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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Linux antivirus
From: "Stephen S." <general-delivery@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 22:27:48 -0500
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I'm starting to test a distro called Insert. It's Knoppix based, trimmed
down to fit on a business card size CD-R with a recent version of clam
anti-virus. Made specially for booting on a heavily infected Win box to
run the AV in a Linux GUI (blackbox I think).
Stephen S.

> 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 viruses.
> -- Jonathan

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