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Re: Anti-Virus Software



Words by Mark Eggers [Tue, Oct 05, 2004 at 11:09:49AM -0700]:
> On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 10:05, fedora-list-request redhat com wrote:
> 
> > Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 17:10:49 +0100 (BST)
> > From: Jonathan Allen <jonathan barumtrading co uk>
> > Subject: Anti-Virus SoftwareAnti-Virus Software ?
> 
> > What anti-virus software would you recommend for running on an FC2
> > machine ?  There are no windows machines in the network, only Linux
> > workstations, also all running FC2.
> > 
> > Jonathan
> 
> Jonathan,
> 
> A quick Google shows at least two commercial and one freely available
> product.
> 
> Central Command makes Vexira for servers ($349.95) and Vexira for
> workstations ($34.95).  I don't know the difference between the two, and
> the marketing blurb doesn't really say.
> 
> F-Prot makes antivirus software for mail servers, file servers, and
> workstations.  Again, I'm not sure I see the difference between the
> versions.  The pricing for a server is $399, and the pricing for a
> workstation is from $29.  Mail servers are licensed by number of users.
> 
> Clamav is a freely available antivirus package from www.clamav.net. 
> There is commercial support as well.
> 
> I use clamav.  I run freshclam in the background with the defaults
> (checks for database updates every two hours).  There are filters
> available for mail, files, and periodic scans.
> 
> I've had clamav flag incoming mail message as viruses.  I periodically
> scan my download directory.  I also scan anything I download before
> using it (even after checking the cryptographic signature).
> 
> This seems to be a pretty reasonable approach.
> 

ClamAV rocks. Use it.

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