fire wall & anti-virus? do i really need it

Florian Diesch diesch at
Fri Sep 8 20:38:35 UTC 2006

"Adriano Varoli Piazza" <moranar at> wrote:

> 2006/9/7, unksi <unksi at>:
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>> I don't use either, as I have a firewall on my router and for the
>> viruses, if there is any you have to run them manually as root anyways.
> You're top-posting. And a virus that operates under a normal user's
> permissions could easily wipe out all their data (backup? what
> backup?), which is the important part most users care about. After
> all, I can reinstall a clean system in half an hour. If my data is
> gone, it's GONE.

If you have valuable data you should have a backup. It's much more
likly that you data is destroyed by a hardware error, software bug or
user mistake than by a virus.


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