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    hello,

    is f prot included in the default opensuse 11 distro? if not, what other workstation-type antivirus is included?

    thanks in advance for your comments!

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    IIRC, clamav/klamav is included on the dvd

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    Thanks Andy for your quick reply. Please pardon my ignornace, but isn't clamav an antivirus package to be attached to mail transfer agents and not for scanning regular files?

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    nope, it does it all, i have it on my laptop & desktop,just in case i have to send a windows user a file or they send me one ( don't have any version of windows in my house, except the ones with glass )

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    rrpalma wrote:

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    > Thanks Andy for your quick reply. Please pardon my ignornace, but isn't
    > clamav an antivirus package to be attached to mail transfer agents and
    > not for scanning regular files?
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    No ClamAV can be used to scan regular files as well, I commonly use it to scan the winblows partition on my Desktop after someone uses it and downloads something from a website I don't know. If you want more details on it I suggest you read the website, clamscan --help, freshclam --help (Don't know if freshclam has a help option) and the man page .
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    thanks a lot! I'll check it out.

    BTW, only Mac OS X and Linux here

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    > BTW, only Mac OS X and Linux here

    don't know about OSX, but i've never run any anti-virus on any linux box...ever..

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    Just got klamav working ... thanks for your help.

    BTW, I wonder why klamav is not included by default on the retail DVD... I just checked
    Package List/11.0/DVD9 - openSUSE
    and only clamav is included

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    klamav is just a QT frontend for clamav so they may not include klamav on the retail DVD for space concerns or something, that is my best guess. Good to hear that you got it working for you.
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    cool, glad you are sorted,now enjoy dunno why it isn't on the retail dvd, never checked, once i install, i set up my repo's to include this ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/distr...oss/suse/i586/ just in case my dvd gets damaged/lost/broken

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