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Can malware enter Ubuntu system?

Tong-golden

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I have a computer with two systems, one is Windows, the other is Ubuntu (installed by my boyfriend). I may have clicked on something and downloaded a malware from the Internet. My homepage was changed to Cassiopesa Search without any knowing. I found this post and took steps to remove add-ons on three browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome) and system files as well. But the question is that I have shared a file before I notice the malware to the other system (Ubuntu). My BF does not know the infection yet. I wonder can it affect the system? And how?
 

vesp3r

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It certainly is. Ubuntu is not malware-proof.
What you have is called Adware and you should look for a way to remove it from Ubuntu. Most guides are how to remove it on windows systems
 
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