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Old 11-10-2008, 05:22 AM   #1
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open-source anti virus and internet security


I recently installed Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 1.0.4 for Linux from a CD I bought from a shop. The installation is successful but it lacks many other features. The CD also has F-Secure Linux Security 32bit 7 which I cannot install. Is there a better and a complete open-source anti-virus and internet security for download from the internet? I am using openSuse10.2.

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Old 11-10-2008, 05:51 AM   #2
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Could you explain what it is that you are trying to accomplish?
Say, are you trying to mimic a Windows desktop environment with Norton Internet Security installed for firewalling/antivirus/antispam/etc. or are you setting up a server?
 
Old 11-10-2008, 05:56 AM   #3
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Unless you're running a server or something, you don't need anti-virus for Linux. Firewall? Only if you're paranoid, but there's one built into the kernel that you can enable with a custom kernel.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 06:04 AM   #4
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For common anti-virus detection I would suggest ClamAV at http://clamav.org/
ClamAV is open-source and you can integrate it's functionality into some mail server's
It also has a Windows version, just in case that you want to switch on all your platforms

Give it a try.

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Old 11-10-2008, 02:13 PM   #5
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clamav is great, it's open-source, up-to-date (many times even more so than Norton or McAfee), many features, try it

also know that it's mostly for safeguarding Window$ machines on your network, because otherwise it will very rarely find viruses ... they just don't get in as often on Linux, and if it does the viruses and malware likely pose no threat to a Linux system, but it's true I do have it installed, mostly just to see the viral prevalence ...

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Old 11-10-2008, 02:29 PM   #6
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Hi,

There are things that can happen within a browser, be it on a Linux or Windows system. Sure the viral aspects for a GNU/Linux are rare but the data mines , traps and other things can shadow on either M$ or GNU/Linux. The scripting on GNU/Linux system is less likely but can happen. The main reason to use a shield of some kind is mainly for a M$ based machine environment so if your GNU/Linux server supports M$ based machines then a means to filter and protect should be used.

I do use ClamAV but ClamWin on M$ based systems. One of the best open source virus protection and database available.
 
  


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