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Old 10-12-2007, 06:36 AM   #1
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Smile How To Install Calm Av ?


ive downloaded an antivirus known as "calm AV" to my PC running mandriva 2008.
Now can somebody tell me that do i really need any antivirus or not, if yes then please tell how to install it?
 
Old 10-12-2007, 07:12 AM   #2
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In what format is the install file? I assume you mean ClamAV, it may well be in your repositories and easier to install via urpmi or the add/remove programs dialogue. If you serve files (via email or other method) to Windows boxes, an av is strongly advised. Just because we're safe doesn't mean they are!
 
Old 10-12-2007, 07:40 AM   #3
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yup, I have detected a couple of viruses, none that I would care about, but if you share files it's good to have some basic scan stuff. Every year or so I check my system for linux malware. Never found any so far.
 
Old 10-12-2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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so practically talkiing You people are saying that mandrva cant be affected from any type of viruses!!
 
Old 10-12-2007, 11:53 AM   #5
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There are a small handful of Linux viruses but most are proof of concept. But we shouldn't be complacent - just because there aren't any today doesn't mean that this will stay the same for ever.
 
Old 10-12-2007, 12:05 PM   #6
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So what is the possible remedy for such an unseen condition??
 
Old 10-12-2007, 12:10 PM   #7
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Get a virus guard, keep it up to date. Also, make sure your firewall is enabled, make sure your security patches are applied regularly and don't run out of date software or OSes. Same as for that other operating system
 
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Installing an antivirus program!

edit: damn, should refresh before I post...
 
Old 10-12-2007, 12:33 PM   #9
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Well technically it can. But it's a low security risk. If you keep your firewall active, and don't run everything as root, or install fishy packages from all over the place, you should be fine.

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