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    Question Multiple Anti-Virus Engine Scanning


    Hi, I've seen screenshots of this particular program that I can't remember the name of .

    It uses multiple virus scanning engines to check a file / folder and gives the results. It also auto updates the virus and spyware definitions. Anyone came across this or something similar?

    Thanks in advance friend,

    Tim
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    I was wondering if anyone could intergrate one / both webpages into a scanning application?

    http://scanner.virus.org/

    http://virusscan.jotti.org/

    Tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim_Wright
    Hi, I've seen screenshots of this particular program that I can't remember the name of .

    It uses multiple virus scanning engines to check a file / folder and gives the results. It also auto updates the virus and spyware definitions. Anyone came across this or something similar?

    Thanks in advance friend,

    Tim
    Hiya Tim_Wright
    I can't help you with your request because I don't use an anti-virus product but I am curious to know why you feel that you need one. Unless you are running a Samba or mail server, there is really no need for an anti-virus program on your Linux machine. See this link for more info.
    http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=07/02/13/1637251
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob
    Unless you are running a Samba or mail server, there is really no need for an anti-virus program on your Linux machine.
    Yep, I've been running Linux for more than 6 years and have never run an AV program. Of course, I'm pretty careful regarding what I do with my computers, but I've never felt the need for one.
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    Hi guys, I seen a screenshot of an application on a forum. It basically confirmed that the file was virus free by displaying the results of a file scan using multiple virus engines. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    BTW, Im using Windows at the moment because my PC monitor hates Linux

    Thanks in advance,

    Tim
    Finished building PC using PC Pro's A-List! Will add specs soon =)

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