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Old 05-16-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
doncos
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No AV database found upon av scan Linux Xandros FF2.0 EPC 900 4GB


I have tried several times to do an av scan with the ASUS provided software and each time it says "failed" NO av database found. I tried the "hold depressed the power button and press F9 several times and reboot to factory settings" Nada, zip -nothing. It does update the av definitions okay.

Do I really need to download a good FREE av? If so, which one?

Do I need a firewall?

Cox broadband is my ISP and the free Macaffee does not support my linux os!!!

Thanks in advance,
Donald in Dixie
 
Old 05-16-2010, 03:42 AM   #2
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Do I really need to download a good FREE av?
In general, no. You could deploy AV if you share documents between your GNU/Linux system and other (peoples) non-GNU/Linux systems you would like to protect. *If you search LQ you'll find more than a few threads with details about free AV and reasons why you won't need AV in general.


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Do I need a firewall?
Even if behind a firewall(/router) it would be good to deploy a firewall.
 
  


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