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Posted on 17-02-09 09:15
Well today I finally said fuck it and installed Ubuntu over my old XP. I downloaded two books on Ubuntu 8.10 and will start reading them later to day. I was just wondering if I should install any Anti Virus / ad-ware protection or firewalls on here now? I thought I read some were that it is not needed for the linux OS but I want to make sure.
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Posted on 17-02-09 09:38
Configuring Linux properly is important at this time. Chmodding, user rights and cronjobs. Stuff.



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Posted on 17-02-09 13:42
There is an AVG version for Ubuntu...
Anyway u can use f-prot too...
Talking about AVG:
you can download it from here: http://free.avg.c. . .ad?prd=afl
after the installation type in your terminal "sudo avgupdate -o" (you should be admin)
or you can use avgupdate -h for help...
Than you can scan your pc with "sudo avgscan -smart /home/<your_username>
(for the options type "avgscan -h").


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Posted on 17-02-09 14:18
Let me get this straight. You want to install an anti-virus for Linux? That's an ironic situation since most people turn to Linux so that they can avoid viruses and avoid using AV products.

But still, I can understand your concern. Most people would recommend you use Clam AV as an AV for Linux.

And yeah, you should go with a firewall, and also set a strong password for your account. That usually suffice when it comes to security.


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Posted on 17-02-09 15:28
fuser wrote:
Let me get this straight. You want to install an anti-virus for Linux? That's an ironic situation since most people turn to Linux so that they can avoid viruses and avoid using AV products.


Still you can catch some 'shit' out thereSmile and there never is enough protection. Besides user access rights as spy pointed out, look into ipchains and how to configure it!


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Posted on 17-02-09 15:38
Lol, true dude. But at least in Linux most viruses are pretty useless unless you happen to have Wine (but even that won't be much of a bother) or simply run a lot of scripts / applications in root without even checking what it does in the first place.

But seriously, since I used Linux, anti-virus was almost a non-existent thing for me nowadays. I don't even care much about them, since I have a relatively virus-free computing experience in Linux than Windows.


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Posted on 17-02-09 15:41
Well I have set up a basic firewall with Gnome-lokkit and have a strong password. It was a painless process really. I am looking into AVG and Clam AV for my anti-virus and will set one up soon. Thanks for the help you guys.
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Posted on 17-02-09 15:55
no prob, man... we are here to help! Wink