Server needs anti-virus?

Ernest Doub hideserted at
Thu Apr 26 21:30:22 UTC 2012

First thing you need to do is get rid of Norton and install a real and
modern anti-virus such as NOD32.
Norton used to be good but has turned into bloatware that not only slows a
system down, it doesn't find all the bad stuff any more.
Of course, letting the Windows machines  blow up does have its merits.  8^)

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:

> On 04/26/2012 05:02 PM, Sam Sebastian wrote:
>> I run a ubuntu (10.04) server on my LAN and generally its off and does
>> not usually do anything while its on except for me to mess around with
>> samba and cups and the like. I was told that it would be a good idea for
>> me to put some kind of anti virus on it. I was wondering if this is
>> necessary? There are 3-4 other windows 7 computers on the network. And
>> all of them have anti-virus installed on them (Norton IIRC)
>> And what about a general linux desktop computer, I know that there are
>> *some* viruses out there for linux but the most common reason that I'm
>> cited for putting anti-virus on it is to stop it from giving viruses to
>> the other computers in the network.
>> And if so which anti-virus would you recommend?
> I'd recommend doing nothing. Just let the Windows machines catch fire and
> burn to the ground. Then the users would be asking what to do?? <grins
> evilly> ...then you install Linux for them. No more worries. You don't see
> google installing anti-virus for gmail, do you?
> If you DID install anti-virus and it failed, would it then be YOUR fault?
> You imply some sort of warranty and acknowledgement of responsibility by
> installing the anti-virus (clamav?) and everything thereafter is your
> fault. If Norton worked, there would be no problem, right? :) Ric
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