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Ok, been running Ubuntu for about two years now quite happily, and even though it's not really thought of as necessary I still scan for viruses every single day...give me ...
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- 08-09-2007 #1
Win32/PolyCrypt Virus on my box...help?
Ok, been running Ubuntu for about two years now quite happily, and even though it's not really thought of as necessary I still scan for viruses every single day...give me a break, Windows conditioned me to do it for years
So anyway, I've never had a virus of any kind for any system on a Linux box before, so my question is:
How do I remove a Windows virus from a Linux (Ubuntu) machine?
I did a scan with AVG (for some reason Clam has never been able to run on my computer) and to my surprise it showed me that I have Win32/PolyCrypt in multiple locations on my computer.
I know I can't just delete the files as many are needed files. Some listed I don't know what they are, but many I recognize.
Anyone know what I should do? I don't want to pass this on to Windows users.
Here's the infected files output...
For a virus that's supposed to be just for Windows, it sure does know how to spread itself around a Linux operating system.
I can't find any info on how to remove Windows viruses from a Linux machine, maybe I'm searching for the wrong thing?
- 08-09-2007 #2
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- Nov 2004
It's a false positive. Even if it was the real thing it would not be able to do anything on your system as it was written for Windows. It wouldn't even execute. The problem is that virus detection is based on certain signatures. There really is nothing to worry about.
- 08-09-2007 #3
Ok thanks, the folks over at the Ubuntu forums just said the same thing you did. I appreciate the reply