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multilanguage support, and a bad virus experience

On Thu February 12 2004 23:22, Derek Martin wrote:
> I have no virus scanning software

There are a couple free virus scanners I can recommend. Both run on Windows 
and Linux. Not that I condone using Windows unless absolutely necessary ;)

BitDefender is free/beer and has a great GUI, autoupdate facility and 
scheduler. Here's the download page for the free versions (there are $$ 
versions too):

ClamAV is under the GPL and uses Cygwin on Windows (I think it's built in). It 
doesn't have a GUI yet. I hear it was among, if not the, first in having a 
MyDoom fix. Here's the page with all the binary packages:

Failing antivirus software, I'd suggest keeping virgin XP boxen behind an 
overly tight firewall, at least for the patching step. But it sounds like 
there might not have been one to use. Oh well.

Are we going to start seeing tiny Ethernet pass-thru hardware firewalls, for 
this purpose? Hey, not a bad idea... patent pending!


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