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Old 05-07-2003, 12:31 PM   #1
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anti virus for linux??


uhmm, i was just wonderin' if theres an anti-virus for Linux??
is it advisable to use anti-virus for linux??
 
Old 05-07-2003, 12:43 PM   #2
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Short answer: You don't really need it.

Longer answer: Use the search for the site, there's been a couple of discussions about Linux and viruses which should cover most of it.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 01:48 PM   #3
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The only virusses that can really harm a Linux system are windows ones that run under wine. These can propogate as normal and if you have the windows exe mime type set up like in KDE or something, it can run straight away, forward itself with wine's inbuilt SMTP engine and be just as destructive. There are only a few virii known for Linux, most of them depend on a server vulnerability or the user mistakenly installing it. There is an anti virus program for Linux (F-PROT) but I don't know whether its free or how good it is.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 01:58 PM   #4
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You can be your own antivirus:
don't run root if you don't need it and you'll be ok
 
Old 05-07-2003, 02:01 PM   #5
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ok. thnx 4 d info guys

 
Old 05-07-2003, 06:05 PM   #6
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if you are not root because of the file permissions you cant write out side of your home directory so only thing virri can do you is mess with your home files.and you cant effect other user in the machine but if you are root you are death
 
Old 05-07-2003, 06:14 PM   #7
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I always wonder how you samba people handle anti-virus.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 06:22 PM   #8
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I always wonder how you samba people handle anti-virus.
antivirus on windoze boxes maybe
 
Old 05-07-2003, 06:24 PM   #9
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bah' I don't trust it and I don't trust you winking at me either
 
Old 05-07-2003, 07:25 PM   #10
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the f-prot works pretty well. the command line version
is free for personal use, which is true for the linux version.
i use it all the time to delete klez attachments out of my
email. I also put it on my custom knoppix cdrom to
check others windows machines for virii.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 07:32 PM   #11
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bah' I don't trust it and I don't trust you winking at me either
For all you know I could be a linux babe
what's in a (nick)name?
 
Old 05-08-2003, 01:14 AM   #12
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For all you know I could be a linux babe
what's in a (nick)name?
lol... yeah right
 
Old 05-08-2003, 01:32 AM   #13
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Well even if you were a women, with a name like iceman...bah just don't wink at me again okay...it makes me feel uncomfortable.

P.S. Not to affend any of our fine women here but I went to school with a lot of women and there were no good looking girls who were into computers. My girlfriend doesn't know much about computers and I'd like to keep it that way.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 06:33 AM   #14
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P.S. Not to affend any of our fine women here but I went to school with a lot of women and there were no good looking girls who were into computers. My girlfriend doesn't know much about computers and I'd like to keep it that way.
that can be true.... but i know alot of pretty girls who are into computer...

if a girl is into computer, even if she's not that pretty... she'll definitely get my attention...

 
Old 05-08-2003, 06:56 AM   #15
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Originally posted by Crashed_Again P.S. Not to affend any of our fine women here but I went to school with a lot of women and there were no good looking girls who were into computers. My girlfriend doesn't know much about computers and I'd like to keep it that way. [/B]
Afraid she'll go ugly if she does????

Anne
 
  


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