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Hi Schneidz, Many thanks for your info,butI am afraid it is way above my head.
I guess I'll stick with XP Pro for the time being, getting off the blocks with Ubuntu is proving just to difficult.
Maybe someone should have mentioned in this thread that there's practically
NO viruses for Linux out there, and an anti-virus product isn't really an
essential unless you're concerned about passing virus-infested mail on to
people you know....
Also, if AVG doesn't work for you, have a look at f-prot (it has a Linux version
that's free for non-commercial use), and ClamAV, which is openSource.
AVG not working certainly isn't a good enough reason not to use Linux. ;}
I run AVG on my Linux server (Ubuntu 8.04) just because I use it to store a lot of Windows related files and it gives me another opinion as to the presence of any viruses. I created a launcher (like a Windows desktop shortcut) with the command line "gksu avggui" (no quotes). This launcher will ask me for my password (I am the first user account created and thus have "root" powers when needed). It then runs AVG with root powers and can download updates and scan anything on the machine.
Here is a trick (kluge) to figure out what the command line equivalent is to something on the menu...
- Right click on the menu entry for the program and "add launcher to desktop"
- Right click on the launcher on the desktop and examine its "properties"
- The command is on the right most tab titled "Launcher"
Not quite as simple as right clicking on the menu item and examining the properties directly as you can in XP but not too bad.