came in
    a google alert for PhotoShop. That webpage was on the
    screen for a few seconds before it automatically switched
    to another site. That site unleased a barrage of pop up
    windows. I tried to close the browser but could not. I
    turned the computer off. I turned it back onl and was
    able to do something before I quit.

    The next day I was able to get to the internet but I was
    not able to get the Thunderbird e/m client to function.
    I closed Thurnderbird a few times but that did not solve
    the problem.

    I shutdown the computer and rebooted a few mintues later.
    I then got the above message. It won't allow me to get
    to anything now.

    The problem must have been due to some attacked from the
    website. Everything was working okay before then.

    Thanks in advance for advice.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Amman, Jordan
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: Virus or trojan attack

    Check this thread might help you:

    I honestly don't know the reason behind this but I doubt a virus or a Trojan is capable of doing this. [personal opinion]
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    Macbook (late 2008) - 2.4Ghz Core2Duo - 4GB RAM - nVidia 9400 - 250GB HDD

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Sheffield, UK

    Re: Virus or trojan attack

    quick fix:

    sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak

    sudo nano /etc/fstab

    will show something like this

    # / was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
    UUID=1a5f0500-a2c5-46a4-9668-fe101df32163 / ext4 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1

    make it look like this

    # / was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
    /dev/sdb6 / ext4 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1

    do that for all entrys or just your / & /home

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Nelspruit, South Africa
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Virus or trojan attack

    Also try fsck and reboot
    Monitor: LG flatron w1954s 22", mobo: G31-m7 series, CPU: Intel LGA 775 Intel core duo 2 2,66GHZ, RAM: 3GB, GPU: ATI Radeom HD 2400, Storage: 500GB SATA and 80GB IDE, Windows 7 ultimate and Ubuntu


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