ClamAV - The Free antiVirus solution for windows on Linux

Posted by VISITOR on Nov 9, 2005 1:16 AM EDT
All about Linux (http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com); By Ravi
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There is a common perception that there are no viruses on the Linux platform - which to a large extent is true. But what happens when you get a mail attachment which you would like to forward to your windows machine so you can open it with your favorite proprietary software? And what if this attachment is infected by a virus? This is where the anti virus solutions for linux comes into the picture. [Ed: Here comes the hype. ]

This article explains the use of a very popular GPLed anti-virus solution called ClamAV widely used on Linux servers and how it can be leveraged by Desktop Linux users who want to send virus free documents to their windows counterparts.

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