Avast antivirus for linux
matthias.andersson at kotikone.fi
Tue Apr 22 12:41:20 UTC 2008
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> Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>> Matthias Andersson wrote:
>>> Would it be possible to add Avast antivirus for linux into the Ubuntu
>>> repositories? The software is free for download - the only licensing
>>> issue is that the users will then have to get a license key from the
>>> avast homepage (this also free of charge).
>>> Matthias Andersson
>> f-prot for linux is even better, it is free, it doesn't require a key
>> and also there is xfprot.
> Something bothers me with this....
> I'm told that Linus is, a far as we know, impervious to virus'.... so why is there an anti-virus for an OS which doesn't
> get sick?
Linux isn't immune to viruses but it's much more robust than Windows.
You do have to take into account the fact that Linux hasn't been
targeted by virus-makers in the same scale as windows. But let's not
forget the other side of the coin, a ever-greater number of apps
designed for windows is run under Linux with the help of wine. What
about the threat these applications pose to the overall system?
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