Antivirus?

Dimitrios sehh at altered.com
Sun May 30 14:06:45 BST 2004


On Sun, 30 May 2004 13:44:26 +0100 "Grant" <orbman at thingysrealm.myftp.org> wrote:

> I was just wondering this morning, do i really need antivirus? the 
> reason i thought that was because i run only linux and freebsd boxes and 
> i heard that there is very limited virus's that can affect/infect a 
> bsd/linux box...

not really, there is no need for an antivirus.

its more important to protect yourself from rootkit attacks than viruses.


> So i was wondering do i really need to install them virus filters on my 
> mail server? or on any of my bsd/linux boxes, if i do could someone 
> explain why....

that depends, do you offer email addresses to windoze users? it might
be useful to have an antivirus like ClamAV on your mail server in order
to protect them.




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