Re: AntiVirus for Red Hat 9?
From: Devdas Bhagat (devdas_at_dvb.homelinux.org)
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 03:43:58 +0530 To: Thiago Lima <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On 27/10/03 17:20 -0200, Thiago Lima wrote:
> Is virus updates FASTER than Sophos or Trend Micro ?
The issue of getting newer signatures.
> Os just the 'update' operation? If there's no new virus signatures the
> update should be very fast. :)
Not the update operation. If there are no updates, there is no download.
This testing is done via MD5 sum checks of the signature file.
> As far I can see, Trend micro get new virus signatures everyday, and
> clam does not. I belive that clam only catches the *BIG* Virus from the
Clam gets the newer ones. Older ones will run through it. However, on a
mail server, I would not really be concerned about an ancient DOS virus
which only affects Win 9x systems (you aren't running those, right?).
Clam does not clean the viruses out, but you can quarantine based on
If you find a virus, please feel free to contibute a signature to the
clam database :).
Running a different antivirus on the client system helps, as does
running a system which doesn't care about all those pesky Windows
viruses. Defense in depth is a Good Thing.