Antivirus on the Linux desktop (was ClamAv oddity)

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Fri Dec 11 15:59:38 UTC 2015

On Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:57:48 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:19:20 -0500, John Hupp wrote:
>IIRC Avira used it. I was in favour of Avira on Linux and on Windows,
>but since I don't need Antivir software for my Linux computer, I
>dropped it a long time ago. For my Windows installs on Linux hosts I
>switched from Avira to Avast. Avira IMO still is the better software
>regarding security and log file information, but Avira gets to much
>broken after engine upgrades, so I switched to the IMO less good
>but more stable Avast, since the host anyway could make snapshots of
>the Windows guests and in addition I can easily make backups of the
>virtual drives. I guess antivir software for wine is asking for
>trouble, trouble that doesn't exist for a Linux server or a real
>Windows installed as guest.

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