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Date:      Fri, 27 Jul 2012 19:15:29 +0700
From:      Erich Dollansky <erichfreebsdlist@ovitrap.com>
To:        Daniel Bye <freebsd-questions@slightlystrange.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: On-access AV scanning
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Hi,

On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:47:29 +0100
Daniel Bye <freebsd-questions@slightlystrange.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 07:19:45AM -0400, Daniel Feenberg wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > On Fri, 27 Jul 2012, Daniel Bye wrote:
> > 
> > >On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 12:51:04PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > >>>Are there any current options available to support on-access
> > >>>antivirus scanning on FreeBSD?

why should it be available when it is not needed?
> > >>>
> > >>FreeBSD doesn't need this as there are no viruses on that system.

Ok, this is a bad reasoning.
> > >
> Thanks, Daniel. I have looked at Kaspersky, and various others, but
> the main sticking point, as I see it, is that there is no on-access
> scanning capability in any of the AV packages available for FreeBSD.

You will not find them. The scanners running on FreeBSD are looking for
Windows pests.

> It's not essential to build my case, but it would certainly
> strengthen it.  I use ClamAV on my home mail server, and it works
> well.  I have also tested it out on a desktop machine to run
> on-demand scans, and it works just fine, and doesn't impose so much
> of a load as to be a nuisance.
> 
Does it scan for FreeBSD viruses? I would wonder.

> We have had a couple of virus outbreaks recently, so this is quite a
> high profile concern around here at the moment. The CIO is from a
> technical background, so I might well be able to convince him of
> FreeBSD's strengths as a very secure system, but I will still need to
> accede to the IT policy, sadly - no way around it.

You will have to give it a miss then.

The security concepts of FreeBSD are 100% different. They will never
match this kind of policy.

Erich



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