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Old 09-03-2015, 06:25 AM   #16
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Comodo Antivirus for Linux gives complete protection to Linux user's a tool to avoid virus infection. Remember if that .rar album you just downloaded is infected with a win virus. It might be safe inside a Linux OS.
Old 09-04-2015, 08:49 PM   #17
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Antivirus programs are pretty useless against today's more sophisticated threats. Antivirus programs are more suited to older less sophisticated viruses. Malware and malvertising are the biggest threats today for all OSes because it takes advantages of exploits in flash, java and software.

It's best to use web browser extensions and plugins to limit malware and malvertising and of course some common sense.

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Old 09-04-2015, 09:35 PM   #18
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Linux does not rely on anti-virus to keep You "safe" from malware, it is more a holistic approach that implements timely updates to possibly vulnerable software, a permission system (you are generally a root user when you log on to WindoZe), a set of safe software you can install, plus apparmor, selinux, "anti-rootkit" software the list goes on, note not all the above are implemented on every distro it is just an illustrative list.
If you are using Windows without an anti-virus software package it is likely you will be infected with nasties sooner rather than later, not so with Linux as it has taken care of the most likely vulnerabilities in it's own fashion, not that it will stop you doing something stupid like downloading untrusted software.

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Android which isn't GNU/LINUX, but just uses a linux kernel is more vulnerable to malware and exploits then a true linux os. eg. stagefright for example.

The good news is my lazy phone carrier finally release security updates for the stagefright exploit yesterday.
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
no kidding

i received a call form " i am working with your isp " saying they detected that my windows 8 computer had viruses and that they were calling to fix it

??? i run OpenSUSE and Scientific Linux
I was getting a rash of these calls. One day when I had nothing better to do I just followed his (Windows) CLI instructions, relaying the error messages to him. After about ten minutes of this he screamed "WHAT KIND OF COMPUTER DO YOU HAVE???" just before he hung up. His frustration for time I spent was an absolute bargain.
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