Re: A little confused
- From: Ioannis Vranos <cppdeveloper@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 22:30:03 +0300
On Sun, 2010-08-29 at 12:11 -0700, NoOp wrote:
On 08/29/2010 11:54 AM, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
Antivirus is not needed in Linux.
Please don't start. Also please *read*
For the most part, Linux is engineered in a fashion that makes it hard
for viruses to run (click here for more info). However, there are many
reasons you might want a virus scanner on your Linux PC:
* to scan a Windows drive in your PC
* to scan a Windows-based network attached server or hard drive
* to scan Windows machines over a network
* to scan files you are going to send to other people
* to scan e-mail you are going to forward to other people
* some Windows viruses can run with Wine.
* Linux virus infections are theoretically possible
It depends on the environment, and in my case, the first 3 apply.
I am talking about Linux, so only your last asterisk line applies.
I am not going to install an antivirus in my Linux host, in case I
forward some document with virus to some Windows user.
It is their responsibility to have an antivirus on their machines, or to
change their OS.
And the OP was asking for an antivirus on his personal Linux PC, not
some corporate mail server where Windows users connect to get their
So I gave the proper short answer, no antivirus is needed in practice.
C95 / C++03 Software Developer
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