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    Default Is my system infected by VIRUS?

    Dear all,

    I am pretty much confused about my system. When I installed windows in my system and connected to internet, lot of malwares were detected by the antivirus. Same happens even after repeated format(complete format) of my hard drive. I have BSNL EVDO connection.In order to get rid of this problem, I decided to migrate to openSUSE. OS installation was smooth and the system was working absolutely fine. But when I connected EVDO, all the nightmare stuffs started happening.

    Mouse cursor moves rapidly and randomly on the screen without anyone touching the mouse and random apps get clicked and opened. I am not able to open google and its other sites like gmail, orkut etc. Is it because of any error in my system or of course, there are only countable viruses for Linux systems and is it for virus or any other malicious programs in my system?

    Please help me regarding this matter as it is annoying without google.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Is my system infected by VIRUS?

    Quote Originally Posted by pramodbhat View Post
    Mouse cursor moves rapidly and randomly on the screen without anyone touching the mouse and random apps get clicked and opened.
    To me this reads to be a wireless mouse with the battery almost gone.

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    Default Re: Is my system infected by VIRUS?

    I've run into a virus in windows where the virus created it's own 'sliver' of a partition, thus reformatting the OS partition had no effect....it was caught in Gparted while reviewing partitions. This on my brother pc, not mine, I don't get viruses...haha
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    Default Re: Is my system infected by VIRUS?

    Hi,

    @oldcpu : I have a wired mouse. Still the problem not solved.

    @ joutlan : Please can you tell me how to identify the partition created by virus. I deleted all logical drives and cleaned up the hard drive completely. Still the same problem in my comp. Also please let me know how to get rid of that virus.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Is my system infected by VIRUS?

    When I had this problem under Linux is was a hardware issue. I can't remember what I did to fix it though. Sorry I can't remember.
    Its hardware.
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    Default Re: Is my system infected by VIRUS?

    A Windows virus couldn't be executed in Linux, except maybe through WINE. Are you connecting through a router? Are you encrypted? If this only happens when you are connected, it might be better addressed in the Network/Internet forum.

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    Default Re: Is my system infected by VIRUS?

    On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 02:46:01 GMT, pramodbhat <pramodbhat@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

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    >Hi,
    >
    >@oldcpu : I have a wired mouse. Still the problem not solved.
    >
    >@ joutlan : Please can you tell me how to identify the partition
    >created by virus. I deleted all logical drives and cleaned up the hard
    >drive completely. Still the same problem in my comp. Also please let me
    >know how to get rid of that virus.
    >
    >Thank you


    Well i suppose that you could use dd /dev/zero /dev/<your_disk> with
    appropriate command parameters so that it stops. Note that you want
    to address the whole drive e.g. /dev/sda. Of course all partitions
    and the MBR get destroyed by this, but the disk should be clean.

    Study up on dd _BEFORE_ using.

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    Default Re: Is my system infected by VIRUS?

    A few things spring to mind:
    Have you configured the huawei modem correctly?
    Are you using a legitimate copy of windows and not a pirate version. (Some pirate versions are dodgy)
    If you eject the card, does everything work correctly?

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    Default Re: Is my system infected by VIRUS?

    Quote Originally Posted by pramodbhat View Post
    @oldcpu : I have a wired mouse. Still the problem not solved.
    I've also seen this problem with a poor quality KVM switch ... ie once again, hardware.

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    Default Re: Is my system infected by VIRUS?

    Dear All,

    I have BSNL EVDO card to connect to internet and have a legal version of windows XP professional version . I do not use any other hardware than a EVDO data card to connect to internet. May be I need to check with my mouse. But is there a possibility of getting viruses, malwares or spywares in Linux(openSUSE 11.1). If so is there any antivirus program specially for openSUSE? Please clarify my doubt.

    Thank you

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