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Old 03-22-2006, 09:33 PM   #1
metallica1973
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Anti-virus


I have been using clamwin for my windows machines and clam av for my linux boxes and it sucks.It does not have a realtime scanner to catch something that comes in right away. You have to schedule a scan and I dont like the fact that it does not give you the option to disinfect, you have to quarantine,delete, and or rename and by then the damage has been done. I have using f-prot for year and do like it but the linux version is free but it does not come with a realtime scanner. Why is that and is there something else that has that feature that is free?
 
Old 03-22-2006, 10:32 PM   #2
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i would recommend anti-vir. I use it for both windows and linux. well maintained with many updates.
 
Old 03-22-2006, 10:33 PM   #3
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AVG might, but.. really.. unless you are running a Mail-Server on Linux, you don't really need a virus scan. It's a good idea to scan every once and awhile, but normally Viri won't do much (if any) damage to a *nix system.

but, you might wanna check out avg.
 
Old 03-22-2006, 11:01 PM   #4
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AVG might, but.. really.. unless you are running a Mail-Server on Linux, you don't really need a virus scan. It's a good idea to scan every once and awhile, but normally Viri won't do much (if any) damage to a *nix system.

but, you might wanna check out avg.
Obviously you don't work for a Corporation that has policies enforced by SOX.

AVG, I have to have proof for Anti-Virus on anything on the network.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 12:13 AM   #5
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I will more research. Many thanks
 
  


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