Ubunto 8.10 and AVG 7.5.51
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Fri Mar 20 21:39:51 UTC 2009
On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 18:19:22 -0300
Lucio M Nicolosi <lmnicolosi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 4:03 PM, Bart Silverstrim
> <bsilver at chrononomicon.com> wrote:
> > NoOp wrote:
> >> On 03/20/2009 10:45 AM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> >>>> (non-AV-isn't needed on linux folks)
> >>> I'm sorry that it came out like that.
> >>> I have moved over 20 people from Windows XP / Vista to Fedora and
> >>> Kubuntu. About half wanted antivirus installed. While I do
> >>> believe that there is a place for antivirus software in Linux, a
> >>> home user using it to protect his system from malware is not the
> >>> place. Currently, there is no malware (in the sense that Windows
> >>> users use the term) for Linux desktops. That _will_ change. But
> >>> when that day comes the types of antivirus currently available
> >>> for Linux will not protect against it.
> >>> If the OP is configuring a mailserver, then by all means install
> >>> antivirus. It would be irresponsible not to.
> >> JFC on a pogo stick! When will folks realize that there *IS* a good
> >> reason for some people to install an AV on a linux system in
> >> certain environments. Further, when will people on this list stop
> >> the "you don't need an AV" when someone/anyone asks a question
> >> about the installation of an AV program. You/we have no idea what
> >> the OP's reason is to wishing to install AVG, nor should we care;
> >> the OP ask a question regarding an installation, he/she didn't ask
> >> anyone's opinion whether it is necessary. Here, let me repeat the
> >> OP's entire post:
> > <cut>
> > Because they shouldn't stress over it if they are holding a mistaken
> > belief, or one that isn't a huge worry for them?
> > And I for one didn't say he shouldn't have one or couldn't have one,
> > just that there are times where it is used on Linux (like mail
> > servers, clamav in particular) and times where it's not as helpful.
> > He then followed up asking about what kind is recommended, I said
> > Clamav on mail servers (I believe he's setting up an FTP server, if
> > you're saying we don't know why he wants it) and for on-access
> > instead of on-demand use I've heard good things about f-prot and
> > AVG on Windows, and use AVG for Windows myself.
> > But I don't want to perpetuate the belief that
> > A) AV are essential on Linux
> > B) An AV product is a cure-all or armor. It's a band aid. And they
> > can cause problems, as I've had to fight with various packages on
> > different systems over the past many years.
> > So don't be surprised if someone tells them they can calm down a bit
> > when it comes to using AV on this platform...they don't need to
> > stress over like certain other platforms do. If they want it that's
> > their choice, if they are using it in the appropriate context..mail
> > server, file server...then here's a couple pennies of info to
> > consider.
> >> Now *please* get off the harping on whether a user (home or
> >> otherwise) should, or should not use an AV (or any other program)
> >> on *their* system! They are free to use whatever the hell *they*
> >> decide to install/use on *their* system.
> > ...not to mention there are ALTERNATIVE things he may not have
> > thought of, such as if running a mail server (I believe that's not
> > his intention according to followups) stripping all executables out
> > of email, large attachments, and sanitizing contents. Oddly enough
> > malware doesn't seem to survive email when those are stuck in the
> > mix, along with clamAV if you want to stop phishing attempts as
> > well. For all we know he used AVG on Windows and looked there first
> > for Linux, when ClamAV has a huge reputation on the Linux platform
> > and little if any exposure on Windows.
> > Are you saying there's a problem with pointing out alternatives or
> > possibilities not considered? I don't personally really care what
> > AV he runs or if he wants to spend time getting it running. I just
> > thought I'd give what info I did have in case he would get another
> > perspective from it.
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> I'd like to post again a link provided by Robert Parker in the thread
> "And another Ubuntu convert!" Jan, 22 2009. I think it is a must
> reading for anyone considering anti-virus software.
So, what does that have to do with the original question? It is another
article to read that does not provide an answer to :
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