On 7.4.2010 10:51, Freeman wrote: > I'll always be slowly catching up on comp tech. > > I was using Knoppix and ClamAV to remove a virus for a friend when the > futility of it all hit me. The free anti-virus hopscotch game that windows > users play to feel safe. What wasted energy--over an OS I boot into maybe > 7% of the time. They screw up half the time. > > There isn't a big demand for ClamAV on the Debian partitions of a > laptop/desktop. But I'll be scheduling scans of the XP partition from > Debian. Doh! > > There is even a ClamAV *win32* for the unlucky. > I don't scan my disk partitions with it, but all incoming as well as outgoing email is scanned with ClamAV (by amavisd-new). ClamAV with some 3rd party signatures (SaneSecurity) works quite well in that. Not because it detects good, but clamav_daemon is the only daemonized FREE anti-virus for Linux. And my Linux is a server for my Windows workstation. Without Windows, I would not bother scanning viruses. -- http://www.iki.fi/jarif/ You learn to write as if to someone else because NEXT YEAR YOU WILL BE "SOMEONE ELSE."
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