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Date:      Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:51:04 +0200 (CEST)
From:      Wojciech Puchar <>
To:        Daniel Bye <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: On-access AV scanning
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> Are there any current options available to support on-access antivirus
> scanning on FreeBSD?
FreeBSD doesn't need this as there are no viruses on that system.

> And yes, I know that neither FreeBSD nor Solaris are renowned for their
> sickly vulnerability to viruses, but we operate in a mixed environment, with
> a lot of Windows machines and ZFS file systems exported by SMB/CIFS, so we
> need the AV to ensure any viruses are stopped before they infect a
> susceptible machine.  It seems a small price to pay to finally get a decent
> workstation!
No idea - YOU will not spread wiruses, and viruses from other winstations 
will not affect you.

so just install antivirus software on winstations.

Or finally educate users as it is really simple to avoid viruses even 
with windows

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