Linux MInt17 Infection

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Linux MInt17 Infection

Postby pcpunk on Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:40 pm

I visited a site that had a poor web reputation by avast while in LMM17. When I went to shut-down laptop I could not do so and had to force a shutdown. At first I logged onto website by accident, but after seeing that it was such well informed site I thought I would be ok while in Linux. I was thinking maybe this reputation was old as all the info there and the quality of the site was spot on.

I then went off-line and ran rkhunter and chkrootkit, one of them found a infection and both found "Threats" and something to do with Java.

Today I ran ClamTK and Quarantined eight items, all of which were labeled as PUP's.

Can someone help with this as I have no a clue what to do.

Laptop still works but start-up is a little different than before, the little swirling icon does not come up as it did before right away. Not much difference but noticeable to me.
HP Series HST NN-104C Bussiness Notebook nx7400
MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack3, Dual boot=LMMQ17
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T5500@1.66GHz 1.66GHz of RAM
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Re: Linux MInt17 Infection

Postby WharfRat on Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:40 pm

Before you do anything else, open a terminal and

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sudo adduser someone


Use an actual name for someone and a simple password then logout and back in as the as the new user and see it's OK

Your system should not have been affected, it's most likely just the mozilla folder.
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Re: Linux MInt17 Infection

Postby pcpunk on Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:16 pm

Thanks for the reply but I think it was a false positive as rkhunter shows no such rootkit. I also did a ClamTK scan and it also showed nothing but some PUP's. Sorry I did not get back quickly but my health is not good right now. All is good for now but I will be back to this thread soon.
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MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack3, Dual boot=LMMQ17
Intel R Core™2CPU
T5500@1.66GHz 1.66GHz of RAM
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/CLHL
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Re: Linux MInt17 Infection

Postby SpookyWatcher on Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:25 pm

was it GLP?? Just curious because I only visit on iPad there...and was actually wondering if it could hurt my Linux Mint 17 KDE machine.
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