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#1 Tor

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 08:37 AM

What anti-virus software do you use for Linux? I noticed the AVG now has a free version for Linux and I've seen Clam AV used before. I've never installed an anti-virus software before though and I've never had a virus on Linux.
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 03:00 PM

I have none installed on my machines now but thought about putting Clam AV on. I didn't realize that AVG offered a free version for Linux as well. I will have to check that out.
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#3 asrbanshee

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:05 PM

IF there is a free AVG edition for linux, then get it. That is probably the best anti-virus I have had yet.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 04:43 AM

I've always used Clam AV. Works well and is free for non business use.
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#5 Tor

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 07:39 AM

Does Clam AV have updated definitions? This seems to be the most common version for Linux.
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:08 AM

I have used Clam AV as well, works pretty good. I don't think I would need an AV program under Linux, though.
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#7 Tor

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:13 AM

rumen, do you know the answer to my previous post?
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:18 PM

I think it does have. But you could get the packages and try it out. But it should get the latest definitions.
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#9 Tor

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 08:04 AM

It seems that Clam AV is "manual" only. There is no on access scanning.
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:14 PM

I don't think you need an anti-virus software for Linux
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:39 PM

I think there are somewhere around 20 viruses for Linux. The chances of getting one is very low.
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 05:00 AM

You'll have to *want* to get a virus :)) to get one. That's why I like Linux so much.
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