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#1 RAMIA

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 07:10 PM

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What anti virus &/OR anti spyware, Recommended for os linux?

thanks.


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 07:34 PM

 

What anti virus &/OR anti spyware, Recommended for os linux?

I do not use antivirus or anti malware.



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 07:36 PM

What is the reason ?

if may ask?


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 07:42 PM

I don't worry  to much about AV's with linux RAMIA but I do use these in my browsers:

1. AddBlock Plus

2. NoScript, This is very restrictive and you won't like it at first, but it's free so give it a try.  For now only in Firefox.

3. HTTPS Everywhere

4. I also use avast online security sometimes in Browser for free.  It is an Extension that you can load in Browser.

I would not use to many Add-ons, especially with only 2GB of RAM.  

 

Alternatively, you can take a look at this tutorial from hollowface but you don't need it, especially with 2GB of RAM.  For now just be careful and you won't have an issue.  If you go to known bad sites you will get infected.  One thing at a time my friend.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578679/sophos-antivirus-for-linux/


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 07:52 PM

 

What is the reason ?

if may ask?

I do not see the point of running them, Antivirus on Linux, Unless I am mistaken there are no active viruses in the wild that affect Linux.



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 07:54 PM

You might also want to try a good sandbox like FireJail, but if your dual-booting with Windows or running WINE software you should consider something like Eset Nod32 or Sophos.



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 08:00 PM

There is really no need for antivirus or antispyware on linux, but yes proper browser security is encouraged.


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