Does some one knows a good virus scanner that is just a scanner?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by PSiegmann, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. PSiegmann

    Alias Guest

    No need if you dump Windows and get Ubuntu. There are NO viruses or
    malware in the wild for Ubuntu, NONE. Check it out at and
    forget about anti virus and anti malware applications. It's free and
    comes with access to over 24,000 free programs.

    Alias, Jan 4, 2009
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  2. PSiegmann

    russmeister Guest

    I understand your question Kapersky has a good free online scanner wit
    tools available incase you do get infected. i too shut down my Av unles
    iam going to d/l a soft or something. You save the link to desktop t
    scan whenever you wish and it allows you to scan 1 file at a time if yo
    russmeister, Jan 4, 2009
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  3. PSiegmann

    measekite Guest

    One reason I left Windows. I did boot up Windows yesterday to change a
    fat32 disk label to something I wanted. Linux security prevented me from
    doing that in Gparted.

    After using the Windows file manager for a few minutes I could not wait to
    reboot and get back to Linux. Windows is crap compared to Linux.
    measekite, Jan 5, 2009
  4. PSiegmann

    Alias Guest

    WGA and WGA/N are the main reasons I checked out Linux in the first
    place. Once I installed Linux and realized that it is very user
    friendly, I was very pleased. I was also very pleased at the fact that
    it is much easier to install and update than Windows. Add the FACT that
    there are no viruses or malware in the wild for Linux and I was sold.

    Alias, Jan 5, 2009
  5. PSiegmann

    measekite Guest

    Sooner or later there will be as Ubuntu and Linux becomes more popular.
    The same was true of Apple years ago and now there are a few viruses. I
    think one needs to prepare so they are not the first victim.
    measekite, Jan 5, 2009
  6. PSiegmann

    Alias Guest

    You should study Linux architecture and then get back to me because
    you're dead wrong.

    Alias, Jan 5, 2009
  7. PSiegmann

    measekite Guest

    But there have, in the past been some Linux viruses in the wild.
    measekite, Jan 5, 2009
  8. PSiegmann

    Alias Guest

    If you keep it updated and use a hard firewall in your router, there's
    nothing short of someone having physical access to your computer that
    can compromise the machine. Windows, OTOH ...

    Alias, Jan 6, 2009
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