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PupSki

Joined: 20 Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Sat 21 Apr 2007, 06:51    Post subject:  Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware Apps
Subject description: Are any Security Apps. available, Where?
 

I've searched for hours on many of the Puppy pages and found not one mention of Anti-Spyware Apps. or Anti-Virus Apps.
Are any available? Or are they totally unnecessary when you "RUN with The PUP"?? Confused

I have a rather new,
home built Intel Celeron
with a 3,21 GHz CPU.
1.46Gb of DDR Ram.
Running WinXPH 2002 with sp2
Maxtor 6 L300SO SATA Hard Drive
Maxtor 6 Y120LO IDE Hard Drive
IDE CD Writer
IDE Lite-On DVD Writer
Numerous Partitions
I surf with The Opera Browser (8.54)
[Had trouble with 9.0 and reverted back]
But Opera wins hands down over Firefox any day!
And of course I don't like M$IE!

Phillips IR Wireless Keyboard
Logitek RF Wireless Track Ball
Both have USB receivers (and I REALLY love both!!!)

I found the various utilities and downloaded and
burned The Puppy (2.15CE Final).
I booted it up and found numerous utilities
including a Firewall. But in all the hours of reading
the various associated web pages, I never found even
a hint of an Anti-Virus Application or
an Anti-Spyware Application................
Are they totally unnecessary when you "RUN with The PUP"??

I seemed to have a bit of trouble configuring my modem, also.
But, I really didn't want to go online anyway until I resolved this
issue.

Thanks for all the work that went into these "OS".

Any help would be appreciated. Very Happy
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Bruce B

Joined: 18 May 2005
Posts: 11488
Location: The Peoples Republic of California

PostPosted: Sat 21 Apr 2007, 07:36    Post subject:  

Welcome to Puppy Linux

I think we are too busy having fun too worry about spyware apps. Not much worry about viruses either.

1) F-Prot makes a good and free Linux anti-virus software

2) Puppy comes with an easy to install firewall

3) Configure your browser wisely

4) ?????

5) ?????

PS - looks like you have a great computer
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PupSki

Joined: 20 Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Sun 22 Apr 2007, 18:27    Post subject: Re: Security Apps.
Subject description: F-Prot Antivirus App.
 

Hi Bruce

Thanks for your speedy reply! And all the way from LA!

Glad I wasn't waiting for The Pony Express or

MACRO$oft...... Mad

And No, that wasn't a "TYPO" !

I'd be waiting a long time for help... LOL! Laughing

Thanks for the suggestion.

Regards! The New "PupSki" Very Happy
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craftybytes


Joined: 17 Nov 2006
Posts: 298
Location: QLD AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Sun 22 Apr 2007, 20:27    Post subject:  

PupSki - welcome to the kennels..

Looks like you want to do a dual boot setup - Winblows & Puppy Linux..!!

Good machine setup you've got there mate..

For us puppyites to help you re your modem setup - you need to let us know what brand & type & model your modem is - then maybe we can provide assistance with helping you get it setup & online in Puppy..

You will find as the days go by - PUPPY IS ADDICTIVE - have fun exercising your puppy..

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PupSki

Joined: 20 Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2007, 01:49    Post subject: Linux Setup for Going Online
Subject description: Modem Specs.
 

Hi craftybytes,

Thanks for you're help with Modem Setup.

Was I supposed to change forums since we are no longer

talking about Antivirus Apps.??

We are continuing the same thread - SetUp....


Software wouldn't help. I had to remove the modem

and get a magnifying glass to get the numbers.

It is:

Lucent Win modem for standard "Dial-Up"

Model# F1156IV/A2A

It was also listed elsewhere without the slash:

F1156IVA2A

The Puppy seemed to recognize it, but I possibly

didn't have all the right SPECS. to enter in the boxes.


Re: The Machine....... Yeah! With all I put into it,

I thought it would be faster than a "Screemin Demon" .......

Alas! With "Winblow$ XP" and all the necessary

Security Apps. it's slow as Molasses in January

(that's our January Mate, not your's)


Of course, one of my weaknesses is downloading different Apps.

to try them....... Probably have really cluttered up my registry

with some incompatibilities. So I figured, I might as well start

"Maneuvering around" the "Learning Curve" for Linux.....


I have a couple of "Full Blown" Versions that I never installed properly.

More recently, I started researching the many "Distros" available.

