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Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Thu Apr 9 02:24:05 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:15 PM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at> wrote:
> 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....

As long as I'm on a roll - from a recent thread on this very list I'd
not been follwing...

> FYI, I ran bdscan on a 73Gb $HOME/mail file and after a few minutes the
> box crashed with a cpu overtemp warning. The cpu is an AMD Athlon 5200.
> It looks like I will have to break the scan into segments.

Find me an entry where somebody has found a linux virus with one!


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