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Old 02-22-2005, 04:21 AM   #1
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I have a question.
Was any virus written to harm linux/Unix Based System?
If yes. What they are?
and what about anti viruses?

Thanks alot
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Old 02-22-2005, 04:31 AM   #2
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Yes and yes.

There are viruses and programmes to stop them.

It's true to say that there are far less the Windows. But we all know that here, so lets not belabour the point...

Just search google really.
Old 02-22-2005, 04:40 AM   #3
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what is their names?
is there any link to them?
are they opensource viruses?

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Old 02-22-2005, 05:00 AM   #4
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Opensource viruses? Why, do you want to get your hands on the sources? Maybe program one or two?
Old 02-22-2005, 05:07 AM   #5
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concerns are and should notjust be with viri but rootkits,trojans and can be ruthless.

bitdefender has a list of nix* varients and windows cross varients.

bitdefender ireland has an online scanner for linux as well.

Theres plenty of more sites...have a look at your nearest google.


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