Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Oct 2006 22:56 UTC
Linux "The talk lately has centred about Vista's security APIs, but Linux certainly needs improvements in this area, because AV vendors still rely on an external kernel module to implement 'real time' file scanning." The Inq also reviews AVG antivirus for Linux, and concludes it is a must-have
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RE[2]: Need for an antivirus?
by evad on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Need for an antivirus?"
evad
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2005-09-10

No no no!

A virus cannot "propagate" itself. If the code can infect other systems via a network then it is a worm. It is not a virus.

Viruses spread via humans - they must do something in order for it to spread. A worm is able to get onto other systems without human interaction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_worm

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