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Thread: ClamAV

  1. #1
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    Question ClamAV

    Should I bother installing ClamAV?

  2. #2
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    Re: ClamAV

    First of all ubuntu is based on linux and as we know there is very little chance for a linux virus to infect or create havoc in a system as ubuntu is open-source os developer from all around the world test ubuntu and if a security flaw or something like that is found it is fixed by them.So if you contact only with Ubuntu and Linux around you then i don't think you essentially need that but it does help you to scan pen drives hard drives for windows viruses so you can delete them and stop further spreading of malwares.

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    Re: ClamAV

    Quote Originally Posted by chrs80 View Post
    Should I bother installing ClamAV?
    Sure, if you want to be nice to friends that have Windows' machines

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  4. #4
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    Re: ClamAV

    I always loved this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=510812.
    It tells very well about security.

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    Re: ClamAV

    See my signature regarding security.
    Infinite diversity in infinite combination.

    Ubuntu Documentation Search: Popular Pages
    Ubuntu: Security Basics
    Ubuntu: Manual

  6. #6
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    Re: ClamAV

    I use it with a SATA/IDE USB adapter to scan drives and it works well. Also, I'm not positive but I think I once infected a Windows machine by passing along a Windows virus from files that were stored in linux so it can be a good thing to use, esp. in a mixed-enviornment.

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