So on Linux I'm safe some what with out an anti-virus tool,
Can put one on if it makes me feel safer, just need to review the tools and decide if I need them.
Thanks to all..
Rootkit Hunter. I run it every once in a while, for piece of mind.
It is available in the Fedora Project's EPEL repo amongst othes. If you've got that repo configured and enabled, you can do:
It is a simple command-line based program, it doesn't take too long to run, and often has interesting and eye-opening results.Code:
yum install rkhunter
I know there were scare stories by the likes Kapersky Labs in an attempt to flog their wares to those who didn't know better.
The one I read about depended on a number of different things you had to be running at the same time.
Besides Linux in 1997 and Linux now are vastly different but those coming from a Windows background think that a PC inherently has to be vulnerable to viruses.
Linux security is not and has never been that slack and dependent on some third party industry that has grown up around insecure and badly written PC software system.
By all means if you run Linux only and are of a nervous disposition or you run a mix of Linux and Windows, buy the magic potion so Linux won't pass any nasties on to unprotected Windows systems where they would cause maximum mayhem.
I would like someone to show me where I missed Bliss in 1997 - I must have been asleep or comatose that whole year.