Added tutorial for installing antivir in Slackware, check it out
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When and how did Slackware become vulnerable to virii?
Since 2003 when I first ran Slackware, my email account has
received hundreds of infected messages; none of which has done
one iota of harm to my OS.
Furthermore, I have looked at many of these without incident.
Please read the introduction. Yes, I know that there aren't many linux viruses out there. No, that doesn't mean I can't get one. Nor does that mean I couldn't get one from a windows emulator, or that I can't pass a virus onto a windows machine by accident.
I was kind of hoping someone would expand on the article, with info on installing other antivirus programs, or their experience with them.
If you have your M$ products setup with protection then why add the load to you local Linux box? Passing a virus via a Linux box is possible but not probable. I would worry more about a 'rootkit' on my Linux boxen.
A virus checker that runs on linux might be prudent if you're running a file server that windows machines are using.
I think in that case it would make more sense to battle-harden the windows boxes with security patches, virus updates, and malware scanners than to slow down a Linux file server with a virus utility.