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Re: [SOLVED] need help with clamav

On 05/25/2011 11:44 PM, Mark Grieveson wrote:
On Wed, 25 May 2011 22:11:52 -0500, Ron Johnson<ron.l.johnson@cox.net>

The main (only valid?) purpose of clamav is for mail server computers
in Windows offices.

I've found it useful for removing unwanted and/or broken applications
(--detect-pua --detect-broken)


                               as well as viruses and spam.

Spam is best handled by a dedicated spam filter. It also has the fortuitous side-effect of catching all viruses. (At least, I've never seen false ham with a virus attached.)

                                                            I had some
erratic behaviour in my computer a while back, and clamav helped
resolve it.  I think it's a mistake to assume that if a computer is
Linux that it's invincible.

I don't think I said that. Linux just isn't vulnerable to the kind of malware that gets sent around by black hats who assume that everyone runs Windows and most people use Outlook.

"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure
the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally
Samuel Adams, essay in The Public Advertiser, 1749

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