Re: Anti Virus Software
Quoting "Jeffrey L. Taylor" <email@example.com>:
> Quoting Vivek Kumar <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Hi guys,
> > Any recommendation for email anti-virus software ??
> > Thanks a bunch for your help..
> amavisd-new and ClamAV (free in both senses) and H+BEDV's AntiVir and
> F-Prot (both zero cost for personal, non-commercial use). All three
> have programs to update the signature database (put them in a cron job).
> OpenAntiVirus (OAV) is free, written in Java, and updated
> infrequently. ClamAv takes the OAV database as a starting point and
> updates it frequently. Plus is is written in C (less memory and CPU
> If you were only going to run one, I'd pick AntiVir, F-Prot, and
> ClamAV in descending order. However, each has caught a virus that the
> other two missed.
> For commercial use, there are several good ones. RAV has just been
> acquired by MicroSoft. It is considered likely that Linux support
> will be dropped. License term are a major selling point. Licenses
> can be per-user, per-server, or per-domain.
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Regarding virus protection under GNU/Linux in general, how essential is it? I'm
a recent convert from the Microsoft world, where virus protection is essential.
I've also heard reports that virus protection under GNU/Linux isn't as
necessary, as the typical user has restricted privileges, as well as the fact
that most viruses seem to target Microsoft systems. Any thoughts on this?