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i'll post this question here too...

okay time to put an AV on here...what's the recommendation for ubuntu??

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus

And then this link for Avast download link to Avast's site, install instructions, how to get free license key, etc.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/avast-antivirus-for-ubuntu-desktop.html

Note that some of the anti-virus products will just identify a virus and quarantine it.

A Windows virus can run in Linux if you have 'Wine' installed to run some Windows programs.

If you hit a site with one of those fake virus scanners in Linux, you can laugh at it, with it saying you are infected in a Windows machine file system.

But not many virus can attack Linux with it being open source and the OS constantly updated for any virus threat. And it is more fun to make a virus for Windows machines with all it's exploits.

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i'll post this question here too...

okay time to put an AV on here...what's the recommendation for ubuntu??

You need to worry more about rootkits than viruses. I install rkhunter on every Linux box I run and it has always worked well for me. http://rkhunter.sourceforge.net/ Can do a few basic things as well to keep the script kiddies from attacking such as changing ssh port and disabling root, locking root access to IP things like this :P

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wow lorne...where have you been...haven't seen you in a long time...thx for the advice

Hi tdawnaz,

yeah it has been a really longtime. Life threw some curve balls that took me awhile to sort out. But now things are getting back to being somewhat normal so hopefully I can stick around :) Your welcome for the advice. Linux is really the way to go and I am writing that from a windows box lol. I still like some convenience :P

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