New to ubuntu

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Thu Apr 9 02:15:18 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:04 PM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 9:08 PM, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
>> On 04/08/2009 04:21 PM, Brian McKee wrote:
>>> especially
>> Wow... that's a pretty broad statement:
>> <quote>
>> Don't install A/V to protect your Ubuntu system. The possiblity of it
>> doing harm is higher than the possibility of it helping you.
>> </quote>
>> I agree somewhat with the first sentence, under many circumstances, but
>> the second is (IMO) pure... From where do you base your opinion that
>> installing an AV on an Ubuntu system creates a larger possibility of
>> creating harm than helping?
> There are many many documented cases of AV causing harm under Windows.
>  I can provide citations if you insist - but Google can too.
>  I feel (but can't prove) that it's likely to have a roughly equal
> chance of screwing up linux.  I could provide reasoning - but it's
> unsubstantiated. Since there isn't many cases of it helping in
> linux....

Of course I could quote the very recent as an example....


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