New to ubuntu Thanks for the help!

Ed Oneill kodiack91 at
Thu Apr 9 03:03:32 UTC 2009

--- On Wed, 4/8/09, Shawn McCuan <smccuan at> wrote:

From: Shawn McCuan <smccuan at>
Subject: Re: New to ubuntu
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 5:08 AM

Ed Oneill wrote:
> how serious of a problem are viruses in ubuntu os and can they cause 
> damage /how can I prevent virus? I just installed ubuntu a few days 
> ago and have had a problem with screens freezing up? what can cause this ?
> any hepl would be great !!!    Thank you !!!
> kodiack91
It's *highly* unlikely that you have a virus. Although there are some 
viruses for linux, in general, unless your a corporation running a 
server, you dont really need to worry about them at this point in time. 
Most Linux security threats are fixed within hours (alright, that might 
be a slight exaggeration), so as long as your updated, theres not much 
to worry about.

If the screen is freezing up, you either have a problem with your 
xorg.conf or something with your hardware is faulty.

What video card are you using?

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Thank you for the reply! I have a few new questions if you have the time! I am new to computers used windows for only a few years limited use. I switched to Unbuntu 8.10 and find it much faster running but difficult to learn.  I am trying to learn how to use pigeon and also how to install apps with text i think it is called command line?i tried to google it but can not find any step by step directions .
after your message iI was able to find bit defender for unbuntu but do not know how to install a deb file of where to find it on my computer after download ?

I also was wondering how to stop an app. if it freezes on windows it was ctrl-alt-delete but cant find how to get the system to respond if it freezes up on unbuntu I have to shut off power to tower with power button and restart!

                                                           any help would be great!
                                                                                     Thank you 
                                                                                  kodiack91 at

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