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Questions Regarding Antivirus or Defragging in Linux Mint 12
  

So what does defragging mean anyway? Why doesn't Linux need defragmenting? Please help me by answering these two questions. All your replies will be appreciated. Please post your answers as soon as possible.

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Re: Questions Regarding Antivirus or Defragging in Linux Mint 12

While you're utilizing a computer, creating and deleting files, moving data, and for the most part actually updating things, the information in your filesystem can end up separated, leaving blank spaces on your hard drive. These disconnect fragments of information are called "fragments," and the situation with them is that they make the clear spaces fundamentally difficult to reach. When you speak about "defragging" in Windows, you're in reality discussing compressing the fragments in your filesystem.
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Windows utilizes a filesystem called NTFS, while Linux (for the most part) utilizes a special filesystem called ext3. To put it basically, ext3 makes a point not to have the same fragmentation issues that NTFS has basically by its design. In the event that you installed a Linux distro with a NTFS filesystem, it could have the same fragmentation situations as Windows. So it isn't essentially Linux that averts fragmentation, its as a matter of fact the filesystem underneath the system. Due to this, depending on if you instated Linux utilizing the default filesystem (ext3), you should not need to defrag the circle such as you did in Windows.
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Re: Questions Regarding Antivirus or Defragging in Linux Mint 12

All filesystems (even ext3) will part following enough utilize and might in the end require defragmenting. In spite of the fact that this defragging could be quite infrequent, and not something you could need to stress over when beginning as something on Linux, it might would like to be something you acknowledge in the destiny. Actually, I've been running Linux for seven months and haven't even thought over defragging yet.
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Windows viruses should not influence a Linux system. There are exceptionally few viruses you need to stress over as a Linux user, and your firewall ought to secure you from them provided that you don't do anything lax. Granted that there is a much littler danger of spoiling on a Linux system, that doesn't mean you might as well run around on the network downloading every last item you see without hesitation.
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Re: Questions Regarding Antivirus or Defragging in Linux Mint 12

In the event that you utilize a utility such as Google or Yahoo to send message, yet, they have assembled-in virus filters, building a manual sweep unessential. Basically, it's 100% up to you whether or not you'd like to scan your files. Ever a large number of Linux users don't even have an antivirus instituted on their system, myself combined. It is possible to uncover your Linux system to outside threats, provided that you attempt hard enough. No managing system is powerful, but provided that you take an ability to think precautions, you'll have no situations with viruses.
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Granted that Linux is exceptionally safe to viruses it is not resistant at all to user input. The suggestion of this is that you ought to unfailingly have some thought of what you're doing before you do it. Here and there a malignant user will post something you don't grasp, toting it as a "script" that'll tackle some situation or enhance some practicality.
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Re: Questions Regarding Antivirus or Defragging in Linux Mint 12

The great news is that JavaScript is quite simple to avoid! When you first run Firefox, head over to Tools-> Add-ons, scan for NoScript, and introduce it. With NoScript, these cross-stage JavaScript attacks can never make it through to your browser.
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Re: Questions Regarding Antivirus or Defragging in Linux Mint 12

As well as noscript, I could prescribe running without JavaScript enabled in browsers or Adobe aerialist bookworm or undoubtedly any requisition that would like to unite to the Internet for your advantage
  • --javascript might be for a time tuned on for posts that necessity it via the noscript addon/extension for Firefox. Furthermore in the noscript settings, don't utilize [x] Scripts Globally Allowed in the General TAB
  • --I think it is still turned on as the default choice when noscript is joined, but it would not be able to be; I have had noscript running for an extended time.
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Re: Questions Regarding Antivirus or Defragging in Linux Mint 12

Linux is not 100% unrestricted about viruses and all. Yes Windows is substantially more attacked, there are about 98% Windows PCs vs. 2%, but UNIX is not completely unlimited of all strike but as a home user as likely as not you will meet no situation. In the event that you have a server, the situation is offbeat. About defragging, you are essentially right. Yes the UNIX record systems have few fragmentations but all document systems part, and now and again, defragging is not an unfavorable thing (even ext4 and XFS: "Offer within the web based world defragmentation capability.” "Even XFS index system requires defragmentation at times. ")
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As respects utilizing NoScript, I think the NoScript documentation shows that the Java and Java Script installnatives in Firefox inclination might as well be prepared in place for NoScript to role decently.
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