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Old 02-01-2006, 10:33 AM   #1
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Anti virus & spyware


Is there a need for this in Linux???
 
Old 02-01-2006, 10:41 AM   #2
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Good question; after several years of linux use I'm inclined to say 'not yet, anyway'. I would run a rootkit detector once in a while.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 10:42 AM   #3
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Spy ware no. Almost no need for a anti-virus program either. Klamav is available, there are a few more. I use one to check for viruses on my windbloze partition.

There just are not many viruses that willeven execute on a linux machine.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 10:55 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info!!
 
Old 02-01-2006, 11:37 AM   #5
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I use klamav, but only so that I do not transfer windows viruses to my windows boxes.
 
  


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