Anti-virus for FreeBSD

Reko Turja reko.turja at
Thu Mar 24 18:06:44 UTC 2016

Quite scary that a company is unable to fix their older OSes for 
whatever reason.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Valeri Galtsev
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:09 PM
To: Tim Daneliuk
Cc: questions at
Subject: Re: Anti-virus for FreeBSD

On Thu, March 24, 2016 9:31 am, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> On 03/24/2016 09:25 AM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> that we scan for viruses attacking something else not on MS 
>> products?
>> Are
>> there any? ;-)
> Yes - for MacOS at least.

Could you give some links to information about MacOS viruses? I am 
curious. The only thing I can find on the web are some trojans (like
Flashback) installed into user's web browser settings. These do not
constitute viruses in my book, as they do not lead to system level
compromise, they are just something installed into particular user's 
with consent of that particular user. The only other thing I remember 
when Apple failed to include into updates long released java 
fix... compromise through which doesn't constitute successful virus 
in my book as well.

Thanks in advance for information!


> FWIW, my preferred arrangements is a configuration of:
>     MailScanner
>     spamassassin
>     clamav
>     milter-greylist
> However, I have discovered that clamav likes a LOT of machine 
> resources
> and
> will basically stall a very small machine like, say, a VPS server. 
> I
> know,
> I know, "you don't run mail on small VPS servers" ... except when 
> you do
> ;)
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