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Does anyone knows good commercial or non-commercial antivirus software that runs on ubuntu 10.04 and that works with the samba v-scan module? I was thinking about Avast, but I'm not ...
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    good antivirus for ubuntu 10.04


    Does anyone knows good commercial or non-commercial antivirus software that runs on ubuntu 10.04 and that works with the samba v-scan module?
    I was thinking about Avast, but I'm not sure it works with samba v-scan. Also I'm not sure it is possible to install the avast server edition for linux on ubuntu 10.04. Can anyone help me out here?

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    Personally, I'd not worry about it right now. Get ClamAV if you need to scan downloaded files that may end up on Windows machines. It's FOSS, so it's free.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    +1 for ClamAV. I use it and so far it hasn't let me down.

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    I agree, Clam AV is the one to use. You can find it and install it through synaptic.

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    horror of horrors.

    now it means we are no immune to viruses like we thought???

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    No OS is immune to viruses and security compromises, but the design of Linux and Unix make them much more difficult to infect, and they tend to be patched quicker. Most people use AV on Linux/Unix systems in order to scan files in shared drives, such as Samba shares that Windows users may have access to, incoming/outgoing emails, files transferred via FTP or NFS, etc.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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