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Originally posted by Maxatoria
reply to post by solvectra
like any system i'd recommend running anti virus/malware software on it as a precaution..as just like like you can consider connecting to a website like having sex with it and it you dont have any protection you could catch something nasty
Originally posted by kawika
I run Ubuntu and have had no problems.
Sometimes I click on the links in emails that I assume will attempt to load a virus, just to see what will happen.
If anything, the computer will freeze and restart. After the restart, no issues.
I suspect, installing anything on a linux system is so complicated, that the virus are not able to install themselves. And also, the guys that write them run linux, so as not to infect themselves, they write for windows.
Originally posted by autowrench
The main reason Linux users do not get these is simple. In Linux, most of them, anyway, you have two accounts, one is Administrator, one is User. User can do things Administrative, but only after inputting the password. In Windows, you are the Administrator, and can do anything.
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
Have you tried using google?
List of linux virus
If you are going to trade files in a Windows world, you'll need to scan those files for viruses. You won't get infected, but you may help infect someone else