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19-Jul-2012, 09:39 PM #1
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I am running Linux in my netbook. Had to erase the original Windows 7 factory installation and have no back-up or installation CD's. After 2 months, my web surfing on Mozilla has got attacked by these pop-ups from LiVid prompting me to download the free installation. By now they are everywhere there is suppossed to be a picture or video on the web, even on e-mail attachments. I cannot open any picture or video online because this crap is all over my system. I cannot download this LiVid thing on my present Linux configuration nor can I run Explorer nor Google Chrome because they all will always fail to install on my netbook PC. Any help?
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20-Jul-2012, 12:51 AM #2
Hi,
Some ideas you could try:
- back up all your important docs, pics etc to external media (eg external hard drive)
- use a live cd to reinstall your Linux operating system, allow the install process to format the drive (that's why you need to back up you docs, pics etc)
- enable firewall on your new install (easy in Ubuntu but are you using that?)
- with Firefox install add-on 'AdBlocker'

Internet Explorer won't run on Linux without 'Wine' and Chromium Browser is Chrome but aimed at Linux, so it might be a better choice.

Hope these are of some help?

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20-Jul-2012, 03:55 PM #3
What distro are you using?
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what distro are you using?
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20-Jul-2012, 06:06 PM #5
sorry, its lxde
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20-Jul-2012, 07:15 PM #6
No, lxde is a desktop enviroment - Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment

What distro, what kind of Linux are you using?

Do you mean LMDE? Linux Mint Debian Edition?
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20-Jul-2012, 10:20 PM #7
How can i tell?
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How can i tell?
What name show up when you boot in to it? Is it perhaps one of the more well known such as Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Mint, Debian, Fedora - do any names sound familiar?

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21-Jul-2012, 03:21 AM #9
Open a Terminal. Input the command: uname -a

What does it say? You can copy and paste the result here.
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