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Old 08-08-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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Antivirus and Antispyware

I installed Zorin OS 3 on a flash drive successfully and I would like to know how to install antivirus and antispyware apps on it also.It does have WINE on /in it also.
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Look at using ClamAV for antivirus (there are no active viruses for Linux today, but this may change. If you are sharing files with Windows clients an antivirus program is a good idea). There are no antispyware programs for Linux because spyware programs aren't written for it.
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Most "big" antivirus vendors have a Linux version, but it is only to scan for Windows viruses. Linux viruses are too rare to care about. stay out of root account and your fine.
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Originally Posted by looch1340 View Post
I installed Zorin OS 3 on a flash drive successfully and I would like to know how to install antivirus and antispyware apps on it also.It does have WINE on /in it also.
The only reason you would want anti-virus software on Linux is when you are afraid you can copy an infected file to a Windows machine.

Remember, Linux is 100% immune to Windows viruses, because it simply doesn't understand Windows executables!


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