On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 22:41, Silviu Marin-Caea wrote:
David Storrs wrote:
What are people using for anti-virus software?
I've got BitDefender
running on my machine, but I'd like to find something zero-cost that
has a nice GUI so that when I set up boxes for friends and family,
they can use it.
Regularly (and automatically) updated virus definitions are a must,
There are some free alternatives, but they don't come near the detection
rate and signature updates of BitDefender.
However, they might be enough for friends and family. Anyway, if they
run linux, why do they need AV for?
To help the Windows users when they get there virus's? To have a nice
GUI that looks useful? Useful for macro virus's if you're sending and
recieving Doc formats, that way you won't probably send them
on...Although none I have heard of will affect Open Office etc.
There have been a few Linux virus's, but none really had much of an
effect. Last one that was wild only affected a package on RedHat, that
was some years ago though.
Quite a few Mac users get it to make them feel secure, especially if
they came from a Windows background.