Software updater no longer functional

MR ZenWiz mrzenwiz at
Fri Jan 20 06:12:47 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 9:41 PM, Bret Busby <bret.busby at> wrote:
> I do not know whether it is part of your problem, but I have been
> getting this persistent malicious entry in the software updates -
> "Automatic software updater", which seems to be a trojan with the
> objective of turning the system into an unusable MS Windows - like
> brick - forever updating and rebooting, and, when a user actually gets
> a break in the paralysis, that allows the user to do something with
> the computer, once the user starts using the computer, away it goes
> again.
> How do I block this trojan, so that I do not inadvertently miss
> deselecting it in a required system update?
> I am using UbuntuMATE 16.04 (updated, except for the trojan).

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one of your own, if you would.


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