Anti Virus, now Anti Spy-ware

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Tue Jun 17 14:02:31 UTC 2008

Steve Brettell wrote:
> Okay, but what about spy-ware and ad-ware and such?  This stuff can be
> damaging as well.  Is there any anti spy ware software like Spybot or
> Ad-aware that work with Linux?  Or is this not a problem for the same
> reasons that viruses aren't a big issue?

I've given up with the whole name game.

ClamAV will detect most malware that will float through Linux.

And yes, it's a lesser worry with Linux because most aren't binary 
compatible, especially if you're not running WINE.

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