Linux-and-Virus Programs?

Janina Sajka janina at
Wed Nov 12 17:47:44 EST 2003

Why not just create a temp user and make that user the owner of this
file? Log in as that user and try to unzip the .exe. Maybe it's
something you want, and maybe it's junk. But you certainly won't trash
any system files this way.

Hart Larry writes:
> From: Hart Larry <chime at>
> Hi All:  Some of my linux experts have told me I don't need to have any
> anti-virus programs.
> Reason I am asking is that I am sharing files on Mutella in Linux.  While I was
> looking for Christmas dance music, I ended up with a file, which is an
> executeable.  I don't know its content, but I hope its music.  I would feel
> much better if I could scan it while in Linux before I run it from Jaws in
> win98.
> Are their any suggestions or speech friendly Linux virus programs I can run
> with speakup?
> Much earlier this year I had alot of trouble with backdoor viruses in windows.
> Thanks so much in advance
> Hart
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