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xxi wrote (edited )

I'm using GNU/Linux but I have found ClamAV helpful a couple of times. I remember downloading some game extensions/manuals or something like that and it happened to be infected. Now it really didn't effect me because it's exploited some Windows issue, but in theory I could've sent that to someone else.

If your home network happen to include some units running Windows it would also be a problem. I've never used Samba but seeing that's it's mentioned a lot of threads and the like I guess it's being used a lot and could present more of a threat.

Of course this could be a "user vulnerability" but I'm just saying that I tend to be semi-paranoid about these things and I made a mistake. I bet someone vastly more experienced than me makes them too. In that case ClamAV can provide some protection against oversights by the user.