[Tfug] AVG antivirus for linux

Angus Scott-Fleming angussf at geoapps.com
Thu Jan 11 07:06:00 MST 2007

On 10 Jan 2007 at 18:41, Joe Blais  wrote:

> Hello -
> being new to Linux, I don't have experience with viruses and stuff on Linux.
> I saw a few postings about malware and other browser problems.  We were
> updating our AVG antivirus for our winders boxes and saw that AVG has
> something for Linux.
> I know linux has firewall and such - which I just know is on -- but does
> anyone out there really use antivirus for linux stuff???

AFAIK most "AV for Linux" is installed on mail-processing systems to catch the 
Windows-viruses as they pass through.  CopFilter, for example, has hooks to 
AVG, ClamAV, and F-Prot, in its mail-processing stuff.


Angus Scott-Fleming
GeoApps, Tucson, Arizona

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