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Old 04-10-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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How to understand virus is comming


Can anyone explain me How to understand virus is comming
 
Old 04-10-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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You need to explain exactly what it is you are asking.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 05:42 PM   #3
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How to understand virus is comming
A question
Is the English language your first and primary language ?

" the sky is falling , the sky is falling the sky ......."
 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:14 PM   #4
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You need to explain exactly what it is you are asking.
most people says virus is not comming in linux is this true
 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #5
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You have to put a microphone inside of your computer. When virus is comming you will hear it.
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:30 PM   #6
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You have to put a microphone inside of your computer. When virus is comming you will hear it.
till no can you explain how ?
 
Old 04-10-2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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Someone will eventually answer the question that has seen a virus in linux but in the 3 yrs that I've been using linux, I haven't experienced 1. Most viruses that are floating around are said to be more windows executeables rather than linux.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #8
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though " linux" is very generic
and what one defines as a virus makes a VERY big difference

right now there is a issue on Googles Android
the USERS them selves are installing "trojans" that are in the programs
if YOU install the virus then it will run

mainly from pirated versions of programs on Chinese servers

but Apple and Microsoft also have this EXACT same problem
PEBKAC or PEBCAK
"Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair"

but the ONLY viruses i have found are on Microsoft Windows Operating Systems , scanned from a linux os

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Old 04-10-2013, 07:46 PM   #9
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Folks do not understand the simple truth - every virus needs to exploit a vulnerability in order to do its work.
Say, I want to write a virus for Windows. Easy task. There are hundreds (possibly thousands) of security holes to exploit. Once I penetrate the victims defenses I'm in, I'm the boss, I can do anything, I own it.
OTOH, writing a successful virus for POSIX compliant operating systems is a daunting task.
First, they do not have lots of vulnerabilities.
Second, even if I can find one it will not give me unlimited rights, most likely I will just be stopped by another layer of security (unless some stoopid user is using the box as root, in which case I'm in for good).
Third, those few vulnerabilities in POSIX systems are fixed in hours after they are discovered. While hundreds of Windows security holes are not addressed at all. A year ago Microsoft made news by fixing a security hole which was known for 19 years ... do I need to say more?
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #10
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Hi, I use clamav and clamtk to monitor and scan downloads and other files.

Hope this helps you

Glenn

ref. http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/...rus-clamav.php
 
Old 04-10-2013, 08:37 PM   #11
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The amount of variations in Linux distros also helps.
Check the Security Forum for deeper answers.
 
Old 04-11-2013, 06:03 AM   #12
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You have to put a microphone inside of your computer. When virus is comming you will hear it.
grreat answer! you really improved my mood, thanks
 
  


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