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LeonLanford
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antivirus in linux, why?
« on: May 15, 2008, 03:44:50 AM »

i just found 3 antiviruses in linux, clamav, kaspersky, and panda.

i'm just curious about this, why linux need antivirus? with all those permission and security things i think the av is not needed..
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Re: antivirus in linux, why?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 11:32:26 AM »

for example to not infect other windows based PCs when  you run a server ? Smiley ...

Anyway on Desktop use it's absolutely not needed ...
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Re: antivirus in linux, why?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 01:01:53 PM »

ow so the comp is scanning virus so that it cannot infect other windows comp?

so take example a linux comp become router, it scan data traffic that pass through windows comp and if it find virus it will delete it? grin
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Re: antivirus in linux, why?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 01:42:23 PM »

for example yes ... but I guess the most common thing is when you run an email server or file server ... People who store files and emails there might place them infected with virus ... although those are  harmless to linux  other  Windows users may suffer.

BTW :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_computer_viruses

Good read and it sums it all up ... 
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Re: antivirus in linux, why?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 01:56:53 PM »

ow cool.. cross platform using open office..

thanks for the info grin
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