Is there virus removal software for Jaunty KDE

Lisi Reisz lisi.reisz at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 09:06:28 UTC 2009


On Tuesday 16 June 2009 09:50:30 Jonas Norlander wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 12:27 AM, Lisi Reisz<lisi.reisz at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Steven -
> >
> > I am forwarding this to the list because I feel that list discussions
> > should stay on list; and also because some of the people on the list seem
> > able to communicate with you better than I.  I am a litteralist when it
> > comes to words; and it feels a bit to me as though I am conversing with
> > Lewis Carol's Humpty Dumpty when I converse with you:  words mean what
> > you want them to, not what everyone else thinks they mean.  E.g., when
> > you said that you were connected to the web via a DSL modem, I accepted
> > that at face value.  Some on the list knew better.  You are obviously,
> > however distasteful it may be to you, connected via a modem-router of
> > some kind.
> >
> > I gave you the name of a Live CD that can be used to scan for computer
> > viruses.  I repeat, it is called F-Secure Rescue CD.  If you google for
> > it, you will find it.  If you then burn the .iso to a CD, you will be
> > able to run it on any computer you wish.  Just remember to plug said
> > computer in to your "modem" with a Cat 5e (ethernet) cable before you
> > start, so that the CD can update its virus data.
> >
> > You may well find some viruses in the middle of some of your downloaded
> > stuff, but they will not be doing anything.  They will just be sitting
> > there.  I once found 7 little virus .exe's sitting in my husband's
> > /home/user directory looking forlorn and helpless.  I deleted them, but
> > only for the sake of tidyness.
> >
> > The problems you describe show a network problem.
> >
> > A worm is malware, like viruses.  Like viruses they can't actually hurt a
> > Linux computer.
>
> In my opinion it's wrong to say that Worms can't hurt a Linux
> computer. There has been some really big threat against Internet and
> computers with worms spreading from infected Linux/Unix computers. I
> thinking of vulnerability in DNS, Web/PHP, SSH and mailservers. The
> risk is not as big as it used to be as distributions today is faster
> to update bugs and are not running any services as default. So if you
> not running any services, don't run programs as root and running daily
> updates you should be safe.

None-the-less, it will not hurt Steven, nor the actual Linux computer.  I was 
trying to calm panic, not cause it.  I myself malware check the computers I 
administer, in order to protect Windows users.  

Lisi





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