What AV is open source?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by truthseeker, Sep 8, 2008.

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  1. truthseeker

    truthseeker Former Poster

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    Besides CLAM, what other Anti-Virus programs are free and open source?

    Thanks.
     
  2. vijayind

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  3. truthseeker

    truthseeker Former Poster

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  4. Edwin024

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    A site with updates that ended in 2004, neat ;)
     
  5. vijayind

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    As far as I know, OpenAV project is a platform which uses other scanners as for detection.
    See http://www.openantivirus.org/projects.php
     
  6. blacknight

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    Ya, and better to read the warn in the link above: " Please DO NOT use ScannerDaemon/VirusHammer as your sole virus protection at all!...." ;)
     
  7. BlueZannetti

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    Just my opinion, but a noncommercial program (it could be anything) that requires daily maintenance to be fully functional (this is a basic requirement for an AV), is a fundamentally flawed proposition. As a programming exercise, it has merit.

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  8. CountryGuy

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    Agreed, and what I thought when I read this. Its one thing for (often) volunteers to put time into a product with a set end goal. AVs by necessity are living, breathing apps, requiring constant changes / updates. That's a lot to ask volunteers to provide.
     
  9. Sputnik

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    Considering the excellent response-times to threats from the Clam team, this kite seems not to be flying for ClamAV ;)
     
  10. computer geek

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    lol for asking but what is opensource?
     
  11. doktornotor

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    Uhm... :rolleyes:
     
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