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Re: Antivirus Programs for Openbsd
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Antivirus Programs for Openbsd
- From: "Greg Thomas" <getbsd_(_at_)_dslextreme_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2004 12:38:24 -0800 (PST)
> On Monday 01 November 2004 12:34 pm, J Moore wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 08:25:40AM -0500, the unit calling itself Dave
>> Feustel wrote:
>> > I've seen recent postings on this list about antivirus programs for
>> > Openbsd. Do these programs detect viruses that can actually infect
>> > Openbsd or just viruses that won't affect Openbsd but can be passed on
>> > infect other (windows) operating systems?
>> They (in general) detect whatever is in their "virus definition" file.
>> If there were an OpenBSD virus, and it was characterized in the virus
>> definition file, then it would be detected. Offhand, I'm not aware of
>> any virii (?) that OpenBSD is vulnerable to so primarily the value of
>> scanning on OpenBSD is to help protect weaker OS's.
> I see two things happening (one when I run Kmail and one when I
> run Konqueror) that are suggestive of viruses, but I do not think Openbsd
> plays any role in either manifestation.
I'll bet it's a virus. You'd better get that copy of Norton Antivirus for
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