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Old 05-08-2003, 11:34 AM   #16
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Afraid she'll go ugly if she does????
Mine is much more sexy since she installed debian
 
Old 05-08-2003, 11:47 AM   #17
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lol... that's cool...


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Old 05-08-2003, 12:33 PM   #18
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I use RAV Antivirus (www.ravantivirus.com).

It caught an infected email for me; there was some kind of frame-exploit in it and I could have passed it on to correspondents. As it is, I was able to delete the infected file and alert its sender to the worm (if that's the correct term) on his own system.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 12:35 PM   #19
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does the anti virus slow down your system??
 
Old 05-08-2003, 12:50 PM   #20
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does the anti virus slow down your system??
Not normally, since it doesn't have the capability of running in resident mode like some of the more sophisticated ones can do (at least in MS Windows).

Usually I just make sure I have the most recent updates to it, and then scan my email once or twice a day. Since I'm not on any network but the Internet, email is the greatest threat to my system. I scan ALL files occasionally, which takes about ten to twelve minutes, and when that's going on it slows things down somewhat. For normal office-type stuff, the slowdown is not bothersome. If I played games requiring disk access I might have to wait till the scan is over.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 12:56 PM   #21
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You could always run it at a lower priority.

See man nice
 
Old 05-08-2003, 01:28 PM   #22
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You could always run it at a lower priority.

See man nice
Good idea! I'll look into that. I don't really need to do away with the slowdown as it's only for a few minutes and I'm not doing anything critical or gaming-like as a rule, but I'll probably be able to apply what I learn to something else one of these days. Thanks!
 
Old 05-08-2003, 01:35 PM   #23
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Speaking of anti-virus for Linux, do you know just how difficult it is to write a virus for Linux? If not, check out the Virus writing HOWTO.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 01:38 PM   #24
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Speaking of anti-virus for Linux, do you know just how difficult it is to write a virus for Linux? If not, check out the Virus writing HOWTO.
Ooh... I'm not sure I want to click on that link with the government snooping along all the electronic pathways nowadays. Maybe I'd better do it at the library!
 
Old 05-08-2003, 01:49 PM   #25
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I think the government has read it. I notice more government sites moving to Linux servers. You can check their servers, BTW, with Netcraft.
 
  


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