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This is quite intersting, but i found a metaphore that describes it, my friend said this once, and i know its not entirely accurate techinicaly, but screw it A virus ...
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    This is quite intersting, but i found a metaphore that describes it, my friend said this once, and i know its not entirely accurate techinicaly, but screw it
    A virus in linux is like putting one english man in a room with 27 retarded epileptic tibetians and trying to convince them to count upword using only prime numbers
    .....my reaction also...but amusing nontheless[/quote]

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    Just another newb question. Everyone says "never run as root" for the obvious reason that if you don't, a virus will find itself presented with a password prompt when it tries to do serious mischief. Is use of the "su" command just as dangerous?

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    virus stuff

    For people who have used virus protection on their linux home box (sounds like a few don't), which types of VP have you liked? I am looking for the Free'er type if you know what I mean. I am in a similar boat as the fellow above... that and I am somewhat untrusting.

    Also do any of you use something like spybot? Is this uneccessary or is just a firewall all that is needed?
    Ack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lotharjade
    For people who have used virus protection on their linux home box (sounds like a few don't), which types of VP have you liked? I am looking for the Free'er type if you know what I mean. I am in a similar boat as the fellow above... that and I am somewhat untrusting.

    Also do any of you use something like spybot? Is this uneccessary or is just a firewall all that is needed?
    I don't think linux is capable of running Spybot. It is kind a sad because it is such a good program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phopogologo
    I don't think linux is capable of running Spybot. It is kind a sad because it is such a good program.
    Sad? Linux doesn't need to run Spybot. Why would you want it to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Sad? Linux doesn't need to run Spybot. Why would you want it to?
    I have to admit I don't know very much about the subject so you are most probably right. I justknew spybot doesn't work in linux. I didn't know it wasn't necessary, sorry. But thanks for correcting me then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phopogologo
    I have to admit I don't know very much about the subject so you are most probably right. I justknew spybot doesn't work in linux. I didn't know it wasn't necessary, sorry. But thanks for correcting me then.
    Well, I agree that Spybot is a nice program (and *very* useful in MS Windows). I just wanted to point out that the fact it is not needed and won't run in Linux isn't a bad thing.
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    Maybe the school is aking for virus protection in Linux because they think you can email an infected attachment to a Windows computer without knowing
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