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    Default Antivirus & firewall

    Hi. Does anyone know if there is any antivirus app included in SUSE DVD ? If not, any antivirus recommendations ?

    Many thanks

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    Default Re: Antivirus & firewall

    The firewall is built in and you can access it via Yast.

    Anti-virus is pretty much pointless mostly in Linux. I have NEVER been bothered with a Virus in Linux. Clam Anti-virus is probably the most widely used in Suse and it can of course be used to scan windows partitions.
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    Clam-antivirus is on the dvd and there are update in the repo's
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    Default Re: Antivirus & firewall

    * dreamerheman wrote, On 07/16/2008 02:06 PM:
    > Hi. Does anyone know if there is any antivirus app included in SUSE DVD
    > ? If not, any antivirus recommendations ?


    Clamav is included and integrates pretty nicely. I once tried Avira, which is free for personal use. Both found my Eicar test virus, else I have no experience with viruses :-)

    As for Firewalls: iptables is pretty much the default on Linux, and enabled on Opensuse by default through SuSEfirewall2. There are other frontends available.

    HTH
    Uwe

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    On 07/16/2008 caf4926 wrote:
    > Anti-virus is pretty much pointless mostly in Linux. I have NEVER
    > been bothered with a Virus in Linux. Clam Anti-virus is probably the
    > most widely used in Suse and it can of course be used to scan windows
    > partitions.


    There you go: A virus scanner makes sense when you offer Samba shares for Windows clients.

    Uwe

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