Antivirus software

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  1. zulu_flutter

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    I almost forgot that we have a type of software called "Antivirus" =)) since I moved to Ubuntu & MacOS
     
    Posted: Jun 1, 2020 By: zulu_flutter Member since: May 29, 2020
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  2. Nico Albrecht

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    In fact, a recent study found that Linux malware now accounts for greater than one-third of all malware. This means Linux users can no longer operate under the assumption that only Windows is at risk for these types of malicious attacks.
     
    Posted: Jun 1, 2020 By: Nico Albrecht Member since: May 2, 2017
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  3. fisicx

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    Posted: Jun 1, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  4. zulu_flutter

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    I do know that bro.
    But because Im aware of threats while surfing web and download stuffs and every data I save in my computer or laptop.
    So there is no need for an Antivirus software. They cant even do better than I do self-protection
     
    Posted: Jun 2, 2020 By: zulu_flutter Member since: May 29, 2020
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  5. SteveHa

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    Yes, there are Linux viruses out there, but provided that you are running as a limited user (i.e. not root) there's nothing that they can do.
     
    Posted: Jun 2, 2020 By: SteveHa Member since: Jun 16, 2016
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  6. fisicx

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    Wouldn't be any different on a Windows machine.
     
    Posted: Jun 2, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  7. Nico Albrecht

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    A text file and some minor exploit and root access can be gained quite easy in most Linux distros. That exploit was patched but clearly shows Unix and Linux are as vulnerable as any other OS and exploit and hacks can happen. Not sure why Linux user think they are save normally you only get that thinking from brainwashed Apple users.
     
    Posted: Jun 2, 2020 By: Nico Albrecht Member since: May 2, 2017
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  8. SteveHa

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    I don't "think" I'm safe, I know I am. However, I've been using Linux for 30 years, and I understand the underlying systems and, more importantly, how to configure them. I understand best practice for avoiding threats, and I never run the system as root.

    I do also use Arch Linux and the testing repositories, so I get patches pretty much real time.
     
    Posted: Jun 3, 2020 By: SteveHa Member since: Jun 16, 2016
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  9. zulu_flutter

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    Yes, that's true.
     
    Posted: Jun 11, 2020 By: zulu_flutter Member since: May 29, 2020
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  10. gpietersz

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    Any OS has vulnerabilities.

    The number of Linux exploits in the wild is much lower. The odds of a Linux machine being compromised are much lower.

    What study was that and what did it measure? A lot of studies are misleading. I remember one a few years ago that said Linux had more vulnerabilities than Windows but they calculated the number of Linux vulnerabilities by adding all vulnerabilities in the repos of several major distributions - so counted each vulnerability once per distribution and included all software in the repo and compared that number to reported numbers in Windows.

    Note for people on familiar with Linux: distro = version from a particular vendor or project, repo(sitory) = appstore + OS updater.
     
    Posted: Jun 11, 2020 By: gpietersz Member since: Sep 10, 2019
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  11. cts1975

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    Kaspersky for the last 10 years or so.
     
    Posted: Jun 11, 2020 By: cts1975 Member since: Apr 29, 2012
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  12. Helpful Johnny

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    You are going to need to provide a citation to make a statement like that, almost certainly apples vs pears...
     
    Posted: Jun 11, 2020 By: Helpful Johnny Member since: Dec 28, 2018
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  13. Nico Albrecht

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    Not today Jonny, there is tons of ******** being posted here in other categories without ever providing citations or providing any basic information to answer questions. I post the citation in a couple days. My counter offer is to open a new thread about this topic as this one is about anti virus and we can take it from there.
     
    Posted: Jun 11, 2020 By: Nico Albrecht Member since: May 2, 2017
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  14. gpietersz

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    So why not just do so, start with the citation, and post a link from here.


    So please make an effort to be better than the lowest quality posters.
     
    Posted: Jun 11, 2020 By: gpietersz Member since: Sep 10, 2019
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  15. rf-harris

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    Have you bought Malwarebyters or you want a better option in same price? I recommend you to give a try to MacPaw's CleanMyMac X which I have been using for about a month and I can tell you that it is working wonderfully well. I actually came to know about this relative new antivirus after reading about it
     
    Posted: Jun 13, 2020 By: rf-harris Member since: Apr 19, 2016
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  16. bode

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    Windows Security. It's never going to conflict with the operating system.
     
    Posted: Jun 14, 2020 By: bode Member since: Mar 9, 2018
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    Posted: Jun 14, 2020 By: Nico Albrecht Member since: May 2, 2017
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  18. fisicx

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    So what would you suggest for a Mac?
     
    Posted: Jun 14, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  19. Nico Albrecht

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    Any of those 3 I'd go for on Mac OS X as first choice Kaspersky, Bitdefender or Sophos followed by Malewarebyte free edition to have a 2nd go after. All of those 3 offer enterprise level tech in their consumer products. They are not afraid to go head to head in tests and have a proven track record for decades.
     
    Posted: Jun 14, 2020 By: Nico Albrecht Member since: May 2, 2017
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  20. Nico Albrecht

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    Throw in Eset. They are bad ass too.
     
    Posted: Jun 14, 2020 By: Nico Albrecht Member since: May 2, 2017
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