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    Question antivirus for linux?

    whats up? just wondering what some of you think is a good antivirus for linux OS. thanx

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    Question antivirus for linux?

    whats up? just wondering what some of you think is a good antivirus for linux OS. thanx

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    Altough chances to get a virus under Linux are quite small (90% of the PC's are powered by WinTel)
    I believe McAfee and Norton have a commercial version for Linux.
    SuSE comes with Antivir.

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    Altough chances to get a virus under Linux are quite small (90% of the PC's are powered by WinTel)
    I believe McAfee and Norton have a commercial version for Linux.
    SuSE comes with Antivir.

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    Anitvirus for Linux is not realy needed depending on the use. Seeing as the majority of virii are written for the highly vunerable win32 platforms. Namely Micrsoft software such as Outlook or Outlook Express. If you do want a scanner for Linux. Frisk Software has a Linux download of F-Prot here:
    http://www.f-prot.com/f-prot/download/
    This does come in handy if you serve or host Windows files or run Samba.
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    some older virusus can get past newer versions of linux os so make sure you have the def

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    I'd go with f-prot since it is free. Like was stated before, there are only a few virii for linux. Most people write virii to take out windoze boxes, so they can find the unix boxen and obtain root.
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    LOL, from the Norton Antivirus website I read this:

    Q. Are there any Linux-specific viruses?
    A. Yes. About 68 of them.

    source: http://service2.symantec.com/SUPPORT...6?OpenDocument

    Total Viruses Detected: 59387
    source: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/

    68 for Linux... remain 59319 for others (read DOS/WIN)

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    68. wow. microsoft must have an investment in the av industry.
    It must be them again. Start the response cycle.

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    HaH! That's great! I wouldn't really worry about getting virii for Linux, but if you're paranoid I'd get f-prot.
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