Reply to Kubuntu and McAfee

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at
Thu Apr 26 15:32:49 UTC 2007

Man-Chicken <manchicken at> writes:

> I would also disagree somewhat with your professor's stance that a
> root user is just as likely as a windows user to fall prey to a
> malicious program.  With any UNIX system, the processes that get
> started at boot-up are pretty easy to tell.  There's not a start-menu
> and then 15 different registry settings that could set it off.
> Something would have to set itself in the runlevel .d path
> (e.g. /etc/rc3.d).

There are more options to start up than that.  You have init.d, you have
profile or bashrc, you can set up to start in the different cron jobs.
If the user is running X, you can hide the startup in one of the startup

John L. Fjellstad
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