LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-16-2005, 07:34 PM   #1
kompact
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: LE 2005 -
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 15
AV/Firewall/Spyware/Process Guard - You Recommend?


Brand new to Linux, just testing out Ubuntu. In WinXP I use Symantec Corp/Kerio FW/Ad-Aware/Diamond Process Guard/East Tec Eraser and Window Washer for my security needs.

As I am new to Linux I have NO idea what security solutions are even out there let alone what are the best ones to use. Can you point me in the right direction?

Thanks for the help = }
 
Old 04-16-2005, 07:36 PM   #2
Mega Man X
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: ~
Distribution: Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Solaris, DSL
Posts: 5,339

Rep: Reputation: 64
You don't need any. Just never run anything as root and keep your packages up-to-date and learn how to configure your firewall. That's all. No need for anti-spyware, anti-virus, anti-something else
 
Old 04-16-2005, 10:50 PM   #3
masonm
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Following the white rabbit
Distribution: Solus
Posts: 2,254

Rep: Reputation: 47
Firestarter and Guarddog are both GUI frontends that make configuring your firewall much easier.

As for anti-virus, it's rare to have virus troubles on a Linux box, but despite what some would tell you, it can happen. As I said, not likely, but remotely possible. Clamav is a decent anti-virus app for Linux. I've been running Linux for 10 years and never had a virus problem and don't run any anti-virus except on servers.

Linux is very secure in itself. As long as you aren't running as root I wouldn't worry about it too much.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Configure guard dog firewall kjy2k79 Linux - Networking 2 09-01-2005 09:56 AM
Firewall, Anti-Spyware and Antivirus for Debian Mondus Linux - Security 5 08-24-2005 07:16 PM
Please recommend me a rc.firewall script mikebalcos Slackware 12 07-11-2005 04:38 PM
Anti-Virus/Firewall/Spyware ClericPreston Linux - Newbie 16 05-25-2005 04:43 PM
Anti-Virus/Firewall/Spyware ClericPreston Linux - Newbie 2 07-01-2004 05:42 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:25 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration