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18th March 2011, 07:19 AM
I am running Fedora 13 and have somehow been infected by a "trojan virus" which redirects me away from my Orange email account whenever I try to access it. Can anyone suggest a way of removing it apart from contacting "Exterminate-It" who I suspect gave it to me in the first place?
18th March 2011, 03:30 PM
Check mozilla addons and try other browser software, like chrome or opera.
Also, you can check if it works from other user account (create if you don't have one).
Have you installed software not from fedora repos?
18th March 2011, 08:24 PM
I must have drifted off the straight and narrow whilst looking for mp3 information outside fedora. There is nothing suspicious about my Mozilla addons and there is no problem accessing my orange webmail from my other computer which uses the same internet connection. Can you suggest where "wassup orange" might be hiding?
19th March 2011, 10:32 AM
The Opera browser has been installed and works fine. However it would be nice to know where this "Wassup trojan " is in Mozilla so it can be got rid of. Ideas? Thanks anyway for the Opera suggestion.
19th March 2011, 11:47 AM
Did you try as different user? Some cursory googling indicates that the wassup orange thing has been around for a few years, apparently not affecting everyone.
I would try as a different user, or even temporarily moving $HOME/.mozilla to something like ~/.mozilla.bak and seeing if somehow it got into your home profile.
You can try something like locate wassup (assuming you have mlocate installed and have run updatedb) with variations on case, but it's probably some entry in a file rather than a file itself.
I wonder if Fedora's mozilla is more vulnerable than others? It used to install a bunch of language packs whether you wanted it to or not. Not sure what it does now. (Ok, a look at addons seems to indicate that it doesn't do that now, though rpm -ql firefox |grep langpack shows a bunch of things.)
It would be interesting to try to go to Wassup with another distro and see if it happens there too.
I should add that I'm not accusing Fedora of being less secure, more idle speculation than accusation. My earlier post makes it sound as if I'm saying, Oh, it must be a Fedora weakness, whereas it's more idle curiosity of how it is happening, does it happen with other distributions, other browsers, etc.
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