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coreyhandler 07-03-2009 03:57 PM

recommend a good anti virus program
 
please recommend an anti virus program
i have heard of:
avast
clamav
avg
are any of these good? is there any better?

thank you

eco 07-03-2009 06:38 PM

Clamav worked for me until I realised there was no need for it (yet) under Linux.

i92guboj 07-03-2009 06:49 PM

Nowadays, AVs are mostly the same, they all check for known signatures and that's about it. In linux you are not going to have much virus problems for the time being, though.

Clamav is the one that will offer the best integration with most linux software. Avast is ok as a standalone checker to check your files manually. The rest is just marketing.

onebuck 07-03-2009 08:14 PM

Hi,

Quote:

Originally Posted by coreyhandler (Post 3595851)
please recommend an anti virus program
i have heard of:
avast
clamav
avg
are any of these good? is there any better?

thank you

You need is for what? To filter or clean a M$ based product?

Define your problem a little better. GNU/Linux is not M$ so why the worry for a anti virus?

unSpawn 07-03-2009 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by i92guboj (Post 3595953)
Nowadays, AVs are mostly the same, they all check for known signatures and that's about it.

If engine or sig quality is low so will be the result.


Quote:

Originally Posted by i92guboj (Post 3595953)
Clamav is the one that will offer the best integration with most linux software. (..) The rest is just marketing.

By all means, if integration is the only crucial criterium, else I'd suggest running some tests yourself.

coreyhandler 07-04-2009 02:32 AM

thanks everyone
i know you really don't anti virus for linux but i always like to have it just in case.
thanks for the help

onebuck 07-04-2009 09:19 AM

Hi,

Quote:

Originally Posted by coreyhandler (Post 3596236)
thanks everyone
i know you really don't anti virus for linux but i always like to have it just in case.
thanks for the help

Virus is not a problem with GNU/Linux. You should worry more about rootkits. 'chrootkit' is a good one to start using.

'Tripwire' is another utility that you might find useful.


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