Author Topic: do i have a virus?  (Read 9099 times)


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on: February 20, 2015, 04:05:53 AM
hi guys got a weird problem... i dual boot to a backbox and also have xp offline on a separate partition and i have a folder that will not delete. it's possible it was created while using backbox to wipe free space i have no other idea why a folder with random characters appears that freezes any os that trys to remove it. >:\

tried to remove from prompt:
find . -inum 181818 -exec rm -i {} \;

tried deleting from windows = crash
tried deleting as root linux = computer freeze

any ideas?
should i be worried?

not used to linux not doing what i tell it too!  thanks for any help would like to avoid formats if possible but not sure if this should be ignored? the xp is a fresh install and has never been online so i am sure this is linux related anyway. its on a hd i use daily but is separate from the linux hd.. its on its own new hd actually so pretty sure not hardware related.. so basically i cannot touch this folder without my computer freaking the fuck out making me restart from freezing.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2015, 04:13:59 AM by e11iott »


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Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 04:16:30 AM
i guess sometimes try the simple thing first

i went to "move to trash" instead of delete and it deleted... sorry for this post but if someone thinks i got a virus would still be interested it still is keeping my pc loading over time for no damn reason when empty trash? >:\ hopefully will stop after roboting i unmounted the hd and still freezing got an error closing it and see nothing going on unusual in my tasks....
« Last Edit: February 20, 2015, 04:20:15 AM by e11iott »


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Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 05:33:30 PM
Hi! Do You can see any info about that folder? Who is the owner, who and when it was created? and permission?
You can use chkrootkit or if you think there is a virus try clamav which is AV for linux, both are in our repos!

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