Ubuntu security - spyware, viruses, cache cleaning, etc.

Michael Moore stuporglue at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 14:30:49 UTC 2005

> As a soon-to-be former Windoze user i tried to be strict on security,
> such as installing anti-spyware, anti-virus and cache, history,
> Interent, Windoze cleaning progs. Are any of these types of progs
> needed for Ubuntu (Linux)?

Generally not needed. Linux is mostly (completly?) free of viruses and
stuff like that. Just keep your passwords close to your chest and
don't run any servers you don't need to (the default setup) and you
should be good.

> I am using Firefox and i know it has the Clear All feature in the
> Preferences. But is it enough? Or is it?

If you're really paranoid, you can set Firefox's cookies settings to
save for "untill I close firefox", and do similar things with the
history etc. No need for an extra program though.

Welcome to Ubuntu!

Michael Moore

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