ClamAv: is anyone paying attention?

Scott geekboy at
Mon Nov 20 09:22:20 UTC 2006

On Sat, 18 Nov 2006 20:40:54 -0300, "Renaud (Ron) Olgiati"
<renaud at> spake thusly:

> On Saturday 18 November 2006 18:19, my mailbox was graced by a missive
>  from Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at> who wrote:
>> Just to make one thing clear: ClamAv is there to enable a linux mail
>> server to protect Windows users from Windows viruses.
>> AFAIK all GNU/Linux viruses were proof-of-concept and none is in the
>> wild. Yes, theoretically GNU/Linux is vulnerable and diligence should be
>> used. But GNU/Linux viruses are not the reason for ClamAvs existence or
>> use.
> Is there, out in the wide open world, an anti virus program for Linux viruses 
> (virii ?) ?
> I'm asking, because I have a potential user who wont accept an installation 
> without anti-virus. 

Well Panda DesktopSecure is in the Canonical commerical repository.

f-prot (f-prot-installer) is in multiverse

Then there's.....

BitDefender: (or if you prefer).


McAfee  (or if you



I'm probably missing a few more but that's a nice list dontcha think? :-)

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