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Joined: Jan 30, 2008
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Posted Jan 30, 2008 at 8:18:11 PM
Subject: Can someone recommend antivirus for Ubuntu 7.10?
Can someone recommend antivirus for Ubuntu 7.10? I would be thankful =) EDIT: Anti malware program would be useful too. =)
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Vindane
Joined Feb 01, 2008
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Posted: Feb 01, 2008 3:46:02 AM
Subject: Can someone recommend antivirus for Ubuntu 7.10?
Welcome to Linux! You don't need an anti-virus or anti-mal/spyware program for a Linux system at this time as there are no virus's prevalent for the Linux environment. At least not that I know of. Something you'll notice about Linux is as you're in your normal user account you don't have privileges to edit any system files or structures like you can in Windows, hence rendering any harmful script ... harmless.
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nanday
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Posted: Feb 03, 2008 2:10:34 AM
Subject: Can someone recommend antivirus for Ubuntu 7.10?
[quote=Vindane]Welcome to Linux! You don't need an anti-virus or anti-mal/spyware program for a Linux system [/quote] That is, you don't unless you are running a network that includes Windows machines. Then, you might want to look at ClamAV as a solution.
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sky_rivers
Joined Feb 13, 2008
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Posted: Feb 14, 2008 2:08:30 AM
Subject: Can someone recommend antivirus for Ubuntu 7.10?
I still do not think you will need a anti-virus program for linux. a Virus for Windows should not effect a linux box.
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nanday
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Posted: Feb 15, 2008 3:20:32 AM
Subject: Can someone recommend antivirus for Ubuntu 7.10?
On a mixed system, you need the anti-virus for the Windows machines -- not for the Linux ones.
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techbrain55
Joined Feb 15, 2008
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Posted: Feb 15, 2008 9:52:46 AM
Subject: Can someone recommend antivirus for Ubuntu 7.10?
Avast anti virus may help for windows . And for Linux i dont think so that you need one.Feel free to ask queries. Regards. Techbrain
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netcat
Joined Mar 26, 2008
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Posted: Mar 26, 2008 10:43:57 AM
Subject: Can someone recommend antivirus for Ubuntu 7.10?
You won't require an anti-virus so far unless you too sceptical about it else try Clamav. The worst that could happen to your system is rootkits .. try reading this http://www.linux.com/feature/128450
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Snowman
Joined Mar 26, 2008
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Posted: Mar 26, 2008 8:20:02 PM
Subject: Can someone recommend antivirus for Ubuntu 7.10?
Although Linux doesn't require an anti-virus program, it's good to have one to scan files so you don't pass a virus to a Windows computer in your network or through a forwarded email. ClamAV is probably the easiest to use. There is also F-Prot and even AVG has a version for Linux now.

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Posted: May 16, 2008 3:15:14 PM
Subject: Can someone recommend antivirus for Ubuntu 7.10?
I always recommend ClamAV because its the easiest.
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Moonraker
Joined Jun 18, 2008
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Posted: Jun 18, 2008 2:59:13 AM
Subject: Can someone recommend antivirus for Ubuntu 7.10?
there is no need for anti-virus for Linux, if you look at any anti-virus packages at any computer store, nothing says for Linux users, if you run windows side by side with Linux then you only install anti-virus for the windows OS. Moonraker.
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Peter
Joined May 16, 2008
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Posted: Jun 18, 2008 7:30:56 PM
Subject: Can someone recommend antivirus for Ubuntu 7.10?
Yeah, sometimes we linuxers miss the cute viruses. ;_; Try nod32 (it has full 64 bit support) [Modified by: Peter on June 18, 2008 07:31 PM]
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