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From: Andrey Moshbear <andrey.vul@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Which desktop antivirus?
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 19:06:55
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Which desktop antivirus? by Dale
1 On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 13:27, Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > Mick wrote:
3 >>
4 >> Hi All,
5 >>
6 >> I'm asked for a desktop antivirus (the box is running KDE) but I have
7 >> never
8 >> used an antivirus on Linux.  This page that I googled up shows a number of
9 >> them:
10 >>
11 >>
12 >>
13 >> Meanwhile, portage only lists clamav under app-antivirus/.
14 >>
15 >> The machine in question is running kmail to receive/send messages from ISP
16 >> mail servers and ssmtp to send log messages for relaying via said ISP.
17 >>
18 >> What have you tried and what would you recommend for such a desktop setup?
19 >
20 > I have to agree with most everyone else on this one.  You don't really need
21 > a anit-virus software to protect yourself.  I do think it is good that you
22 > want to protect others by catching them while on your machine and then you
23 > know not to spread them around to others who can be infected.  I used to do
24 > this a long time ago but I have policies here about sending messages to
25 > others.  Mostly, I don't do it unless I know it is virus free.  If I get a
26 > video that is funny or something, I find it on youtube and just forward a
27 > link to that.  I'm sure youtube checks its stuff to be sure it is clean.
28 >
29 > If you set up a process like this, you shouldn't spread anything but you do
30 > have to think before hitting forward too.  I think people have figured out I
31 > don't forward just anything so I don't get a lot of "junk" anymore.
32 >
33 > I do agree on using AVG as someone else posted.  I have that on my brothers
34 > XP box.  He likes it better than Norton that he used to pay for.  If you can
35 > get that running on Linux, then that would be great.  Another pretty good
36 > one that I used to use was f-prot but I think AVG would be better still.
37 >
39 Nod32 is nice, but you need to patch dazuko into your kernel for it to
40 work in real-time.