Originally Posted by csscmaster3
Most likely as MBAM scanned the files, MSE's realtime protection was triggered.
Originally Posted by joshd
I use Linux though so that goes a long way to removing threats... although I know I am still immune to some, I careful where I go online and what I download.
I'm not ignorant, just don't need an AV product.
Linux itself will not remove the threat, it is merely making one more obscure, and to rely on such obscurity as one's security is bad practice--often times this will yield a very bad outcome. Also, one can never 'remove' the threat, or make oneself 'immune,' one is only able to mitigate the risk to an acceptable level through detection and eventually, a response to the threat.
So, if you don't 'need' an AV on your Linux install, I sure hope you're basing this on some other mitigation, because if you're purely basing this off of obscurity, then I'd hate to be you once you get under an attacker's crosshairs.Edited by svthomas - 1/25/12 at 1:22pm