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Old 10-27-2009, 11:16 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by falcon990 View Post
i do already have this setup as explained, but the machine is so badly infected i cant clean it, short of formatting and starting again, so thought lets try linux, less chance of it getting infected, the problem i had was not the virus infecting it from outside, but rather inside the machine, now i dont know enough as to whether linux can get infected like that, but it certainly saves me when its time to upgrade in the future as i just have to pull out an old pentium 3 or whatever i have lying around and using that. and as i have to go through this whole procedure with either nt4 or linux, why not linux, if it worked i have less chance of it crashing on me and less maintance, so in that sense linux outways microsoft
Well, the host machine is not likely to be infected like a Windows one would. However, your Windows machines can still freely mess up whatever they can write to. So the contents of your samba share is as vulnerable as the machines with rights to write to it.

The rest of the OS however shouldn't have any problem with that.


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