Re: antivirus for linux

From: Iain Thomson (Iain_Thomson_at_vnu.co.uk)
Date: 06/17/04

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    Network Associates has a Linux server AV package and Symantec are bringing
    one out 'this year'. Don't know what's out there for personal users.

    Iain

                                                                                                                                           
                          Bruno França dos
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                          15/06/2004 20:24
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                           

    Hello guys

    I'm kinda new to linux, and getting more and more worried about security. I
    was wondering: is it necessary for me to have an anti-virus application? If
    so, is it a "live scanner", like the ones I know for windows?

    Do you recommend using an anti-virus software? If so, which?

    Moreover, I have a linux firewall. Is there any way for me to detect virus
    activity trying either to break into a computer (like Sasser or others like
    it) or to detect incoming mail with virus? Note: my firewall isn't my mail
    server. I was wondering if it could sniff connections to pop mail servers
    and
    detect virus code.

    Thanks in advance.

    Bruno Reis

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