Re: Antivirus for Linux

From: Robert McIntyre (
Date: 06/18/04

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    >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
    >detect virus code.

    >Thanks in advance.

    >Bruno Reis

    F-prot has anti-virus software for Linux, at one time they had a free CLI
    I believe Vexira also makes anti-virus software for Linux

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