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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Linux antivirus
From: "Jonathan Hall" <flimzy@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 00:51:14 -0500
Reply-to: linux-help@xxxxxxxxx

The only Anti-virus software I'm aware of for Linux scans for Windows
viruses.  It's typically used for mail servers that scan for viruses before
letting someone download email, or used on network file servers to prevent
windows clients from being infected by files on Linux machines.

Linux, like all versions of Unix, by it's very design, is all but immune to

-- Jonathan

----- Original Message -----
From: "bbales" <bbales@xxxxxxx>
To: <linux-help@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2004 11:05 PM
Subject: [linux-help] Linux antivirus

> I have convinced a friend to add Linux to his new Win XP computer and he
> 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
> antivirus products for sale and one downloadable called clam.  He'll
> have a firewall.
> Do any of you have antivirus protection on Linux workstations and if so
> kind?
> Are there viruses out there?  Yet?
> bruce
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