Re: anti-virus program
From: Snydley (snydley2REMOVETHIS_at_stny.rr.com)
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 22:41:36 GMT
Ok, That's good to know. Since this system is just for my personal
enjoyment, and no one else is dependent on it, I guess I won't worry about
it. WOW, Linux has really got it over any of that Microsloth crap in this
regard!! I must get 3 or 4 emails daily with a virus attached. Nicely too is
that Roadrunner, my ISP runs their virus scanner on all of my messages
before I get them. I wasn't sure if I liked that or not, but if it'll
prevent just one nasty infection, what the hey,
"Bit Twister" <BitTwister@localhost.localdomain> wrote in message
> On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 21:14:44 GMT, Snydley wrote:
> > Is there an anti-virus program for RH9, or is that something that isn't
> > necessary for RH9?
> Not much use for spending manhours for making a virus scanner for linux.
> I think there are less than 300 (virus,worms, trojans) total for Unix
> in the last 30 years and those have been closed out with recent
> software updates.
> The OS is virus resistant unless you are running as root
> instead of using a regular account.
> Check your linux vendor for updates *regularly*.
> For some light reading:
> Now if you need linux to scan email passed through for Micro$not
> then see if your Micro$oft virus scanner vendor has one for linux.
> You might need other vendors if you are using linux as a file server
> for Bill'$ code.
> More answers at
> good virus scanner in the first box
> *linux* in the Newsgroup, pick english
> returns over 9,000 hits, change to best virus scanner
> returns over 400 hits
> Five minutes of just looking for links in the text gets me,
> in no order of importance:
> Use http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search again to
> check responses for the product you think about using.