[Chugalug] comodo anti virus for linux

Rod-Lists rod-lists at epbfi.com
Mon Dec 17 15:30:09 UTC 2012


I don't disagree ET. But hopefully I get into the biz of making linux deployments that serve ms clients. So it would nice to have a good scanner. Especially for hot spots.

----- Original Message -----
> If you go to:
> http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/antivirus-for-linux.php
> and click on
> 'Frequent Questions',
> you get this set of alarmist, yellowish and half-true statements
> along the
> lines of:
> 
> 'Linux was not heavily targeted by malware writer'...
> 'popularity of Linux amongst home users wasn't very high'...
> 'more lucrative to attack Windows because of its large user base'...
> ...
> 
> Which may be true in the surface but does not reflect *REAL* reality,
> and it
> is (OBVIOUSLY!) targeted to scare naive and un-knowledgeable people.
> 
> In other words:  it smells like a scam...
> 
> I can see the value of scanning messages for viruses on a mail
> gateway to
> protect M$ victims, which is NOT what this text is talking about.
> 
> This old (and mostly valid) article is a lot better and truthful
> statement:
> http://librenix.com/?inode=21
> 
> There are so many simple tools that you can use to protect your box
> (tripware, md5sum, etc) that it seems like a waste 'knee jerk'
> reaction to
> apply a 'Window$ model' to a 'Linux World'
> 
> Sounds like the kind of crap that our beloved 'guvment' does, like
> I've ever
> seen it to go for a 'knee jerk' reaction.
> 
> I'd stay away from 'Comodo crap' (pun intended!) unless I ran a mail
> server
> for M$ victims and, in that case, my money is on Clamav:
> http://www.clamav.net/
> YMMV...
> ET
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> Rod-Lists writes:
> 
> > Any tried it ? yeah or nay?
> > http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/antivirus-for-linux.php
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