Re: Antivirus for Linux

Justin_Andrusk_at_Progressive.com
Date: 06/18/04

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    To: <robert.mcintyre@earthmail.com>
    Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 13:58:25 -0400
    
    

    Has anyone encountered any customers that have experienced a 'Linux' based
    virus outbreak?

    Thanks,

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    Justin Andrusk
    Information Security
    Phone: (440) 395-0630
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                          "Robert McIntyre"
                          <robert.mcintyre@ear To: <security-basics@securityfocus.com>
                          thmail.com> cc:
                                                       Subject: Re: Antivirus for Linux
                          06/18/2004 10:43 AM
                          Please respond to
                          robert.mcintyre
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               

    >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

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

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