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    is there any antivirus needed in 11.04 as in windows the antivirus is mandatory

    I am new to ubuntu natty narhwal 11.04 i want to ask as i have used only windows OSs where one must have to run anti virus for smooth computing

    I am shifted to ubuntu now please tell me is there any need to use anti virus in ubuntu or not if yes then please guide me which anti virus and how should i install it on my ubuntu.


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    Re: is there any antivirus needed in 11.04 as in windows the antivirus is mandatory

    anti-virus is not needed on linux systems there are very few viruses in linux the few that exist either are no longer a threat due to patches, i have run ubuntu for 4yrs with no virus problem ever!

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    Re: is there any antivirus needed in 11.04 as in windows the antivirus is mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by adnan123 View Post
    I am new to ubuntu natty narhwal 11.04 i want to ask as i have used only windows OSs where one must have to run anti virus for smooth computing

    I am shifted to ubuntu now please tell me is there any need to use anti virus in ubuntu or not if yes then please guide me which anti virus and how should i install it on my ubuntu.


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    There are tons of threads on this subject.

    AV is not required for Linux as thre are no known viruses in the wild for linux.

    There are AV products you can install but it is really only to scan windows files if you share files with windows users.

    ClamTK seems to be the most popular though there are others. see here and read the security stickies.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=510812
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Linuxvirus
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/security
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    Re: is there any antivirus needed in 11.04 as in windows the antivirus is mandatory

    thanks spook bro! please tell me also about few more applications like

    Bit torrent downloader for downloading movies from www.torrentz.eu
    video downloader from webs like youtube and others (I have used IDM in windows can i use it in 11.04)

    and i also like a game GTA vice city please tell me all about these three things to install on my beloved ubuntu 11.04

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    Re: is there any antivirus needed in 11.04 as in windows the antivirus is mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by adnan123 View Post
    thanks spook bro! please tell me also about few more applications like

    Bit torrent downloader for downloading movies from www.torrentz.eu
    video downloader from webs like youtube and others (I have used IDM in windows can i use it in 11.04)

    and i also like a game GTA vice city please tell me all about these three things to install on my beloved ubuntu 11.04
    for torrents transmission is built in, but there is ktorrent, utorrent, vuze,qbittorrent, deluge...all availabel take your pick, all pretty similar, most people seem to use transmission or deluge, i use qbittorrent.

    As for downloading embedded media, there are various plugins for firefox such as download helper, unplug etc. or other methods fomr terminal.

    as for GTA you will need to use WINE http://www.winehq.org/

    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...ation&iId=1369
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    Re: is there any antivirus needed in 11.04 as in windows the antivirus is mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by haqking View Post
    for torrents transmission is built in, but there is ktorrent, utorrent, vuze,qbittorrent, deluge...all availabel take your pick, all pretty similar, most people seem to use transmission or deluge, i use qbittorrent.

    As for downloading embedded media, there are various plugins for firefox such as download helper, unplug etc. or other methods fomr terminal.

    as for GTA you will need to use WINE http://www.winehq.org/

    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...ation&iId=1369
    for youtube vids i usally just wait for the vid to buffer all the way then go to my /tmp folder and just grab it from there it's just that easy

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    Re: is there any antivirus needed in 11.04 as in windows the antivirus is mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by spook1980 View Post
    for youtube vids i usally just wait for the vid to buffer all the way then go to my /tmp folder and just grab it from there it's just that easy

    well easy is suibjective, alot of people do that that but it requires the buffer to complete and no ease of management.

    If it was just that easy countless tools for download would not exist

    Some peoples tmp folders are filled with files and often a certain video can be hard to find, most people prefer a download app for it.
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    Re: is there any antivirus needed in 11.04 as in windows the antivirus is mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by haqking View Post
    well easy is suibjective, alot of people do that that but it requires the buffer to complete and no ease of management.

    If it was just that easy countless tools for download would not exist

    Some peoples tmp folders are filled with files and often a certain video can be hard to find, most people prefer a download app for it.
    the fist time i did it i just grabed it from my /tmp folder like some1 suggested and it wasn't that hard at all, way easier then using any of those downloader software i was tring b4,

    i don't even understand with how easy it is to just grab the vid from your /tmp folder why there are so many apps for it in ubuntu

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    Re: is there any antivirus needed in 11.04 as in windows the antivirus is mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by spook1980 View Post
    the fist time i did it i just grabed it from my /tmp folder like some1 suggested and it wasn't that hard at all, way easier then using any of those downloader software i was tring b4,

    i don't even understand with how easy it is to just grab the vid from your /tmp folder why there are so many apps for it in ubuntu

    It works for you so thats cool, but it is not universal

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/09/s...-longer-works/

    which is why i recommended a download tool option which seem to work regardless of browser or version of linux.
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    Re: is there any antivirus needed in 11.04 as in windows the antivirus is mandatory

    This thread has wandered of course. If you have other questions, please ask them in the proper forum. Closed.

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