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Old 05-03-2006, 07:36 PM   #1
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anti-virus for linux

can anyone recomend a good anti-virus for a linux DESKTOP machine (not a server)

i need to be able to cach windows viruses as i use wine a fair bit.

also contraty to popular belif *nix is not invunrable to viruses... just most viruses are designed for windoze cause all teh n00bs run that! and are easy targets...
there hasbeen a ratehr serious MAC virus recently that might migrate to other *nix s
after all what is mac but a very fancy X winodw manager! ruinning on a modified BSD core.....

so any suggestions?
Old 05-03-2006, 07:43 PM   #2
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Usually ClamAV or F-Prot are recommended.
Old 05-03-2006, 07:56 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by dasy2k1
just most viruses are designed for windoze cause all teh n00bs run that!
That argument is utter rubbish.

According to Netcraft, Apache currently serves over 60% of the internet. IIS serves around 25%. So, since Apache is the biggest target, why is IIS the most frequently attacked? Using the "big target" theory, shouldn't 60% of internet worms & viruses be targeting Apache? WHY DON'T THEY?

Read this:

Have fun!

Edit: My home desktop PC has been running Linux for 8 years and is connected to the internet 24/7 via a broadband connection. It is yet to be infected, despite the fact that I don't run any AV software at all.

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Old 05-03-2006, 08:33 PM   #4
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I like avast antivirus(
Old 05-03-2006, 09:04 PM   #5
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Like that one myself to. Mrcheeks if you get a chance edit your post and reomve the end ) character or add a space before it. It is part of the tag now.

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AVG ( ) also recently launched a free deskstop antivirus for Linux but I personally prefer clamAV especially after you setup the Klamav interface....


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