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Hello,
Recently I installed Red Hat9 Linux OS. I searched on web to get an Anti-Virus software for my OS. I found one called "Panda", but it has got only 2500 virus definations. I felt that this is not sufficient for my OS. Could some one me tell, which one is widely used, preferrably free ones.

vijay.

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Hello,
Recently I installed Red Hat9 Linux OS. I searched on web to get an Anti-Virus software for my OS. I found one called "Panda", but it has got only 2500 virus definations. I felt that this is not sufficient for my OS. Could some one me tell, which one is widely used, preferrably free ones.

vijay.

I personally use ClamAV , but, as long as I know, there is no Linux virus on the wild at the moment...

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personally i found that McAfee is the virus and internet security Software bindle that everyone should use, and updates are always available.

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2500? How many viruses are there for redhat?

According to this article , there are about 40 viruses for linux (but it's a bit outdated, so let's double the number:)). But the author makes pretty clear why Linux is safer than Windows regarding viruses.

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Ain't no viruses!!!

Have run Redhat 9, no probs. You may have a few, but Slcakware has been invincible, anywho, you shouldn't have to worry too much about viruses. Running an OS without antivirus or firewall is a good feeling. Ahh.. linux.

slackwarebilly :confused:

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Viruses for Linux? Nope, not at all. Trojans for Linux? you bet your tail. There's enough trojan horses for linux to, well, to make people wonder, really ;)

There's really no need for an AV software on a linux system. Knowing how to administrate the system is differently, but there's not really a need for an AV system on a linux system.

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Hello,

Please remember that we are discussing antivirus tools here on a Linux platform -- AVG and McAfee do not run on Linux (unless something has changed very recently!). I do like the ClamAV product.

It is also important to scan Linux systems because they are servers, and it is possible to store a Windoze virus on your linux server. The virus won't activate and run on the linux box, but if a Windoze machine attaches to your server, the virus could be transferred over.

Christian

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