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Re: Free Security Software - Split off at the request of the OP

KenA
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Re: Free Security Software - Split off at the request of the OP

Quote from: Midnight

If you are reading this you are on the Internet, and as such you need Security Software for your computer, the Security Software you should have on your computer is: Firewall plus Anti-Virus at least on your computer.

Nope, I'm running linux!
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Re: Free Security Software

Quote from: Midnight
If you are reading this you are on the Internet, and as such you need Security Software for your computer, the Security Software you should have on your computer is: Firewall plus Anti-Virus at least on your computer.

(Windows only).
A router firewall is probably quite sufficient for Linux.
I wonder why M$ don't bother to supply a virus checker - or even prevent them from "infecting" in the first place?

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Re: Free Security Software

Two points
First - which forum is this in - Microsoft Windows
Second - who do you think provides Microsoft Security Essentials which is an antivirus
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Re: Free Security Software - Split off at the request of the OP

Please note that the original thread is in the Microsoft Windows Section
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Re: [Windows] - Free Security Software

So the Windows anti-virus requirement is a security hole.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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Re: Re: Free Security Software - Split off at the request of the OP

I don't have any AV on my Mac but I don't feel the need to bleat about it on every thread.
Linux is still not ready for the vast majority of users...
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Re: Free Security Software - Split off at the request of the OP

Quote from: adiewoo
I don't have any AV on my Mac but I don't feel the need to bleat about it on every thread.
Linux is still not ready for the vast majority of users...

I wasn't bleating - or even mentioning - that Linux is fully ready for any user Smiley
That would have been off-topic - wouldn't it?

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Re: [Windows] - Free Security Software

Which one was that?

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Re: Free Security Software - Split off at the request of the OP

see Post 4