Newbie thinkin' about KDE &ClamTk virus scanner says...DUH.

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Tue Feb 3 08:10:42 GMT 2009

Nils Kassube wrote:

>> Because I came from windows, I imagine that I have to have some sort of
>> way to scan for viruses, so I downloaded ClamTk, which is a virus
>> scanner.
> No, you don't have to scan for viruses. While some people insist that it 
> might be possible in theory to write a virus for Linux, there are no real 
> Linux viruses in the wild ATM. The only reason to scan for viruses would 
> be to protect Windows users if you host their mail...

...or their files or essentially any data that is meant to be used by 
windows (TM) machines.


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