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star shaped icon appeared on acer netbook desktop


polly100

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I cannot remove this icon, nor access the internet. I assume this to be some form of malware? I have CCleaner and other malware tools on a usb stick, but when I insert it and navigate to the folder containing the software the programme icons are replaced by the same star symbol and I cannot access the software to run it. The OS is some variant of Linux, I don't know which though. Can anyone advise how to get to the Linux equivalent of safe mode, or better still, what this is and how to remove it?

Thanks in advance.

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dororof

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Have you tried this reply to your question here.? Do you know the model number so we can verify the installed distro,I believe it could be Linpus Lite.?

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polly100

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Hi, yes have seen this reply and have tried to follow the advice, but I get a message saying '[user@localhost ~}$ When I reset and clear this info and try to type anything in to this window I am unable to save the modified text?

The model is an acer aspire one, model no. ZG5.

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