Why did bitdefender create a user?

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 19:42:22 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Robert Holtzman<holtzm at cox.net> wrote:
> I installed BitDefender a while back and just had occasion to look at
> the user list. There sits BitDefender. Why? Anyone?X

Generally speaking, many linux programs that run all the time as
'daemons' or offer services have a user all their own.  That way if it
crashes or gets hacked it can't affect anyone or anything else on the
box but itself.

cat /etc/passwd for an interesting list

All you need to know about Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty -> gconftool -s --type
bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false

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