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I have Fedora 14. My wife clicked on an email which included the malware cheetah.volz.com. How can I find it and delete it? Where would it be? Please help.

asked 2011-12-13 11:20:41 -0500

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I have Fedora 14. My wife clicked on an email file with the malware cheetah.volz.com in it and I think it may be in my OS (Linux) now. HOw can I find it and remove it? dubs

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That is a web site / url. What makes you think it affected your computer ? What abnormal behavior are you seeing ?

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2011-12-13 11:46:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-12-13 11:55:02 -0500

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I did some search on google about

  • cheetah
  • volz
  • malware
  • spyware
  • virus
  • hoax

I did not find any result that indicates me that there is a malware with that name. Or even a hoax about a virus with that name. Can you provide more info?

In general, I can said that usually those malware/spyware/virus do not make their way into linux. This is not 100% secure due the user running software that it is not sure of its origin or some emulation software that can be affected by the foreign application.

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