Yup, been reading up on ClamAV and it does look like a winner!
I run in on my mailserver.Yup, been reading up on ClamAV and it does look like a winner!
Do you run it manually or did you compose a script or cron job?I run in on my mailserver.
It gets used by the anti-spam software I use to also scan for viruses so neither, I have 4G ram on that system.Do you run it manually or did you compose a script or cron job?
If my memory serves me correctly from reading the documentation ClamAV needs 3 GB of RAM.
Up to just over a year ago, I ran clam for the same reason, granddaughter had to have a Windows machine for school work, now her family all run android and mac tablets [which are less susceptible] I no longer bother,only then for the simple reason that everyone else in the family uses either Windows
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Yup. TBH, if it weren't for the fact I occasionally pass on files to other Windows-using members of the family, I wouldn't bother either.....I've been about 5 years with Linux. Have never had an anti-virus program since switching over from Windows. Never have had a virus since switching over either.
Peace of mind is what happens when you quit worrying about viruses.
if you look at what you are saying is that you are going to try to prevent passing a virus with you as the middleman. But what you are actually saying is that you do not trust the windows anti virus to do it's job when it gets to the windows machine.Yup. TBH, if it weren't for the fact I occasionally pass on files to other Windows-using members of the family, I wouldn't bother either.....
With COMODO, I'm simply sticking with what I know has worked well for me in the past; certainly, despite the fact it has options to set up regular, scheduled scans, I feel no need to go chasing down THAT particular rabbit-hole again, so.....occasional, manual scans it is. Works for me.....and it's NOT greedy with resources. Never uses more than a single core, though the database does occasionally need 'pruning'.....it gets to silly proportions after a while.
In all honesty, ClamAV and COMODO's AV4Linux are the only two free options now available. Everybody else has moved to a paid model.....even F-Prot & Avira.
I guess faith is a valuable sentiment, but history can put an awful dent in it:since every windows pc has anti virus on it you really do not need to worry about it unless you have no faith in the windows anti virus
I never said I had faith in windows, that is why I am all linux. What I am saying is that let windows deal with its own crap as people wise up they go linux, that is what the core of my business is about.I guess faith is a valuable sentiment, but history can put an awful dent in it:
You want to stop a virus on whatever system it comes across first, whether that be a Linux mailserver or a Windows system of some sort. Windows defender is fine from what I last saw of it, it's gotten better over the years.I never said I had faith in windows, that is why I am all linux. What I am saying is that let windows deal with its own crapt. as people wise up they go linux, that is what the core of my business is about.