A little confused

Ioannis Vranos cppdeveloper at ontelecoms.gr
Mon Aug 30 14:02:56 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-08-29 at 23:17 -0700, NoOp wrote:
> > So I gave the proper short answer, no antivirus is needed in practice.
> No you didn't & your answer is wrong IMO. The systems that I referred to
> aren't commercial. Every hear of dual-boot? How about having a Win
> machine on your local network. None of that is commercial or uncommon.
> Having an AV (or not) is no different than installing any other personal
> application on your system(s). It's *your* choice. IMO it's better to
> point a user to helpful links so that they can make their own choice.

My PC is dual boot with Linux and Windows, and I have Microsoft Security
Essentials (MSE) installed in Windows, and no antivirus in Linux

Also I have 12 virtual machines installed in my PC.

Two of them are Windows Vista with MSE, one is Windows NT 4.0
Workstation with ClamWin Antivirus, one Windows 98B with ClamWin, and
one with MS DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11 for Workgroups.

The rest are Linux virtual machines, with no antivirus installed on

So I have no antivirus installed on any Linux installation.

I think that antiviruses should be installed only at Windows
installations, or at servers used by Windows users.

Ioannis Vranos

C95 / C++03 Software Developer


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