Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Problems with Popular Antivirus software

One of my favorite blogs, Bruce Schneier, points out that virus writers are constructing their newer viruses to avoid the most popular antivirus programs. If that becomes a significant trend, moving to a lesser known product may actually provide more security.

One of my favorite free systems is ClamAV . It is a great system for a Linux server. It runs on Windows but it does not have real-time scanning. It does have real-time scanning in some versions of Linux. Why real-time scanning is needed for a Linux desktop is not clear to me. There are very few viruses targeted at Linux computers. ClamAV is a great solution for an email server.


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