alex_snow at gmx.net
Sat Nov 15 08:42:36 EST 2003
I was thinking of installing clam antivirus on my box to run it kind
of like an smtp proxy for my winblows users. anyone used this program
On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 09:49:16PM -0500, Keith Watson wrote:
> Whoa Nellie! Bad advice. But I can see where the linux thought
> process came in. It don't matter what user you run an executable
> from under winblows, if it has a virus the whole system gets
> infected. My philosophy is thus, delete all unknown files from
> unknown sources. Better to be safe than sorry.
> On 05:47 PM, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > 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 cts.com>
> > >
> > > 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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