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    Is it necessary to have an antispy and/or an antivarus programme on open suse.

    If so, can someone recommend one they have been using.

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    I personally don't touch the stuff. I have complete confidence in my webiquette , as most spyware/malware is aimed at the Windows platform. But I'm sure enough people will disagree with me about whether to use or to not use it.

    Unless you are surfing the net as root, but if you do that maybe you should just stick with Windows.
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    Some Linux users install security apps and some don't.

    You can check this short guide to security for some help in deciding whether or not you need to install any security apps:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...-security.html
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    Thanks to scathefire and ozar.

    Have read the links you suggested, and think I'llforgo the bother of setting up additional protection until such times as I notice a lot of correspondence on the forum re problems security wise.

    What a pleasure it is to be away from windows.

    Again thanks for your prompt response.

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