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    AVG Free for Linux

    AVG have released a version of its free AV product for Linux.

    See: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/21/lng/us/tpl/v5

    I had a look through the user manual, seems fairly easy to use for the basic functionality (even has the GUI) but if you want to set up on-access scanning it gets a lot more difficult.

    Infact the manual is not that clear on this stuff because it mentions setting up on access scanning for Linux email server machines which confused me a bit because that is a different AVG version altogether.

    I have attached the user manual for those interested, I think I might have a bit of a play with it but might leave out implementing the on-access scanning for now as I am not confident enough in my Linux skills.

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    has anyone tried it? is it a better replacement for clam?
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    by taking a look at it ill use it but just keep clam just in case you dont like it.
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    matter of fact i would keep clam in my opinion. it did just come out with 0.88
    http://www.clamav.net/main.php#pagestart
    the news about it and in case you didnt upgrade yet.
    Im comfortable with clam so i wont swich.
    what does everyone eles think of it?
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    I can't test it..
    Only personal machines are slackware and freebsd..

    I have a SuSE box under my care, but that's a corporate machine..

    I'll try and see if I can 'alien' one of the rpm's and test on this slack box..

    For mail I'll keep using clamav.. It's free (as in speech) and works !!
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    Did you try f-prot? It is also free for home users
    http://www.f-prot.com/products/home_use/

    My favs:
    clamav (free)
    avast (free)
    and DrWeb (not free)

    I did'nt like AVG and i think that will never like it..., but I will test it late just for fun.....
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    Did you try f-prot? It is also free for home users
    http://www.f-prot.com/products/home_use/

    My favs:
    clamav (free)
    avast (free)
    and DrWeb (not free)

    I did'nt like AVG and i think that will never like it..., but I will test it late just for fun.....
    // too far away outside of limit

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