View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to keep ubuntu running nicely

May 23rd, 2008, 12:59 AM
Hey, everyone. I installed ubuntu for the first time yesterday and I am very happy with it. This question has without a doubt been addressed in the past, and probably all you will need to do is send me a link, but I wanted to know how to keep ubuntu in top shape.

In vista I use AVG Free anti-virus for viruses.
Spybot Search and Destroy for spyware
Smart Defrag for disk defragmentation
CCleaner for cookies and junk that accumulate from online use
Ad-Aware for malware

What programs are recommended for ubuntu? Thanks a lot.

May 23rd, 2008, 01:03 AM
hfp i also was a vista user. you dont need any of those programs in linux. that the beauty of ubunutu/cheesemaker hard to believe but true

Master Grah
May 23rd, 2008, 01:04 AM
You're using Linux; there's no way you're getting a virus.

To answer your question, there's rkhunter for rootkits, and I believe there's a version of ClamAV that works on Linux.

Run "sudo apt-get install rkhunter" and "sudo apt-get install clamav"

If you have no idea what that means, use the Synaptic Package Manager under System -> Administration, and search for those two programs.

May 23rd, 2008, 01:04 AM
actually, i would personally appreciate a cookie cleaner ;)

Master Grah
May 23rd, 2008, 01:07 AM
I'm assuming you're using Firefox. If you play with the preferences (under Edit), you can have Firefox automatically delete all cookies whenever it shuts down, and you can also clean them on demand.

May 23rd, 2008, 01:07 AM
No need for cookie cleaners.

Just use a whitelist and that will block all others.

May 23rd, 2008, 01:09 AM
you can do most of your cookie cleaner through firefox or whatever browser you use.

May 23rd, 2008, 01:25 AM
yes i know all of the above, but i'm lazy ;)

May 23rd, 2008, 01:55 AM
I think that CalmAV only gets the windows viruses so you don't pass them when swapping files with a windows machine. But ya you guys are right there are almost no "wild" linux viruses out there.

May 26th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Thanks, everyone. Do you all use firefox or another browser?

May 26th, 2008, 05:46 PM
I like seamonkey....it's a mozilla derivitive

May 26th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Install localepurge to remove unnecessary language locale files from your computer.

May 26th, 2008, 05:50 PM
I use Firefox all the way it works for me

May 26th, 2008, 06:48 PM

I also use Kazehakase.