is there a way that you can tell if it is working properly??
Well, you can check the status of the daemon at the console:
notice the correct caps, this is kinda annoying....
Did you close all the ports you don't use, at yast2? Its a good practice.
But to really run a detection thing, you have to ask someone to hack you (are you sure you wanna do this?). If it is running it should be ok....
I need to install an antivirus. are there antivirus programs available for SuSe Linux??
Is your box routing internet for a win machine? I guess the guys at clam antivirus have written things for linux: http://www.clamav.net/
Can you help me get started in getting an antivirus program and getting it installed??
Hmm... this time I won't be useful, my friend... Never did this before. But read the docs and readmes, it shouldn't be difficult.