[Snort-users] [OT] Antivirus on Linux

Matt Kettler mkettler at ...4108...
Thu Jan 30 12:36:04 EST 2003


Read the archives, this was discussed under the *exact* same subject on 
this list 3 days ago (1/27/03).

In short, yes, several companies make AV tools for Linux, including frisk 
softwares f-prot, Sophos and McAfee, however most Linux "viruses" are 
actually server-penetrating worms (ie: Li0n) and there's not all that many 
of them.

Most deployments of AV tools on Linux servers are primarily to check files 
before passing them on to windows machines and aren't often used just to 
scan the Linux server itself.

Securing your systems against intrusion by hackers will inherently stop 
worms from infecting your Linux servers, and IMO should be your first and 
foremost priority before spending time and money on an AV product, although 
an AV can be of some use.

At 05:17 PM 1/30/2003 -0200, gbarreiro at ...7965... wrote:
>Hi !!!
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>Is There Antivirus for Linux ?
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>I use RH 7.2.
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>Thanks !!
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>     Guilherme Antonio
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>     EQUIFAX DO BRASIL
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>      +55 11 3016-6196
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>  gbarreiro at ...7965...
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