Puppy sounded like one of the best!

Thanks for your offer for help. Goodday Mate! Smile
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PupSki

Joined: 20 Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2007, 02:03    Post subject:  RE: Last Post
Subject description: RE: Last Post
 

Hi craftybytes,

I forgot to mention in the last post..........

I'm not sure if I'm ready for a "Dual Boot".

My understanding is that I would have to install

The Puppy on my hard drive.........

I am still running it from CD to become familiarized with it.

Thanks again. And Goodday Mate! Smile
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craftybytes


Joined: 17 Nov 2006
Posts: 298
Location: QLD AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2007, 03:04    Post subject:  

Hi PupSki,

No you don't really need to fully install Puppy to your hard drive - you can also install Puppy as a "frugal" install - search in these forums for 'frugal' - much info on how to do it and use it..

Yes it would probably be the best if you were to start a new thread for your modem setup probs - then those puppyites who could help you would find your thread quicker..

As your modem is a Lucent model - you might want to try the 'Modem Wizard" in the "setup" menu - hopefully this can get you on the way..

I believe our January is the same as your January - just 12 hours behind in actual time..

HTH..

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keilor

Joined: 26 Feb 2007
Posts: 75
Location: Albury/Wodonga Australia

PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2007, 03:39    Post subject:  

craftybites wrote:
I believe our January is the same as your January

I think he/she meant their January being winter and ours being summer. Wink
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PupSki

Joined: 20 Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2007, 12:13    Post subject: Moving to Other Forums
Subject description: Moving to Other Forums
 

Thanks to both craftybytes & keilor,


In further Browsing, I did find mention of the "frugal" install &

the "Modem Wizard". I just didn't have time yet to study them.


keilor was right, Where I grew up (up North) it was really cold

in January with the Molasses being very slow.......

It's just an "Idiomatic Expression" I grew up with.

Right now, I'm 'stuck' in Central Florida, USA

where it's waaay too warm in January, for me!


Oh, by the way, I'm 'Dave', definately a "HE".

Thanks again and Goodday to both of you! Smile
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jonyo

Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 2725

PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2007, 19:36    Post subject:  

Anyone care to 'splain (step by step plz) how to install f-prot in pup. thx
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trapster


Joined: 28 Nov 2005
Posts: 2106
Location: Maine, USA

PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2007, 20:30    Post subject:  

Try Here for a .pup file.
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Asus eeepc 1005HA PU1X-BK
Frugal install: Slacko
Currently using full install: DebianDog
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mysticmarks


Joined: 26 Feb 2007
Posts: 159
Location: California

PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2007, 00:33    Post subject: anti anything
Subject description: anti anything
 

Linux is far more difficult to exploit than windoz. Really you just need to manage your open ports with a firewall if you feel that you will have a security issue. The antivirus software is really a pointless install.
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PupSki

Joined: 20 Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2007, 03:45    Post subject: Anti Anything
Subject description: Security Apps.
 

Hi Mystic,

Yes, I knew that Linux is far more difficult to exploit than windoz.

I'm assuming the Firewall which comes with

Puppy Linux 2.15CE Final is adequate?

I have been using Zone Alarm Free with Windoz

because it is rated so highly and is Free.

I'm in the process of downloading "AVG Antivirus for Linux"

Thanks! Smile
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Bruce B

Joined: 18 May 2005
Posts: 11488
Location: The Peoples Republic of California

PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2007, 03:57    Post subject:  

Whatever satisfies your need to tinker Smile

I think these Linux AV scanners are great for scanning your Windows files from Linux. One advantage is that Windows is dormant and malware designed to hide itself while Windows is running loses that particular stealth ability.
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jonyo

Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 2725

PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2007, 15:14    Post subject: Re: RE: Last Post
Subject description: RE: Last Post
 

Not interested in dual boot myself...to complicated & don even wanna bother figuring it out.

Thought running pup live cd save file to hard drive was safe on top of installed windows, but found out..not the case & easy to mess up winx..

Not that i'm a big fan, but got lotsa stuff there..

One step ata time for me now.

PupSki wrote:
Hi craftybytes,

I forgot to mention in the last post..........

I'm not sure if I'm ready for a "Dual Boot".

My understanding is that I would have to install

The Puppy on my hard drive.........

I am still running it from CD to become familiarized with it.

Thanks again. And Goodday Mate! Smile
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