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  1. #1

    Default clamav

    I have had to put windows on a seperate hd for my wife to work from home. Thats problem one lol.
    Problem two is that she won't let me buy an antivirus and my free trial with kaspersky is over. That said I don't want to hop from av to av.
    I know it's not the best option but right know I'm running with no av protection and using clamav from opensuse to scan my windows drive once a day. Has anyone else ever done this? I have a hardware firewall in the form of a wireless router so I'm not worried about that.

    Can anyone tell me if this is at least relativly safe or am I making a big mistake by doing it this way?
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    Default Re: clamav

    It is OK to have a Windows partition for your wife as long as she doesn't use Windows.
    If she doesn't let you buy av software, she can be asked to use Linux. (By the buy, she can use Winodoze as long as she doesn't connect to the net).
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    well the only problem is that she is connecting to her work computer from windows which her IT people say can't be from linux. I don't know for sure and don't want to argue with them about it, thought I think it's because of some of the applications they use. So not using it isn't an option and not connecting to the net is not an option lol
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    Default Re: clamav

    Quote Originally Posted by cydell
    well the only problem is that she is connecting to her work computer
    from windows which her IT people say can't be from linux. I don't know
    for sure and don't want to argue with them about it, thought I think
    it's because of some of the applications they use. So not using it isn't
    an option and not connecting to the net is not an option lol
    Hi
    Why not install bit defender or avg on the windows partition? I use
    clamav here to check windows drives (don't run windows though) seems to
    find viruses and trojans. Clamav is meant to be coming out with a
    windows version at 0.96 release....


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    Default Re: clamav

    sounds like you have a game plan, my opinion would be that yes, you can exist without buying an antivirus, but you will have to adopt some behavior that may be restrictive.

    your biggest vulnerability will be the browser, I'd suggest Firefox teamed with the NoScript addon. that will mean that all java/javascript/flash and activeX/.NET will be disabled will be disabled by default. this will give yourself a credible chance of avoiding being compromised. IE is your enemy.

    there are several scanning/non-memory-resident free antivirus products from bitdefender, avg, etc which would be useful to scan downloaded files while in windows and not necessitate rebooting to scan the files with clamav before opening them. This will give you a workable situation.

    eventually you will whitelist some website to get it to behave properly and get something you shouldn't... so to be blunt..... HAVE A RECENT BACKUP!



    P.S. if you ever get to actually buy something for protection, the most complete (but complicated) and bulletproof product i've ever seen is Agnitium.

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    Default Re: clamav

    I would definitely go with AVG, I have installed it on family's laptops for a couple of years and have found it excellent, there is even a Linux version.
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    Default Re: clamav

    cydell wrote:
    > well the only problem is that she is connecting to her work computer
    > from windows which her IT people say can't be from linux. I don't know
    > for sure and don't want to argue with them about it, thought I think
    > it's because of some of the applications they use. So not using it isn't
    > an option and not connecting to the net is not an option lol


    i suppose the work she does from home stays on the company
    servers...so, tell her to use windows to connect to work ONLY...no
    other place, no emails, no browsing, no music no nothing--just boot
    win, connect to work, log off close windows...fini

    alternatively: run her windows in a VM from a static win iso image
    which can never be corrupted...but, still tell her "Windows is always
    unsafe." because that is the truth and she should only use it to
    connect to the work server..

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    Default Re: clamav

    Yeah I'll just have to make sure that she is extra careful when logged in. Her account is set as a standard user and I did go the avg route so hopefully with some common sense and a little bit of luck we will be ok lol.
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    Smile Re: clamav

    Try this
    www.microsoft.com/security_essentials

    It's free from ms . I can't say how effective it is but it is free

    goood luck

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