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    about open source anti virus


    Hello
    What is the best open source anti virus?
    what is your opinion about Avast AntiVirus ?
    Thanks
    Last edited by oz; 09-15-2008 at 04:37 PM. Reason: removed religious references

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    Hi and Welcome !


    Imho, there is no need to install Anti Virus in Linux unless your machine is a part of Network having Windows machines too.
    I haven't installed any antivirus package in Linux machines.
    You should install rootkit hunter and firewall though. Check this Short Security Guide.
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    Thanks but i want to run a mail server so i need to use an antiVirus for scanning the mails .(because our clients maybe use windows)
    Our mail server will be based on redhat.
    Thanks a lot
    Last edited by oz; 09-15-2008 at 04:37 PM. Reason: removed religious references

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    Clamav integrates nicely with most mail related software.

    I use avast when I need to fix a windows machine at work, but my guess it's that the linux version is not made to run daemonized not does it integrate that well, at least not without heavy scripting.

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    but my guess it's that the linux version is not made to run daemonized
    I confirm. Linux Avast does not run as a daemon. I have it installed on my machine, but I have only actually run it about twice!
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    what is the best open source antispam?

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    what is the best open source antispam?
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    The "best" is very subjective but as suggested above, ClamAV is quite popular.
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