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From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: Which desktop antivirus?
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 15:15:37
Message-Id: j7umjv$qt9$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Which desktop antivirus? by Adam Carter
1 On 10/22/2011 05:07 PM, Adam Carter wrote:
2 >> there aren't any Linux viruses,
3 >
4 > Except for the ones listed on the page below, which is probably incomplete.
5 >
6 >
7 > But yeah, on a linux desktop (especially a Gentoo one) you don't need
8 > a virus scanner. Yet.
10 There are literally *millions* of Windows viruses. The Wikipedia page
11 just proves Linux has virtually no viruses, and those listed don't even
12 work anymore (exploits have been patched long ago.) Most existing Linux
13 malware targets servers (like PHP software exploits in forums, wikis,
14 etc) and desktop users don't need to worry.
16 Furthermore, even if there were enough Linux viruses to worry about,
17 there isn't a good way of getting infected. On Windows, you download
18 random executables from the net. On Gentoo, you install your stuff
19 through portage. It's nearly impossible to get infected.


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Which desktop antivirus? Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Which desktop antivirus? Florian Philipp <lists@×××××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Which desktop antivirus? Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>