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May 8th, 2008, 11:02 PM
If I already have an anti virus on the Vista side, same question with a firewall ... With Hardy I didn't partition the hard drive so I'm not sure what the answer to my question is ...

I'm perplexed :(

May 8th, 2008, 11:08 PM
you dont need to worry about virii infecting your ubuntu OS although many people recommend that you have a virus scanner so that you dont inadvertently forward virii on to other windows users. As for a firewall you already have IPtables installed. It is recommened that you use a firewall. As for configuring the firewall you should look into firestarter:
sudo apt-get install firestarter

May 9th, 2008, 08:36 AM
I don't think you need to install firestarter...

May 9th, 2008, 08:55 AM
virii virii


May 9th, 2008, 10:25 AM

May 9th, 2008, 12:05 PM
Well I was looking at AVG but I have McAfee already installed, not sure it runs during Ubuntu, plus my router has a firewall, so I should be safe there ...