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Old 12-18-2003, 07:35 AM   #1
juanb
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Talking anti virus


Hi !!

IK use RH.

I am looking for an anti virus (free of charge)

that can do realtime protection ( thats run whan the system boots and stays in memory).

does someone knows about such anti virus ?

thanks
 
Old 12-18-2003, 07:53 AM   #2
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helo

here is a free antivirus for linux workstation pc, but mostly people say that there is currently no need for any antivirus for Linux

http://www.f-prot.com/products/home_use/linux/

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Old 12-18-2003, 08:33 AM   #3
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you could also try Dr. Web, which is what comes with Mandrake 9.2 i believe.

http://www.sald.com/

(or http://drweb.ru/ if you can read Russian )
 
Old 12-18-2003, 09:11 AM   #4
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you can use clamav it can check 10000 viruses: http://clamav.elektrapro.com/
 
Old 12-18-2003, 09:16 AM   #5
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Can windows viruses affect linux if it's running wine or vmware?
 
Old 12-18-2003, 10:00 AM   #6
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NOPE only the windows in vmware is affected but nothing of LINUX is affected !!!
LINUX= virus free -- completely!
 
Old 12-18-2003, 10:21 AM   #7
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LINUX= virus free -- completely!
aparently thats not completely true....
there have been somthing like 20 virii / worms for linux since it was created...
and about 4 are currently loose on the internet..

BUT... when there are billions for windows,
and you have to be dumb enough to log in as root for the 4 possible linux virii to affect you,, you should be safe.

just only install / compile from trusted locations... and if u dont trust, inspect the source code first.
 
Old 12-18-2003, 02:34 PM   #8
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i would... if i understood it

I guess the reason why there are so little virii available for linux is b/c almost everyone that can program for linux puts it to use in a positive way, and also the most blant fact being that windoze has sh*t loads of holes.

I hope it stays this way....
 
Old 12-22-2003, 04:04 AM   #9
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I need an antivirus for RH box that works as mail relay ,so I need an anti virus that can be installed on that box and can detect viruses not only for linux .

which one can I use?

thanks
 
Old 12-22-2003, 09:08 AM   #10
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juanb, that depends of the mta that you use, i use redhat, qmail, qmail-scanner and clamav, works fine for me, good look
 
Old 12-22-2003, 09:34 AM   #11
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I know it isn't free, but Vexira works really well on our system. I am running Sendmail as the MTA on RH9. I am using the Milter version of Vexira and the annual license is trivial considering I am running a network of nothing but WinXP Pro machines on the Network and we all know how suseptable they are. Take a look at the website: www.centralcommand.com or just type in Vexira in your search engine. It's worth a look if you have any MS machines.
 
  


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