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  • This doesn't sound like a Linux related question. Maybe you should check the documentation or the web site of vendor who provides your anti-virus software.

    Answered by gomer
    5 years ago
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  • If you are running Linux and you haven't changed the permissions on your system the virus won't be able to do anything .to harm your system. However; you'll want to get rid of it so you don't pass the virus on to friends and family who are still using Windows.I'm sorry, but I'm new to Linux too, and I don't have the information. you need.

    Answered by joycelynfeagin
    5 years ago
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  • Maybe you could give us some more information. Your asking your question in Linux.com, so I assume you are running Linux. If you are running Linux, what distro are you using? Is it a dual boot with Windows running on the same computer? If a dual boot, are you running the anti-virus software on the Linux side or on the Windows side? If on the Linux side, what is the name of the anti-virus software? If it's a Linux only computer you can just delete the setup.exe file. I've seen websites that make the Firefox browser open extra windows and try to force a download of a trojan file. I had this happen to me when clicking on a Google trends link recently. I had to kill the Firefox process twice and reboot before it allowed me to start a new session.
    So, if your can give us some more info, we might be able to help with your problem.

    Answered by Goineasy9
    5 years ago
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  • [quote name="GoinEasy9"]Maybe you could give us some more information. Your asking your question in Linux.com, so I assume you are running Linux. If you are running Linux, what distro are you using? Is it a dual boot with Windows running on the same computer? If a dual boot, are you running the anti-virus software on the Linux side or on the Windows side? If on the Linux side, what is the name of the anti-virus software? If it's a Linux only computer you can just delete the setup.exe file. I've seen websites that make the Firefox browser open extra windows and try to force a download of a trojan file. I had this happen to me when clicking on a Google trends link recently. I had to kill the Firefox process twice and reboot before it allowed me to start a new session.
    So, if your can give us some more info, we might be able to help with your problem.[/quote]

    Many thanks I am using a Linux only D900 netbook but unfortunately am not quite sure what you mean by Distro. I did think of deleting the file but was not sure if it would affect my notebook use even more. If you could help any further I would be very grateful.

    Answered by JacquiSin
    5 years ago
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  • [quote name="Adam"]This doesn't sound like a Linux related question. Maybe you should check the documentation or the web site of vendor who provides your anti-virus software.[/quote]

    Many thanks will check with my anti virus software to see if they can assist.

    Answered by JacquiSin
    5 years ago
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  • [quote name="Jacqui Sinclair"]Many thanks I am using a Linux only D900 netbook but unfortunately am not quite sure what you mean by Distro. I did think of deleting the file but was not sure if it would affect my notebook use even more. If you could help any further I would be very grateful.[/quote]

    I don't think so you're using Linux. However, what anti virus are you using?

    Answered by Slomski
    5 years ago
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  • If you are using a Linux only netbook, deleting the exe file will not cause any harm. It sounds like you bought a netbook with Linux already installed. If you are new to Linux and want to learn a little about Linux, Linux.com has many Articles, How-to's and Documentation under the Learning column in the Main Menu.
    If you have any more questions, please ask.

    Answered by Goineasy9
    5 years ago
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  • [quote name="GoinEasy9"]If you are using a Linux only netbook, deleting the exe file will not cause any harm. It sounds like you bought a netbook with Linux already installed. If you are new to Linux and want to learn a little about Linux, Linux.com has many Articles, How-to's and Documentation under the Learning column in the Main Menu.
    If you have any more questions, please ask.[/quote]

    Many thanks at least I can now remove the infected file without any worries and yes the netbook was bought for me fully installed with Linux only. Having only used microsoft I get a bit confused. My next problem is trying to update the flash player. Have tried to download it but do not know which Linux version to choose or where to find this info on my netbook. Will see if your info on the learning column can give me any clues.

    Answered by JacquiSin
    5 years ago
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