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May be my Fedora 29 have virus!?

asked 2019-01-15 16:33:05 -0500

rigbyk3 gravatar image

updated 2019-01-15 17:14:05 -0500

Hi, my home directory have the directories you know (Docs, Music, etc), but also have some that instead name have rhombus with "?" symbol and others with threee or combined with female symbols, if enter dolphin says do not exist, in terminal with "ls" command have ''$'\300\355' or ''$'\200\364\004\333\031''V' names. I don't understand, frequently run "dnf update -y", the system is always upgraded, what's happenning? help......

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It looks like you have the same trouble as described in this question and if so, the suggestions there might be what you need.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2019-01-15 19:36:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-01-16 00:13:33 -0500

updated 2019-01-16 02:23:32 -0500

I have a same that....but it's a different like a virus! It seems to be a problem during use, not initial setup. Find a solve that problem.

A. status in home folder /home/simmon

 [simmon@cugar ~]$ ls -a
 ''$'\200''<'     .bash_profile   .esd_auth     .mozilla      .xsession-errors

B. I used it run dolphin file manager, but it looks like an empty directory. Try to scan for viruses.

 # clamscan -r /home/simmon
 ----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
 Known viruses: 6917542
 Engine version: 0.101.1
 Scanned directories: 128
 Scanned files: 780
 Infected files: 0
 Data scanned: 141.88 MB
 Data read: 86.30 MB (ratio 1.64:1)
 Time: 85.102 sec (1 m 25 s)

C. I checked on 5 Fedora servers (4 physical servers, 1 virtual server) Checked on the same network but only the virtual server showed the problem. Actual physical servers do not have the same symptoms, but only virtual servers with VirtualBox. However, the virtual box has selinux applied.

D. Remove folder

 [root@cugar simmon]# rm -rf ''$'\200''<'

If there is a problem in use, I will update this post.

I deleted the folder and proceeded to scan for viruses, but there was no problem in particular. I think I need to find out more about the cause of the folder creation. It's a maybe "c compiler error", which seems to be a problem that may occur during compilation or other installation of another program in F29S System.

There are some similar bug types, but they are not the same.
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answered 2019-01-16 06:21:15 -0500

heliosstyx gravatar image

You have no virus. The real reason for that issue you will find here: This issue is fixed with updates today.

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