wyliecoyoteuk wrote:The latter are best guarded against by something like Firefox's Noscript browser plugin.
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:A live CD is fairly proof against trojan attacks, simply because the root partition is read only.
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:I will post a step by step how to in a separate thread for those interested.
RichardKweskin wrote:Hi Stuart
I understand your concern for security. Using Linux instead of Windows, in and of itself, goes a long way toward that. The computers with only 128MB of ram are not very suitable for today's use but would certainly benefit from a replacement of an ancient version of Windows with a light but up to date Linux. Almost any distro can be trimmed and remastered but it is a lot of work. SUSE is a heavy weight in its "out of the box" form. I would suggest Lubuntu which Linux Format has written about. It has several "light" replacements for the desktop (lxde instead of gnome or kde) and for heavy suites (abiword and gnumeric instead of libreoffice) etc.
RichardKweskin wrote:I advocated the live versions where a temporary Linux use for a one off scan was the topic. Someone who brings their pc which has a probable infection puts me in just such a position.
RichardKweskin wrote:In your case you can consider a proper installation.
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