Originally posted by mhollstein
well, it makes sense to scan a samba server where users store windoze files & executables.
another threat: if you get a (win)virus infected email, your linux will laugh at it. But if you forward it without checking the contents, then the recipient could get in truble in case he has windoze...
as to linux: I've never heard about viruses "for" linux. but this is not a proof that they do not exist. If anyone has any experience it would be fine to post it here.
They do exist, but most are 'proof of concept' viruses, written just to show it can be done. All are harmless unless run as root. There was even a competition to write an effective linux virus but no one claimed the prize - if I could find the address I'd post it.
When my flatmate (windows user) got a suspicious pif attachment in an email he forwarded to me (knowing I'm a linux user) so we could have a look at the contents
I forget what it was now, but I remember thinking "Hehe, immunity!!"