Reply to Kubuntu and McAfee

manchicken manchicken at
Thu Apr 26 16:47:52 UTC 2007

On Thursday 26 April 2007 10:32:49 John L Fjellstad wrote:
> 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
> xsessions.
> --
> John L. Fjellstad
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But that's not system-wide, that is user-specific.

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