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- 2 linux viruses round on my system
July 17, 2005, 10:04 pm
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and to my surprise 2 viruses were detected. I deleted them. Should I have
been worried, that is can viruses like these to harm to my linux system?
Since they were in /usr that causes me more concern than if they were
simply in my home directory. Looks like they were in xmms skins, curious
how that could cause harm.
Results of clamscan antivirus scan:
/usr/share/xmms/kjofol/Aluminotic1-0.zip: Oversized.Zip FOUND
/usr/share/xmms/kjofol/bio_hazard.zip: Oversized.Zip FOUND
Re: 2 linux viruses round on my system
has it really been 2 years? yikes! yeah that is on my mind, it is just that
9.2 has been running so smooth, i like to wait and make sure the next
upgrade is stable. And then I will have to reinstall all my plugins etc,
sigh, but if it is only every year or two i guess it is worth a few hours
i suspect the viruses just got in via an rpm install, though I can not
recall installing any skins for xmms, i wonder if the infected files were
on the isos used to install Mandrake 9.2. i will have to scan an CDs and
any isos downloaded before trusting them (ok i am guilty of not doing that,
but i am learning that is sure -- awakened by credit card fraud identify
theft this past month, taking steps i should have done years ago)
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