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Old 11-11-2003, 04:28 PM   #1
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antivirus....


ummm do antivirus work in linux ?
 
Old 11-11-2003, 04:32 PM   #2
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Are you asking whether there's
Linux specific Anti-virus programs?

Or whether Norton Antiwalrus will
work under Linux?

For a fast and (for end-users) free
Linux virus-scanner visit
http://www.f-prot.com

Cheers,
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Old 11-11-2003, 04:32 PM   #3
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I'm using this one - http://www.f-prot.com/products/home_use/linux/ - you have to install it in root, it's hard to say whether it "works" or not as you cant see if it's "booted up" with Linux, I assume it just runs in the background
 
Old 11-11-2003, 04:37 PM   #4
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ehm...
maybe this question sounds awfully stupid
but is antivirus software necessary in linux?
I thought this software for linux was only used in the case of email (server) filtering software.. to prevent the spread of these charming creatures
(tell me if I am wrong)

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Old 11-11-2003, 04:47 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by kingka
but is antivirus software necessary in linux?

I thought this software for linux was only used in the case of email (server) filtering software.. to prevent the spread of these charming creatures
(tell me if I am wrong)
Well, there is the odd Linux virus, and there's
certainly several trojans around ... so, I think
running virus-scanners on Linux is feasible,
not only if you relay mails...


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Old 11-11-2003, 05:30 PM   #6
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These links should explain things for you.

# Linux and virus
The Virus Writing HOWTO reference: Should I get anti-virus software for my Linux box?

# Basic Linux security
Linux Questions Security references
Security Help Files
Linux Administrator's Security Guide
Security Focus
Linux Security
Firewalls and Security
 
  


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