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Old 12-03-2007, 05:31 PM   #1
magikshock
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Question Need help in security:Antivirus and firewall protection for mandriva 20007 spring


Hi I've currently installed mandriva 2007 spring into my system and don't know how to protect my pc from viruses and hackers. Recently due to a malicious program attack all my e-mail addresses and other passwords have been compromised [I dont want that to happen again ]. I'm a newbie mandriva user and i want to know which antivirus software and firewall should i use to ensure total security of my system [i wud also lyk to knw about the sites from where i can download these softwares and also the installation procedures as much in details as possible]. Help is needed.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 05:46 PM   #2
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Linux generally doesn't need anti-virus, and has a firewall built in called iptables, you only need an anti-virus if you run a mail server. There are some graphical interfaces to iptables but I forget the names of them at this moment
 
Old 12-03-2007, 06:19 PM   #3
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The Mandriva Control Center has a utility for security settings and iptables firewall configuration. If that is not to your liking try
firestarter or guarddog which are popular graphical front-end utilities for iptables.

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