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Re: Antivirus in Debian?



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On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 10:07:24PM -0600, Dan Hunt wrote:
>   Most virus writers 
>   want to infect "MS Windows" rather than free operating systems like 
>   Debian GNU/Linux. 

It should be noted that this is because Windows allows for far more
damage to the system than is possible under unix (unless you're dumb
enough to run as root for tasks that do not require it).  If you just
use your regular user, the absolute most you're out is any files you
own or have write access to.  <sarcastic>Oooh, major damage
there...</sarcastic> I'll just rm -rf ~ and [restore from my
known-good backup|start from scratch].

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