trojan problem

Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at
Fri Jan 27 10:47:44 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-22 at 21:56 +0800, Michael T. Richter wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-22-01 at 20:59 +0800, Brian Walker wrote:
> > It pains me to say so, but I have a trojan somewhere on my system,
> and
> > it is a pain. I need help to rid myself of it.
> Wasn't one of the benefits of moving to Linux supposed to be not
> facing
> these scenarios?  :-O 

Of course it is. There are no "trojans" on linux. There are rootkits but
they are much more difficult to install. A trojan is usually a peice of
malware disguised as an email attachment that appears useful. The user
clicks on it and unwittingly installs it on Windows. On ubuntu if you
want to install software often you have to be root to do so. This limits
the abilities of trojans to install themselves on users computers making
linux much more secure.


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