Anyone using an antivirus with Linux?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Trespasser, Nov 8, 2005.

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  1. Trespasser

    Trespasser Registered Member

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    I recently made the switch to Linux (Mandrake 10.1) and really like it. I've read that with Linux you don't need an antivirus because of the structure of the OS. Just to be on the safe-side I thought I'd ask if this is correct or not what with the expertise available here. At present I'm not running an antivirus. I'm also behind a Westell 6100 modem/router (yes, Verizon's DSL $14.95 a month deal with a one year contract...I'm in heaven compared to my old dialup :D ). Any replies will be appreciated. Thanks, and have a good day.
     
  2. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

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    In general they are not many viruses for Linux platform. It has nothing to do with the structure of Linux OS but more with the market share that Microsoft enjoys.

    F-prot offers (for home) free version for Linux platform. Why not use it.
    http://www.f-prot.com/products/home_use/linux/



    tD
     
  3. Arup

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    I use the excellent Clam AV for Linux, comes with a mail scanner, in the past, I have used free Anti Vir which also worked out good but Clam is far better.
     
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