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  1. #11
    more red NNTP User

    Default Re: is it necessary to use an antivirus in linux


    Yes, created account on installation. Checked with echo $UID, returned
    1000. Thanks for that.

    Should i be installing 'antivir' or something similar?
    What is SBP?


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    microchip8 NNTP User

    Default Re: is it necessary to use an antivirus in linux


    more_red;1934043 Wrote:
    > Yes, created account on installation. Checked with echo $UID, returned
    > 1000. Thanks for that.
    >
    > Should i be installing 'antivir' or something similar?
    > What is SBP?


    it's your choice if you want antivir or not. Personally, I've never
    needed an antivirus program for Linux on my home computers. you may want
    to look into klamav too.


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  3. #13
    Ecky NNTP User

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    I think boller4president means Standard Best Practices when he says SBP

    Such as the things like these that he suggested:

    Try to avoid visiting questionable websites and configure SUSE firewall
    to be rigid.

    Basically, being sensible in your net usage


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  4. #14
    boller4president NNTP User

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    No I meant Security Best Practices.


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    Ecky NNTP User

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    Two outta three ain't bad ;P


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    boller4president NNTP User

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    Same premise. To be fair it's not a commonly used acronym.


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  7. #17
    ken yap NNTP User

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    I don't use WINE, and my mail reading program doesn't execute
    attachments, so I don't bother with AV.

    If you have WINE, or your files could be used by Windows systems,
    perhaps you should use a scanner.


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