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Thursday, April 19th 2007, 6:20pm

Linux Anti Virus

Is Security a concern for you when using Linux ?

A total of 5 Votes have been submitted.


Yes (2)


Havent Thought much about it


No (3)

Hi All

Have asked this question before, and never got a reply that I was 100% happy with.
Are any of you using Anti Virus Software ? If so - please can you guys let me know what you are using.
If not - then is it safe to assume that one does not need a anti virus for Linux KDE ?

Thanks in advance for the help


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Friday, April 20th 2007, 6:52pm

I don't bother with antivirus software. One of the reasons I'm using Linux is because it's reasonably impervious to viruses, and totally impervious to spyware. And I don't use Word or Excel-format files, either. I have OpenOffice at work on my Windows box and at home on my Linux machine, all so that I don't have to worry about Microsoft Office macro viruses.
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Friday, April 20th 2007, 9:17pm

i use linux since 1998. Never seen one linux virus that could infect a linux desktop system.
If you install software from trusted sources, don't work as root the whole time and use a firewall, i don't expect any security problems.
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