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Silly question maybe, Does one need to install an antivirue with linux and if so what are the best ones around Am running Mandrake 9.1 Thanks Trevor...

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    Default Linux and virus

    Silly question maybe,

    Does one need to install an antivirue with linux and if so what are the best
    ones around

    Am running Mandrake 9.1

    Thanks

    Trevor


    Shazbot Guest

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    Default Re: Linux and virus

    On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 14:11:01 +0200, Shazbot wrote:
    > Silly question maybe,
    >
    > Does one need to install an antivirue with linux and if so what are the best
    > ones around

    Not much use for vendors spending manhours for
    making a virus scanner for *nux systems.

    I think there are less than 300 (virus,worms, trojans) TOTAL for Unix
    and all of those have been closed out with any recent software updates.

    The OS is virus resistant unless you are running as root
    instead of using a regular account.
    [url]http://www.linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/#virus[/url]

    Check your linux vendor for updates *regularly*.

    For some light reading:
    [url]http://www.claws-and-paws.com/virus/articles/linux_viruses.shtml[/url]
    [url]http://librenix.com/?inode=21[/url]

    Now if you need linux to scan email passed through for Micro$not
    then see if your Micro$oft virus scanner vendor has one for linux.
    You might need other vendors if you are using linux as a file server
    for Bill'$ code.

    More answers at
    [url]http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search[/url]
    good virus scanner in the first box
    *linux* in the Newsgroup, pick english

    returns over 9,000 hits, change to best virus scanner
    returns over 400 hits

    Five minutes of just looking for links in the text gets me,
    in no order of importance:

    [url]http://www.centralcommand.com[/url]
    [url]http://www.symantec.com/product[/url]
    [url]http://mcafee.com[/url]
    [url]http://www.openantivirus.org[/url]
    [url]http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=virus&section=projects[/url]
    [url]http://www.f-secure.com/[/url]
    [url]http://sourceforge.net/projects/openantivirus[/url]
    [url]http://www.sophos.com[/url]
    [url]http://www.kaspersky.com[/url]
    [url]http://www.pspl.com[/url]
    [url]http://www.hbedv.com[/url]
    [url]http://www.ravantivirus.com[/url]
    [url]http://www.antivirus.com[/url]
    [url]http://clamav.elektrapro.com/[/url]
    [url]http://www.openantivirus.org[/url]

    Use [url]http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search[/url] again to
    check responses for the product you think about using.
    Bit Twister Guest

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    Shazbot wrote:
    > Silly question maybe,
    >
    > Does one need to install an antivirue with linux and if so what are the
    > best ones around
    >
    > Am running Mandrake 9.1
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Trevor
    You may want to check out [url]http://www.chkrootkit.org/[/url]

    Jonathan Oman Guest

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    Default Re: Linux and virus

    Thanks all for your answers

    Trevor


    "Jonathan Oman" <jomangwwwgogebic-sw.com> a écrit dans le message de
    news:dgN_a.100242$0v4.6931471bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    > Shazbot wrote:
    >
    > > Silly question maybe,
    > >
    > > Does one need to install an antivirue with linux and if so what are the
    > > best ones around
    > >
    > > Am running Mandrake 9.1
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Trevor
    >
    > You may want to check out [url]http://www.chkrootkit.org/[/url]
    >

    Shazbot Guest

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