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Old 03-26-2006, 08:13 PM   #1
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anti virus, spyware, adware, etc..


My understanding is that linux isnt very prone to these much, but if they are, what freeware/open source programs are the ones to use?

AND How do you cofigure fire wall in kde?
 
Old 03-26-2006, 08:20 PM   #2
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I've found ClamAV to be about the best AV app out there. I don't really bother abouot adware and such because it just never seems to be a problem.

Linux firewall is basically iptables. I use Guarddog to configure it, but there are other tools available as well.
 
Old 03-26-2006, 08:26 PM   #3
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My understanding is that linux isnt very prone to these much, but if they are, what freeware/open source programs are the ones to use?
Don't need it, don't bother unless you're running a mail server that is sending email messages to a Windoze box.
 
Old 03-26-2006, 08:36 PM   #4
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virus scanning is not that necessary on linux but take a look at sourceforge for more free programs
 
Old 03-26-2006, 10:08 PM   #5
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There is a Linux version of AVG:

http://www.grisoft.com/doc/10/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

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