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Old 02-07-2004, 10:46 PM   #1
im_ka
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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?

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Old 02-07-2004, 11:00 PM   #2
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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 ;-)
 
Old 02-13-2004, 07:12 PM   #3
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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:

[fedora.us-stable]
name=Fedora.us Supplemental Packages (Stable)
baseurl=http://download.fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/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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