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Thread: Spyware

  1. #1
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    Question Spyware

    Could someone recommend a good spyware detection program for ubuntu?

  2. #2
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    Re: Spyware

    There would first need to be spyware... You could run clamav I suppose.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=510812

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    Re: Spyware

    I suggest you start here :

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=510812

    I have never seen spyware on Linux. If you install software only from trusted sources and secure your browser (NoScript) you will be fine.
    There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting.
    --Prince Gautama Siddharta

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    Re: Spyware

    I agree with the people who have posted above. Never have seen on Ubuntu. Unless you are dual booting with a Windows system and are sharing files with Windows machines. But even then it is unlikely. Or you don't want the files to harm a Windows machine you are moving them to.

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    Re: Spyware

    Thanks for the above posts. I have only recently migrated over from a piece of feces OS(aka Vista) and am new to Ubuntu. Strange but liberating not having to download/update numerous types of security software. Adios to spyware.

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    Re: Spyware

    Nothing beats tcpdump.

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    Re: Spyware

    Quote Originally Posted by HermanAB View Post
    Nothing beats tcpdump.
    snort

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