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The nuts and bolts => Networking & Security => Topic started by: Drawo on September 13, 2011, 02:15:55 am

Title: Question about security...
Post by: Drawo on September 13, 2011, 02:15:55 am
I play much online games, is it NEEDED to install a virus protection, or, can i scan online ?
and when i installed for example Avast, what must i do ? Its not a tlz file but i believe TAR GLZ.
When its not needed to do it let me please now.
VectorLinux is the only one who works on me old AMD Athlon xp1800+ with Nvidia TNT Riva, and i could works for a few years more with that realy good computer. SO, keep on that splendid work Vector Team !!!!
PLEASE some advice, i don't want to send infected files to me friends.
Greetings,
Drawo
Title: Re: Question about security...
Post by: tictacPoc on September 13, 2011, 12:22:50 pm
Hi,

I don't think you need to Avast as Vector Linux. You have several good Linux virus soft in the package. (Clamav is excellent) Look in the Package management for find a good soft you need.

Also! You are not on Windows! I do not think you really need a antivus.

Good luck and welcome
Title: Re: Question about security...
Post by: pierce.jason on September 13, 2011, 01:52:00 pm
As far as online games, the important thing is keeping your browser up to date and keeping flash or java up to date(whichever you use for games).
Title: Re: Question about security...
Post by: Drawo on September 13, 2011, 11:34:29 pm
Hi,

I don't think you need to Avast as Vector Linux. You have several good Linux virus soft in the package. (Clamav is excellent) Look in the Package management for find a good soft you need.

Also! You are not on Windows! I do not think you really need a antivus.

Good luck and welcome
Thanks for your advice... gonna look for clamav.
have a nice day !
Drawo
Title: Re: Question about security...
Post by: Drawo on September 13, 2011, 11:36:50 pm
As far as online games, the important thing is keeping your browser up to date and keeping flash or java up to date(whichever you use for games).
I use flash, now am retired i must do something... In the afternoon i do me training, rowing and Nordic walking, so i train my mind and my body.
Have a nice day.
Drawo