Antivirus for CentOS / Linux in general

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pooja.kalyani
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Antivirus for CentOS / Linux in general

Post by pooja.kalyani » 2015/06/07 04:24:21

I'm curious to know if CentOS or other Linux flavours in general requires an antivirus. Given that Linux is more secure (than Windows), and with features like SE Linux, does it really require an antivirus to be installed?

If yes, which ones do you usually recommend? And are they too installed via yum?

igsmigs88
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Re: Antivirus for CentOS / Linux in general

Post by igsmigs88 » 2015/06/08 12:53:33

hi,

there is no need to install antivirus for centos, if u insist u can install clamav av :geek:

rizaaal
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Re: Antivirus for CentOS / Linux in general

Post by rizaaal » 2015/06/29 08:59:01

igsmigs88 wrote:hi,

there is no need to install antivirus for centos, if u insist u can install clamav av :geek:
i've experienced got an virus attack from windows to my computer. The virus is copying many readme.eml file to all of my /home/ folders when this windows computer open my samba share folder. Can this be handled by clamav?

gerald_clark
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Re: Antivirus for CentOS / Linux in general

Post by gerald_clark » 2015/06/30 13:27:44

You need to deal with that problem from the Windows side.

peterwkc
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Re: Antivirus for CentOS / Linux in general

Post by peterwkc » 2015/11/03 05:26:03

You may try Comodo antivirus program.

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