[PLUG] Basic Questions

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Thu Jul 23 20:22:46 PDT 2009


On 07/24/2009 08:47 AM, Aditya Godbole wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Vishal
> Khialani<vishal.khialani at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have just started using linux and wanted to ask a few questions.
>>
>> 1) I have heard there are no viruses in linux.  Is that ture ? if no
>> where can I get a good antivirus software for linux.
> 
> This claim is false. However, the number of viruses and their
> effectiveness is so low, that you probably won't need an antivirus
> solution. ClamAV and AVG have Linux versions.

I would note that these are usually meant to detect Windows viruses. A
typical setup where you have a mail server running Linux and clients
running Windows, this is useful.

Rahul



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