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x2495iiii 03-18-2015 11:36 AM

Nothing is virus-proof. In fact, since Linux is open-source, anyone with the desire could attempt to engineer malicious code targeted at it.

Also, the comprehensive and freely available anti-virus and malware tools for Windows make up for the increased security risk.

I ran into a similar virus on my personal laptop, and all it took was one run of Spybot to detect and neutralize it.

I appreciate Linux because I use and enjoy Android (which is based on Linux and is also not virus-proof), but I was thoroughly unhappy the entire time I was forced to use anything other than Windows in school.

Funnybone 03-18-2015 11:59 AM

[QUOTE=x2495iiii;55700]Nothing is virus-proof. In fact, since Linux is open-source, anyone with the desire could attempt to engineer malicious code targeted at it.

Also, the comprehensive and freely available anti-virus and malware tools for Windows make up for the increased security risk.

I ran into a similar virus on my personal laptop, and all it took was one run of Spybot to detect and neutralize it.

I appreciate Linux because I use and enjoy Android (which is based on Linux and is also not virus-proof), but I was thoroughly unhappy the entire time I was forced to use anything other than Windows in school.[/QUOTE]

I've downloaded over (34 files?) and I never got attacked on Linux. Popel rather use the Linux from it's company.

x2495iiii 03-18-2015 02:40 PM

34 is a laughably small number when you're talking about network security.

That's like saying you went outside to get the mail and weren't struck by lightning, therefore you're lightning-proof.

Funnybone 03-18-2015 03:07 PM

[QUOTE=x2495iiii;55703]34 is a laughably small number when you're talking about network security.

That's like saying you went outside to get the mail and weren't struck by lightning, therefore you're lightning-proof.[/QUOTE]

"34, I think."
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x2495iiii 03-19-2015 04:45 AM

Even if you downloaded ten million files, it wouldn't prove anything. A single user isn't enough of a sample to make a valid cross-section.

RavenOfCode 03-19-2015 05:52 AM

I use anti virus software its very reliable and stops all my virus's before they even effect me.

Funnybone 03-19-2015 03:26 PM

Moving on, I love Linux over Windows. At least I'm not getting hardware or software errors every time.


And at least I'm not getting a BSOD every time as well.

Funnybone 03-19-2015 03:26 PM

Further more, I woke up at AM, and got out of bed at 1:25 PM.

Funnybone 04-28-2015 03:15 PM

I'm going to be taking a break from doing these virtual machine things.


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