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Old 05-30-2003, 01:30 AM   #1
bikerinsf
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Question Anti Virus


I am a recent convert trying to migrate to mandrake, and have a rather basic question for the forum.

Is there any open source equivalent of Norton or McAfee that I can use on my linux box?

If this was trivial, perhaps my other question regarding unicode in the linux-distro forum will provide additional challenges

Thanks a ton..


B

PS: I finally read the forum and see that this has been addressed before... promise to read first and ask later next time.. cheers.

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Old 05-30-2003, 02:15 AM   #2
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you can use the command line f-prot made for linux.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 02:55 AM   #3
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but you might also want to consider not running
an antivirus program, since virii for linux are quite
uncommon.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 03:27 AM   #4
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i don't use it to check for virii in linux, i use it to to check
windows for virii from linux. when somebody brings me
a windows box that's acting up, i boot linux first and
run f-prot, after backing up the partition usually. a lot
of virii have counters for payloads and such, and i don't
want ot risk that payload being released the first time
i boot the machine at my house.
i also use it for deleting copies of klez from my
attachments folder, so i don't accidently do something
dumb when in windows.
 
  


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