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


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