Linux virusscanner recommendations anyone?
From: Maurits van de Kamp (james.t.kirk_at_enterprise.nasa.gov)
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 11:11:26 +0100
In SuSE (and probably everywhere else as well), virusscanner-frontend
Amavis comes with a huge list of supported virusscanners. However, none
of these are part of the distribution and I have no clue what to go for.
Several of them are freeware; none of them come in rpm (at least I found
none on rpmfind) and I don't have the time to go through the manual
installs for all of them.
Does anyone have good or bad experiences with these virusscanners? Is it
safe to stick to the freeware ones or do they all suck?
Until last week, I was happily using CA InoculateIT (free), but then
they decided to totally mess up the package so it self-destructed during
an automatic update. Actually, the scanner still works, it's the
downloadscript that's broken now so updates no longer work. It suddenly
requires lots of extra software that appears to be part of another package.
I tried to find information on the CA site but I can't find heads or
tails; it claims InoculateIT 4.x (which I have) only exists for
Winblows, Dos and Netware, and it has some information on how to upgrade
from InoculateIT 6.x to eTrust, which of course doesn't work for me
(still missing things). And InoculateIT 6.x itself is nowhere to be
found, I presume it's commercial. At this point I decided to stop
digging through their uncomprehensible site and ditch InoculateIT. :)