On-access AV scanning

Daniel Bye freebsd-questions at slightlystrange.org
Fri Jul 27 11:00:22 UTC 2012

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?
> >
> FreeBSD doesn't need this as there are no viruses on that system.

Well, thanks.

> >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

I refer you to the part where I specifically talk about our corporate IT
policy. All desktops/workstations (that is, all of them, every single one),
must have AV software running on them. There will be no exceptions, on pain
of dismissal. I don't want to lose my job, because you said I didn't need AV

Daniel Bye
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