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[opensuse] Anti-virus in Linux (openSUSE 11.1), is it required ?
  • From: Jay Mistry <jaylinux53@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:14:13 +0530
  • Message-id: <eaa0b8210901270344o478bf41cid5bea4434522336e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I use openSUSE 11.1 Linux (dual-boot with Win XP Prof.) for general
home use (browse Internet, documents, occasional music/video view,
etc). For this type of use, are either/both of these required:
I have an always-on cable Internet connection (broadband).

1) A Firewall (default App Armour is enabled)

2) Anti-virus (opSUSE 11.1 has clam antivirus)

Should one leave them on & update as necessary or is it safe to browse
without them enabled ?

Jay
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