Any Cleanup recommended after LMDE install

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read this

Any Cleanup recommended after LMDE install

Postby tlcmd on Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:43 pm

I did search the database, but either didn't ask the right question or the answer isn't there. I finally have installed LMDE and plan to add Windows XP SP# in the VirtualBox.
I know that there is a lot of adware, spyware, etc when a new Windows OS is installed which needs to be cleaned up with various malware, adware, etc programs. Does LMDE have the same problem? And if so, which is the best cleanup program to use??

Thanks for the info and your patience.
tlcmd (aka Dick)
tlcmd
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 180
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:43 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Any Cleanup recommended after LMDE install

Postby usbtux on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:42 pm

No, usually you add your own as you go along :)

I use bleachbit, ( think CCleaner for windoze) available from synaptic/apt-get cleans up quite a bit of stuff
http://goo.gl/DXKgM useful tutorials for installing mint on USB drives.
http://www.usbtux.hostzi.com/
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
linuxcounter #368850
Image
User avatar
usbtux
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 866
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:37 am

Re: Any Cleanup recommended after LMDE install

Postby xenopeek on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:46 pm

Linux Mint does not knowingly distribute or install adware, spyware, or other malware. As much as possible, Linux Mint distributes and installs open source software, and from authenticated sources. For some things there are no good alternatives but closed source software, in which case Linux Mint compromises and distributes and installs that.

A fresh installation of Linux Mint will have a selection of programs, generally one for each common task such as a web browser, a file manager, an office suite, and so on. These programs are selected as sensible defaults, to have you up and running out-of-the-box. These are fully functional and free software. Should you have a preference for another program, you can easily install that if you so desire.
Forum Rules | IRC Channel Rules
Image
Arch Linux / 64-bit / Gnome Shell
User avatar
xenopeek
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 13680
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Any Cleanup recommended after LMDE install

Postby tlcmd on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:43 pm

Thanks, I didn't want to run a cleanup program unnecessarily. Will keep a weather eye out for problems before using Bleachbid which I've used before on Mint 9.
tlcmd
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 180
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:43 pm

Re: Any Cleanup recommended after LMDE install

Postby nomko on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:20 am

Like xenopeek says, don't worry too much for spyware/malware/trojans. Due to a much better rights management system than Windows it is much more unlikely that spyware/malware/trojans will install itself without being noticed doing this. Installing applications, as example, requires root access and your user password. And beside that, Linux is not a very interesting platform for scriptkiddies and spyware/malware/trojans writers for the fact that Linux doesn't cover a large market as Windows does.

Some cleanup you can do after installing LMDE are cleaning up left-over packages you don't need any longer. This can be done in the terminal:
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get autoclean

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get autoremove


Or by programs such as Bleachbit.
ASUS P5KPL-AM SE*Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8200*4 GiB ram*nVidia GeForce 9500GT*Realtek RTL8101/8102E*Optiarc DVD-RW AD-7200A*HDD:Samsung HD501LJ/HD103SI*Sitecom X5-N600 Router (WLR-5100)*Mint 16

Copy.com

I don't need Google, my wife knows everthing!
User avatar
nomko
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1935
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:28 pm
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands


Return to Newbie Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], mrmulder, norm.h and 38 guests