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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Linux antivirus
From: Michael Osten <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 06:53:40 -0500
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On Apr 18, 2004, at 11:05 PM, bbales wrote:

> I have convinced a friend to add Linux to his new Win XP computer and 
> he asked
> about antivirus protection.  Before I tell him it isn't needed, I 
> thought
> perhaps I should get a second opinion.
> There seems to be no HOWTO and not much discussion on the net.  Found 
> several
> antivirus products for sale and one downloadable called clam.  He'll 
> probably
> have a firewall.
> Do any of you have antivirus protection on Linux workstations and if 
> so what
> kind?
> Are there viruses out there?  Yet?
> bruce
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The anti-virus packages are needed only if the linux box is going to be 
serving files to windows (such as a file server or mail server, etc.).

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