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Justy38
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Comodo antivirus

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I been trying out comodo antivirus for linux. I like it a lot so far. I am a bit familiar with comodo from years ago using it with windows. Since leaving windows, I was looking for a better alternative. Long and behold comodo recent came out with one. Best part it's free. Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lMUhz2c5Ls

Mints
32 bit http://download.comodo.com/cav4linux/do ... 2_i386.deb

64 bit http://download.comodo.com/cav4linux/do ... _amd64.deb

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Fedoras
http://download.comodo.com/cav4linux/do ... 2.i686.rpm

http://download.comodo.com/cav4linux/do ... x86_64.rpm
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Comodo antivirus

Post by animaguy »

FYI: There is a debate as to whether antivirus programs really matter for Linux.

I am not openly trying to discourage your installation of commodo but I thought I might mention that;

Some advances Linux users do not believe antivirus programs do much good in Linux.
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Re: Comodo antivirus

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There is a topic about which antivirus you could run on LM and, generally speaking, on Linux => http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=108103

IMO using a proprietary "free" solution as you main antivirus tool is not the best choice if you truly believe in open-source (and not only to the "gratis" part of it). I prefer using a "libre" and open-source one, which is officially maintained in the distrib repos like clamav, keeping proprietary software as a second hand for double-checking when a threat is detected by clamav.
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Re: Comodo antivirus

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The current main malware threats under Linux are rootkits, trojans and exploits. Neither are well-handled (if ever) by antivirus software.

- By sticking to official repos and using open-source software, chances to get infected with rootkits/trojans is close to impossible.
- Exploits are... exploits. Nothing can prevent those threats. You can only rely on security best-practice and apply security updates, patch and mitigate when you become aware of them.
- Existing Linux virusses are old and well-known ones, no real threat.

Then, for now, antivirus software on Linux is essentially useful to protect Windows users and stop spreading malware to which Linux is impervious.

Edit: @nomko : I already pointed to this thread in my previous post ;)
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Re: Comodo antivirus

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animaguy wrote:FYI: There is a debate as to whether antivirus programs really matter for Linux.
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 87#p618715
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Re: Comodo antivirus

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Closed code is a risk .. :wink:
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oobetimer wrote:Closed code is a risk .. :wink:
Really???? Explain....
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Post by oobetimer »

nomko wrote:
oobetimer wrote:Closed code is a risk .. :wink:
Really???? Explain....
One example: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ ... _Windows_7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9CUKfGjcGQ
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Post by nomko »

oobetimer wrote:
nomko wrote:
oobetimer wrote:Closed code is a risk .. :wink:
Really???? Explain....
One example: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ ... _Windows_7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9CUKfGjcGQ
Spooky stories.... never believed them, never will believe them. And that article doesn't proove anything! Why only closed source and not open source? Why onl;y Windows and not MacOS? Those sories are just bedtime stories to scare off people: "ohhh god... look....read this...the government is playing for Big Brother....we cannot trust the government...i'm not gonna buy Windows..."

Just bedtime stories...

And now back to on-topic!
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Re: Comodo antivirus

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sorry if im breaking any rules here my dudes , im new here in linux and i dont know them. Im not so bright , but i was bright enough to realize you -nomko- have the same video card as i do , i was wondering i i have it running on the correct (most efficient) driver. i would really apreciatte your help on this. Also if its not too much trouble could give some advice on how should i run windows apps( dont dispair im not one of those) , ive heard about wine and i wanted to know if thats the most efficient software. Im a musical producer and i need to be able to run Reason 5 but i really really really hate running windows cuz it feels like its made without love, something that i really dislike in general (the whole if you are going to make a tower u make the effeil tower point)

I know its off topic but id really appreciatte your help.


PD: one more thing bro and i swear i wont bother anyone anymore , could you suggest some reading for me, i mean so i can work my way out in future cases like this.
i also wanted to know if im running the correct distro i downloaded ubuntu ( i dont know why) and so far so good but i want the prettiest best resource using software(also if you feel some app is a must pretty please tell me).

thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks in advance dudes , if anyone is so kind to respond youll be really helping out with my digital paranoia.

here is some info i think you need to help me out:

ubuntu 13.04
2gb ram
core2duo cpu(e7300) 2.66 (should i even try and overclock it - i know i said no more questions , sorry)
Gallium 0.4 on NV96
64 Bit
A LOT OF SPACE theras and theras


again thanks im eager to learn more about what i did wrong , if i did something wrong . ..... ohh im also sorry if i did :).
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Re: Comodo antivirus

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@ xjrp:
If you have other issues regarding Mint and your hardware, please start a new topic. Do not hijack topics starting conversations about other issues not related to the first thread and/or subject.

If you start your own topic, we can help you much better. There's a risk now that your questions will blend/mix with the, to the subject related, question.
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Re: Comodo antivirus

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thank you dude , i managed to create a new topic as you said. ive tittled it "newbie trouble 9500gt and some basics " . Thanks for the help youve provided and for the help youll provide (if so , if not ,no hard feelings)

Cheers.
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