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Thanks! Re: good anti-virus software to use?

Hi Paul and Linas,

Thanks for the good to know information and nice suggestions! Makes me happy to hear
these.;)  Thanks!  Hate those viruses, worms, Trojan horses and dialers, nice to
know Debian is immune (at least a great portion) from those. :)


--- Linas Žvirblis <0x0007@gmail.com> wrote:

> > Yes it's a workstation, to be some kind of app server, but not mail server. But
> why
> > a workstation doesn't need anti-virus stuff?
> There are no widespread viruses for GNU/Linux systems.
> > Doesn't the Internet connection unsafe?
> No internet connection is 100% safe, but it is not antivirus that you
> need. It is a job for a firewall.
> > Actually, I should asy, I want to find anti-spyware/adware/virus stuff,
> > just to make the workstation safe when connect to the Internet. 
> GNU/Linux systems are much more secure than Windows by design. For
> example, you will never get infected simply by browsing the web.
> It is not that it is impossible to get infected, but for this to happen
> you need to be really stupid or really unlucky. Do not run applications
> of unknown origin and you will be more than safe.
> If, however, you need something to play with, look at these packages:
>  avscan      - virus scanner
>  rkhunter    - trojan (rootkit) detector
>  chkrootkit  - trojan (rootkit) detector
>  firestarter - firewall
> There is a lot more security related software, but common sense is still
> the best security measure. Note that none of them will make your system
> more secure simply by installing it.
> Enjoy your Debian.

> --- Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca> wrote:
> On Thursday 20 April 2006 13:30, lmyho wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > I would like to ask for advice on some good anti-virus softwares to use on
> > Debian.
> ClamAV isn't bad, however, be aware that virus scanning generally benefits 
> Windows users far more than it does Linux users.  Unless you want it to scan 
> files for Windows machines or to reduce email clutter, virus scanning is 
> generally considered redundant to running a more secure OS like Linux.
> -- 
> Paul Johnson

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