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gentoolinux2006
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:59 am    Post subject: Is recommended to install antivirus in Gentoo? Reply with quote

Do you recommend me to install antivirus in Gentoo? Why? My PC going to be much slower but more secure with antivirus?

What do you think?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the 7 viruses that exist for Linux? :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only if you use it as a samba server to share files between windows machines
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually install one. Set a cronjob and have it report to me by mail in case of a virus.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the moment a virus scanner on linux is pretty much only to protect Windows
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't bothered with anti-virus yet, the only reason is to protect Windows clients.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
At the moment a virus scanner on linux is pretty much only to protect Windows

Exactly, if you run a mailserver or something and have windows clients, a virus scanner might be a good idea.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Gentoo Chat to Duplicate Threads in favour of antivirus and spyware for linux?
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