Re: Pre-detection of harmful downloads ?
I would agree with your statement if you changed the word "also" to "only". That is to say, Linux Antivirus is only effective against Windows virii. It is not possible to "attack" a threat that doesn't exist or "solve" a problem that isn't a problem. Therefore, Clam AV serves no purpose on a Linux system.
Originally Posted by TimeCrank
Frankly, putting antivirus on a Linux system is not only pointless--it fills your system with worthless bloatware that eats up resources, slows everything down and makes Linux resemble nothing so much as Windows. If you like Clam AV, then install it in your Windows system where it serves the purpose for which it exists. Installing it on Linux is like attaching wings to a freight train.
Newb: How far must I jump to clear the ledge halfway down?
Guru: It's bad to jump off cliffs. Let's look at better options.
Newb: Stop harping about "best practices" and just tell me.