linux and viruses
this might be a stupid question, but (as a newbie) i wanna clear this up.
is there any danger of getting a virus using linux?
i mean, i'd say no 'cause not much can be done without a root password. is it really this simple?
do a search on the site if you want more detail then what i am going to say, because this question is asked all the time, and you can see other comments ...
anyways, there is basically not a big danger of you getting a virus
last i checked, there was approx. ~80 viruses that existed ... so the threat is not really there, but regardless you should never take security lightly ;-)
there are viruses for linux - but nowhere near the amount that winodws has. if you want you can d/l clamav through yum. just add this line to your yum.conf:
name=Fedora.us Supplemental Packages (Stable)
and at command prompt type:
yum install clamav
run it every now and then and use the 'freshclam' command to keep updated.
there is documentation at clamav.net
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