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Old 09-21-2003, 12:52 PM   #1
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Anti Virus progrsm, do i need one ?


Coming over from Windows i have been led to believe that Anti virus programs are very important.

Do i need an Anti Virus program in LINUX or is it IMMUNE ?.

and if i do need one where do i get it from ?, preferably free ?

tim
 
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Most generally the only time you would use a virus scanner on linux is if you are running a medium to large scale mail server. But even then in a lot of cases virus protection is not installed or used. There are very very few linux viri, but the ones that there are, they usually derived to be a root kit of some sort.

I would not worry about anti virus on a linux desktop. It would be more hassle then it would be worth.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 01:06 PM   #3
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thanks pal for that info, very helpfull. tim
 
  


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