Viruses in Ubuntu?

By mathewkaneQ4
Sep 14, 2011
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  1. Can there be viruses in my ubuntu???
    whenever I try to open a secured website (with https) it always shows an error message.
  2. Not every error that appears is a virus...

    What website?

    What error?


    p.s. Quake4 runs well on Linux in case you don't know...
  3. mrjust

    mrjust Newcomer, in training Posts: 18

    What browser are you using?
    Yes their can be viruses but the chances are slim. You have to be intelligent about opening things- and giving root permission to files. I been using ubuntu for 1 year now and haven't had a single problem!
    Try updating your system.
    open a terminal and type
    Then type
    it will ask you for your password.
  4. mathewkaneQ4

    mathewkaneQ4 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I updated the Ubuntu & I'm now not getting those error messages.
    Thanks Mrjust.
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    I suggest you run update manager daily for updates. Or open terminal and type:

    Code:
     sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    I check for, and grab updates before even starting X. This method ensures you have the very latest updates installed and current on your system before performing any tasks on it.


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