What is best security for Ubuntu??

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Ingolan, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Ingolan

    Ingolan MDL Novice

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    Hi guys,
    I want to try Ubuntu but what is the best antivirus and antispyware etc for Ubuntu?

    If i want to copy something from my Ubuntu system to a Windows system will it be save?

    Ty
     
  2. alien2xx

    alien2xx MDL Senior Member

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  3. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    IK of a good one that is not cheap but you can get it if you know where to look lol. It is the AV part of Symantec Endpoint Protection. It works great on linux from what I read.
     
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  4. Ingolan

    Ingolan MDL Novice

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    #4 Ingolan, Aug 24, 2010
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    Will Avast antivirus also detect windows virus? And is there something for anti-spyware?

    Is it also safe enough to use wine on ubuntu? Dont get Ubuntu than a virus on the system?

    Ty
     
  5. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Most AVs are also Anti-Spyware dude. I know that both Symantec Endpoint and Avast have Anti-Spyware protection. WINE should be fine as well. Just remember that viruses on linux can still run on windows if you are not careful.
     
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  6. noexcuses

    noexcuses MDL Novice

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    The best security feature in the distribution is the kernel. ;-)
     
  7. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    And the fact that nobody uses linux, so it's just not worth to develop a virus for it :)
     
  8. mamamia88

    mamamia88 MDL Member

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    you don't really need one. just install software from the repos and don't add third party repositories unless you know where they are coming from. always have latest updates and you shouldn't run into a problem. I've been running antivirus/antispyware free for around 2 years with zero problems whatsoever
     
  9. noexcuses

    noexcuses MDL Novice

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    Nobody? Someone had to have used Linux otherwise, the OS would have never existed. I would stray from using any quantifiers that would be subsets of all or none (inclusive or). These types of statements will, more than likely, be proven false.
     
  10. mamamia88

    mamamia88 MDL Member

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    nobody uses linux? heck i use it way more than windows. I personally keep a win 7 vm but ubuntu is my main os
     
  11. Ingolan

    Ingolan MDL Novice

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    K Thank you all!
    It helped me a lot!

    Bye,
    Ingolan