Threadripper

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FortiClient for Linux has nowhere near as many features as for Windows of course, but two of the four are suitable for home use (AntiVirus and Vulnerability Scan), is it worth trying?
 

Zartarra

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shmu26

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The AVs for Linux do not provide realtime protection. They are only for scanning. Many of them don't even detect Linux malware, due to lack of appropriate definitions; they only detect Windows malware. So you can use them to prevent infecting Windows users, and to scan your Windows dual boot, but they won't protect your Linux installation.
If you want to scan your Linux, Clam might be a good choice -- at least it is made with Linux in mind.
 

bribon77

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The AVs for Linux do not provide realtime protection. They are only for scanning. Many of them don't even detect Linux malware, due to lack of appropriate definitions; they only detect Windows malware. So you can use them to prevent infecting Windows users, and to scan your Windows dual boot, but they won't protect your Linux installation.
If you want to scan your Linux, Clam might be a good choice -- at least it is made with Linux in mind.
If you have Windows clients, it is good to have an AV to make sure you do not send anything infected, but if it is not it is not worth it.:giggle:
 

Lenny_Linux

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I tried ClamAV and SophosAV on my Manjaro linux dual Windows boot laptop Clam comes with a guI, Sophos not, but Sophos offers out of the box on-demand file scanning, while setting up ClamAV scanning takes soms steps. I decided to stat with Sophos, because it does kuch better with Windows based malware. The ln,y reason for me to install an AV on Linux is to prevent me zending infected files to friends on Windows, therefor I choose to keep Sophos