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Re: [opensuse] Anti-virus in Linux (openSUSE 11.1), is it required ?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:07:41 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.0901271305390.20571@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Tuesday, 2009-01-27 at 17:14 +0530, Jay Mistry wrote:

1) A Firewall (default App Armour is enabled)

apparmour is not a firewall.

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 ?

Yes, you should have both. But contrary to windows antivirus, the linux kind will not scan anything you do/download with the browser. You have to do that manually, AFAIK.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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