Does the Linux version of Avast offer real time protection?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by cheater87, May 1, 2007.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I heard from some sites it does and others it just scans files and there is no real time.
     
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    Don't forget /tmp ;)

    But, you definitely don't need an antivirus. Mainly due to the structure of logging in as a user only, and because it is hard for it to do any real damage since it is so contained. Also, very few viruses exist.

    What you should be more worried about are attacks from remote, so disable anything uneeded (like ssh if you don't use it, and it you do use it, properly secure it).

    Cheers

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    What is ssh?
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    cheater, Google and Wiki are your friends.
    You do not need an anti-virus for Linux.
    Mrk
     
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    Wikipedia article
     
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