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Old 11-26-2003, 11:14 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:20 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:22 PM   #3
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Take a look at this thread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=106606
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:23 PM   #4
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its not a mail server, just a work station i guess.. i have win2k/RH 7.2 dual boot.

what about spyware?
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:34 PM   #5
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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/
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:48 PM   #6
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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
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:53 PM   #7
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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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