Virus on my Mint installation?

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Virus on my Mint installation?

Postby soundcheck on Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:18 am

Hi folks.

I switched recently to Mint.

Now after two weeks of running it I get strange (see below) messages if I open up a terminal.
If I reopen the terminal I get a different message

Does anybody have any idea what to do with this? Is this related to Mint?

THX

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Re: Virus on my Mint installation?

Postby Soulprayer on Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:29 am

Yes its related, its a small program named fortune and gives you randomly, hopefully interesting, adage on startup of a new console or login.
It will get dangerous when dumb people get busy!
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Re: Virus on my Mint installation?

Postby soundcheck on Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:59 am

THX. You knever know! :wink:
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Re: Virus on my Mint installation?

Postby mipcar on Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:50 am

If you want to disable fortunes you can by doing the following.
Clicking Menu
Then Control Centre
Then System
Then Mint Assistant

From there you will get a series of options, one being to disable Fortunes.

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Re: Virus on my Mint installation?

Postby soundcheck on Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:39 am

I actually played around with the Mint Assistant the other day. Obviously fortune gets enabled by default if you do that. I wasn't aware that I did activate it.

Thx.
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