Anti-Virus Utilities on linux/ubuntu

Nils Kassube kassube at
Wed Jun 10 07:23:31 UTC 2009

Graham Todd wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Jun 2009 22:57:02 -0500
> "Cybe R. Wizard" <cyber_wizard at> wrote:
> > I guess the real question there is, "am I my brother's keeper?" 
> > IOW, am I responsible for trying to keep Windows machines safe from
> > their own enemies which are not necessarily my own?
> You've hit the nail on the head.  However, a fairly high proportion
> of those with whom I correspond are my friends and I do not wish to
> pass on viruses to them (even though I might wish they have more
> secure systems).
> So it seems to me to be a good reason to have the best AV software
> installed.  That, for me, is ClamAV backed up with rootkit hunter.

My approach is to educate my friends to use appropriate AV software 
because _their_ system is vulnerable and I'm not the only one to 
correspond with them. And if they don't know how to do it, I will help 
them to find the AV software they need to make their systems a little 
less vulnerable.


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