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Hai all, Can a virus attack a unix/linux box? As we know windows is suffering from massive attacks by the viruses, so how about linux box? Can we find viruses ...
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    Unhappy Virus attack on linux box.


    Hai all,

    Can a virus attack a unix/linux box? As we know windows is suffering from massive attacks by the viruses, so how about linux box? Can we find viruses in a linux box? If so is there any software to wipe out viruses from the linux box? So please any one explain regarding these questions.

    Thank U.

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    Try this search...

    From google try :-

    linux virus

    and you shall be informed

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    Not really, but if you are running X as root and surfing the web as root you run a potential risk of being owned by malicious code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naveen Kumar D
    Can a virus attack a unix/linux box? As we know windows is suffering from massive attacks by the viruses, so how about linux box? Can we find viruses in a linux box? If so is there any software to wipe out viruses from the linux box? So please any one explain regarding these questions.
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    Thanks dude.

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    Topic moved to more apropriate area.

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    I used to run Clamav every now and again, but I've never found a virus on my box. I would run Rootkit Hunter instead. I really like this little programme (it runs from a command line).

    It takes a few goes to learn how to run it to your satisfaction, and it often produces one or two alarming messages! But mostly these are nothing to worry about.
    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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