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Windows 7: Linux users -- Browsers / Malware still EASILY possible

17 Oct 2010   #11
mr pc

Windows 7

I regularly run virus scans on my Linux and Mac machines (shared with my win7) machine but am not as comfortable with the AV software (clamX(TK) / klamAV) as I am on my Windows machine. I also have firewalls on all 3 but am still most comfortable with my Win security setup.

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17 Oct 2010   #12

W7 Professional x64

Not to mention, if you get a Linux worm on your windows machine that's dual booted, it could very easily replicate onto your Linux drive, without windows catching it.
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18 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit

I use Linux as well and I have recently seen a security hole but I did manage to remove it with Windows using an antivirus, it was confined to the virus vault and from there, I deleted it.

Here is my summarized tip, you better be careful on what sites you visit, sites you give your email to (especially those where you link credit card numbers and bank accounts), things you download and install, removable media or USB's you plug and even people you allow to use your computer. You may also use disposable e-mail addresses like stated by someone earlier.
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 Linux users -- Browsers / Malware still EASILY possible

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