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hi, I was just wondering if there a any antivirus and spyware removers for linux operating systems maybe free or ones that u have to buy. I have looked in ...
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    antivirus and spyware removers!!!


    hi, I was just wondering if there a any antivirus and spyware removers for linux operating systems maybe free or ones that u have to buy. I have looked in google but I have find antivirus that cost over 200 bucks I wish that i could find a few that are cheaper. Thanks!!!

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    Hi zapper, the fact that anti virus is "hard to find" for linux platform, is simple. There about "no" harmfull virus for linux. The "only" reason you would want a n AV, is if you have a dual platform box and that your windows part gets "virused" this way you could simply run under linux the AV but again... why should we even get a virus under windows... if you dont boot in it

    for spyware... I haven't got a single clue if it even could exist under linux... I really dont think so...

    Hope this helps you in any matter
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    Hey thanks for the info, I kind of thought that was the reason of few AVs for linux but now Im sure. by the way the reason why I asked for spyware removers and AVs its because my internet connection(DSL) has been running really slow under linux, I logged in windows to see if it was a problem from my ISP but it runs really fast under windows and I thought it might have been spyware or viruses.
    Well thanks for the info I guess I dont have to worry about spyware or viruses as much as I did in the "evil blue box".

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    As for your "slow" internet connection under linux, there's a GREAT site for speed test connection

    http://toast.net/performance/
    also.... note that driver are an important fact on speed. make sure you have to up-to-date NiC drivers for your distro

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    I guess I will have to wait until mandrake official is available if it isn't before I can get any updates. Thanks for the website (my connection is running 295 *k even though i don't know if thats good or not)

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    Mandrake 10.1 official is avaliable as adownload from there mirrors;

    have a good holiday season;

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    You might try editing your /etc/resolv.conf file to make sure that an actual DNS IP is the first entry. Often times, it's set to 127.0.0.1 or some other non-DNS server. This will make your connection really slow.

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