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  1. gerone

    gerone Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. 1002richards

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    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?

    Richard
     
  3. arochester

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    What distro are you using?
     
  4. gerone

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    lsde
     
  5. gerone

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    sorry, its lxde
     
  6. arochester

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    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?
     
  7. gerone

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    How can i tell?
     
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    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?

    Thanks (y)
     
  9. arochester

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    Open a Terminal. Input the command: uname -a

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