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Old 11-02-2003, 07:57 AM   #1
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viruses on rh9

hey i just wanted to know if viruses could attack my rh 9 and if they could does there exist an equivalent of norton antivirus or McAffe for linux as well?
Old 11-02-2003, 11:37 AM   #2
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There are linux viruses, but the're very rare and usually they don't have a dangerous payload. Worms are more common, but again they are pretty rare as well. If you keep up with your security patches and have a firewall, you're probably OK.

If you're hyper-paranoid, there are commercial anti-virus products made by Kaspersky Labs and F-Prot. I think Symantec may have a linux version of NAV, but I'm not sure.


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