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ok so heres what i have, a laptop that is running solely with ubuntu for college work + general pissing around on. However to be given wifi access at my college i have to have a firewall + basic antivirus installed.

I have firestarter as my firewall in ununtu, but which A/V should i use?

Thanks, Boyd.
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thanks ill give that a try, see if i can confuse the IT office any more with my windows laptop, running ubuntu, with an OS X theme
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Most people I know using Linux don't run an AV, as there aren't really any viruses for linux.

ClamAV is for scanning email servers, as far as I know. It's not a personal AV client.
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Originally Posted by bobalobabingbong View Post
Most people I know using Linux don't run an AV, as there aren't really any viruses for linux.

ClamAV is for scanning email servers, as far as I know. It's not a personal AV client.
You can scan files/root/home folders with ClamAV
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Originally Posted by bobalobabingbong View Post
Most people I know using Linux don't run an AV, as there aren't really any viruses for linux.

ClamAV is for scanning email servers, as far as I know. It's not a personal AV client.
yes i aggree and up until now i have never had one, but to satisfy the IT staff i need an AV program installed.
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viruses exist in linux??
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viruses exist in linux??
viruses are code, so yeh they exist everywhere. Well, on computers. Not like you go to get your mail one day and there will be some malicious code in there.
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Well, I'm sure someone somewhere out there has some viruses written for Linux as well, but it is extremely unlikely that you will even run into one, more so one that would actually work on your particular distribution.
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Well, I'm sure someone somewhere out there has some viruses written for Linux as well, but it is extremely unlikely that you will even run into one, more so one that would actually work on your particular distribution.
There are apparantly a few, but most of them were academic studies IIRC.

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