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Thread: Antivirus: AVG or ClamAV ?

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    Question Antivirus: AVG or ClamAV ?

    Hello,

    I would like to install an antivirus on my Linux server (running as NAS).

    I found several free antivirus solutions, some are out of date, thus I kept AVG (now free for personal and commercial use) and ClamAV (which is OpenSource).

    Do you uses (or have tried) one of these solutions?
    Do you know which is the best?
    Do you have some advices?

    I would like a solution that moves infected files to quarantine folder, instead of delete them.

    Thanks for your help!
    Chris

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    Re: Antivirus: AVG or ClamAV ?

    What is the main protection you are expecting from anti virus?

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    Re: Antivirus: AVG or ClamAV ?

    As with Windows, whatever you choose for AV protection is only as good as its database. Another consideration is the need for real time protection: the flavours of AVG and ClamAV I've used with Unutu ran on-demand rather than in realtime.

    If you're considering running an email server, configuring Postfix to use ClamAV to scan emails is fairly straightforward; there are plenty of tutorials available.
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    Re: Antivirus: AVG or ClamAV ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    As with Windows, whatever you choose for AV protection is only as good as its database. Another consideration is the need for real time protection: the flavours of AVG and ClamAV I've used with Unutu ran on-demand rather than in realtime.

    If you're considering running an email server, configuring Postfix to use ClamAV to scan emails is fairly straightforward; there are plenty of tutorials available.
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