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    What antivirus for OpenSUSE do you recommend?


    I hear you...

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    You don't need one unless you are running a server and passing unknown files to Windows machines.

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    Funny you should mention this. While screwing around looking for a Marilyn Monroe on a motorcycle Wallpaper I ran into a infected site when I told No Scripts in Firefox to go ahead and let the site run. It tried to download some kind of virus. Any hows, It effected my computer by deleting my current wallpaper and affecting my shift tab on keyboard so as to enter what I typed in twice when in Pandora to select music.

    I was dumbfounded. I started thinking, (and because I am not the sharpest pencil of the bunch) I thought I might need a reinstall or something.

    Then it hit me, Cookies. What if I delete all the cookies in all my browsers.

    Boom, problem fixed. But it faked me out for a few minutes.
    That was about all the damage this super duper virus could do to my system. Install a cookie that could play a little havoc with my browser. Big deal.

    gogalthorp hit the nail on the head with his post.
    I refuse to let fear and fear of others rule my life. It puts my humanity at risk.
    Accepting Death is the only way to stay alive.

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    WONDERFUL!

    Phew! No need for anti-virus. Man I love Linux.

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    You can check this short guide to security to help you decide for yourself if you need anti-virus protection:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...-security.html

    I've been running Linux for 9 years and have never used it, but you might decide you want to do so.
    oz

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