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Old 06-21-2004, 11:24 PM   #1
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Anti-Virus


I'm in search of a GOOD Linux antivirus.
I've unfortunately seen though, the ones that appealed to me, were not open source, and not only that, were commercial versions. Does anybody here use like an AVG-ish program for an antivirus? Or am I SOL and gonna need to buy one?
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:26 PM   #2
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Is this AV for your linux box(es) or for windows?

http://www.linux.org/apps/all/System/Anti-Virus.html
http://www.clamav.net/
http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&lr...=Google+Search

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Old 06-21-2004, 11:34 PM   #3
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tried the linux.org one before asking the question. the clam av is pretty much what i was looking for, thanks :-)
 
Old 06-22-2004, 04:46 AM   #4
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clamav is quite good
 
Old 06-22-2004, 06:25 AM   #5
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www.f-prot.com is a good one too. It is free for home use but you have to pay for commercial stuff. Details on the site. They update often too just like Norton etc.

 
Old 06-23-2004, 01:22 AM   #6
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seriously, do you need an AV program in linux? im just wondering if i should get one. also, for windows, id recommend avast home edition over AVG for a free AV program. uses very little resources etc.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 01:33 AM   #7
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You don't for Linux if you have pretty good security settings and passwords. I use it so I won't unknowingly pass a virus to someone through e-mail. Never had a infection though.

Love thy neighbor type thing. Just because people use a buggy OS doesn't mean you need to help spread them around. If I can stop one, I don't mind. I do what I can to stop them, incuding offering the use of some trees and a rope for the spammers and virus writers.

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