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Is ClamAV useful for Linux users?
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct 2018, 18:09    Post subject:  Is ClamAV useful for Linux users?
Subject description: a discussion about virus and Linux
 

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=510812

Running antivirus can make some sense if you are intending to "protect" Windows users, however, IMO, for a variety of reasons, it is best if Windows users learn to protect themselves.
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Burn_IT


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PostPosted: Thu 25 Oct 2018, 08:43    Post subject:  

Are you still silly enough to think that Linux users are not vulnerable.
Most nasties are browser based and will attack Linux users as easily as Windows users. X86 and X64 based code is OS independent.

Also have you ever heard of Typhoid Mary??

I refuse to let ANY computer attach to my network unless it has been thoroughly checked first and continuously.

The only ones I have had to refuse access to have been Linux machines that were owned by people who had no idea about security and couldn't care.

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perdido


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PostPosted: Thu 25 Oct 2018, 09:43    Post subject:  

Burn_IT wrote:

Most nasties are browser based and will attack Linux users as easily as Windows users. X86 and X64 based code is OS independent.



That sums it up.
Turn off those cookies and javascript - always.
Permit them only when necessary on trusted sites.

There is a functional clamAV download that works in latest 32-bit
puppies (don't know about 64-bit puppies)
Located here http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=94318

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