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    Question free firewall and antivirus software the best for Mandriva ?


    It was heard that Linux is much safer than Windows, because fewer hackers attempt to attack Linux, maybe it is truth, and maybe it is just a rumor, I don't want to take the risk, so is there any free firewall and antivirus software the best for Mandriva ?

    There is no antivirus software comes along with the new version Mandriva 2007 Spring Free DVD.

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    its true that Linux is very safe and there is no need to install any antivirus package. on safer side, you can install rkhunter to keep a check.
    check this 'Short Security Gudie'.
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    Yes, devils_casper is correct. Considering that Mandriva 2007/One is fitted with a network manager that allows you to firewall particular connections.

    Try this:
    Applications > System > Configure Your Computer > Networking (or something similar).

    There should be 2 options, firewall your network, or your pc which will protect your network.

    Linux is virus resistant because there is hardly any automatic activity, most users have to chmod a file, and run it in the terminal themselves, so it is less likely you will get a virus on Mandriva.

    Just for advice, you can improve your security by frequently updating your software packages (Which can be found in the Install/Add/Remove Software Configuration Panel).

    Best Regards,
    Dan

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    Hi - I wrote this guide to security some time ago. It's still fairly up-to-date, but it doesn't cover everything. It might help you get started, so that's why I'm signposting it here.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    hi fingal !

    i posted link of your guide only. its really helpful.








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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    hi fingal !

    i posted link of your guide only. its really helpful.

    Casper
    Oooops, sorry. I didn't read that bit.
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