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Old 06-25-2003, 03:18 PM   #1
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Linux Virii ????


Hi, ive been looking round the web for linux virus scanners, but found absolutly NOTHING on the topic.

i understand that a windows virii cannot harm a linux machine, but do any linux virii actually exist ?

and if so, how do i protect my system againsed them ?
 
Old 06-25-2003, 03:27 PM   #2
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Search the forums, theres 5 or 6 threads with long discussions.

Try searching "antivirus for linux" or just "antivirus"
 
Old 06-25-2003, 03:27 PM   #3
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and if so, how do i protect my system againsed them ?

never run as root
 
Old 06-25-2003, 03:55 PM   #4
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Here is a link to an ariticle that mentions several Linux virus scanners. At several points in the article it provides links to several different Linux virus scanners. I am wondering if that is something I should be using or not? I only have my two computers at home. If someone has a Linux server of some kind with Windows clients perhaps they should scan for viruses. That way a Linux server could probably help protect the more vulnerable Windows clients. Should I use something like that at home with Linux on a dual-boot computer?

http://newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=03/06/13/2045247
 
Old 06-25-2003, 04:10 PM   #5
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You dont really need to run an antivirus. While there are a few linux virii, they have to be run as root and given full permissions, so you'd have to be pretty ignorant to actually get infected.

Yes, not running as root and not executing strange binaries should protect you, no reason to run an antivirus.
 
  


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