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Surfmonkey 11-26-2003 10:14 PM

Linux antivirus?
 
do i need an antivirus for Linux>? im not sure what virus are that attack linux systems, but i would imagine an antivirus program wouldnt be a bad idea...is their one?

darthtux 11-26-2003 10:20 PM

That depends: is it a mail server or not?

mail server for windows machines -> yes
otherwise -> no

If it's your machine. Don't open an attachment you don't know what is and you'll be fine. You'll probably be fine anyway since most viruses don't infect linux ;)

darthtux 11-26-2003 10:22 PM

Take a look at this thread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=106606

Surfmonkey 11-26-2003 10:23 PM

its not a mail server, just a work station i guess.. i have win2k/RH 7.2 dual boot.

what about spyware?

darthtux 11-26-2003 10:34 PM

To prevent spyware you need a firewall like netfilter
http://www.netfilter.org/
and tripwire is always a good idea if your interested in security
http://www.tripwire.com/

Surfmonkey 11-26-2003 10:48 PM

thanks darth....i didnt see the the antivirus thread...i try to stick to the newbie room so i dont get stepped on :)

thanks :)

for my win2k partition, i use adaware6.0 its the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Thanks again

darthtux 11-26-2003 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Surfmonkey
thanks darth....i didnt see the the antivirus thread...i try to stick to the newbie room so i dont get stepped on :)

thanks :)

No prob. :)

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