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Anti-Vyrus Program for OS/2-eCS?
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1. Anti-Vyrus Program for OS/2-eCS?
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Is there an anti-vyrus for OS/2-eCS? If there is more than one, which is the best one?
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Date: 17 Jun, 2006 on 23:47
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I used Norman Antivirus for a while, there is a serial number on eCS:s homepage if you login. I think it last for three months. Clamav is another one, din't manage to make it work. I think it's a Linux port(?). I stopped using Norman because I never had any virus. I guess its still just three known viruses for OS/2-eCS. A thing that I've thought about is if Win viruses can use Odin to infect eCS?

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Date: 18 Jun, 2006 on 00:14
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Hi,

first - Norman is the only available solution for os/2 and/or eCS that comes with an ON-ACCESS scanner by having a file system filter driver. Other stuff (Norton/Symantec/IBM if still available) only have ON-DEMAND scanners which means they have no protection against virii trying to install themselves.
Don't get fooled - look twice if someone recommends a certain product. I remember beng REALLY upset by that piece of **** from IBM. If you want to scan hard drives on demand for virii, then get ClamAV: It's free at least and does not less than expensive payware by others.

While it's true that there's not much threats in the wild for OS/2-based systems, it might be worth having these machines not being "hosting" malware that could spread via a network.

With ODIN, hmmm... most malware on windoze nowadays is aiming on using security leaks. These leaks are available via certain DLLs. If these DLLs are active and available in e.g. ODIN, then... it's possible to have the malware running on ODIN as well.

But - general note:
Besides virii (viruses), there's also phising attempts. They affect all platforms. And there's no anti-virus that cares of that...

Greetings
Thomas

Date: 18 Jun, 2006 on 20:04
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I downloaded and installed the OS/2 version of Norman anti-vyrus software. It found some vyrus stuff (some show 'heap full'). I will do a complete scan tonight (it was late when I started it). Thank you for the information and links.

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Date: 19 Jun, 2006 on 15:55
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5. Re:Anti-Vyrus Program for OS/2-eCS?
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The Norman product is a great product and even if there aren't that many virus around for OS2. But, still it might be usefull to scan incoming e-mails so that you don't forward virus or infected files and here you could make use of ClamAV as for on-demand scanner to have it to scan incoming e-mails.
Date: 19 Jun, 2006 on 16:23
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I have broadband/cable modem. My download speed had slowed to that of a dialup. After I had used the Norman anti-vyrus, my speeds are back to broadband speeds (sometimes even faster than what I had before).

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Date: 20 Jun, 2006 on 00:52
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7. Re:Anti-Vyrus Program for OS/2-eCS?
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Hi BWG,


It found some vyrus stuff (some show 'heap full').

the "heap full" message is not a virus - it's an error from the scanner module: This happens mostly with ZIP files that the engine is unable to unpack for scanning in GUI interactive mode (e.g. too many/too large files in the ZIP). In VIO on-demand scanner, the scanning works without errors.


After I had used the Norman anti-vyrus, my speeds are back to broadband speeds

Strange! Usually, response time and perfomance will decrease with an AV installed... did you remove any files that were told to be infected?

Greetings
Thomas

Date: 20 Jun, 2006 on 09:46
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BigWarpGuy (17 Jun, 2006 23:47):
Is there an anti-vyrus for OS/2-eCS? If there is more than one, which is the best one?

Dr. Web ? Solid, easy, good, speedy: http://www.drweb.ru/

Date: 20 Jun, 2006 on 13:52
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9. Re:Anti-Vyrus Program for OS/2-eCS?
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warp (20 Jun, 2006 13:52):

BigWarpGuy (17 Jun, 2006 23:47):
Is there an anti-vyrus for OS/2-eCS? If there is more than one, which is the best one?

Dr. Web ? Solid, easy, good, speedy: http://www.drweb.ru/[/quote]

Sorry... http://www.drweb.com/ in english

Date: 20 Jun, 2006 on 13:57
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After I had used the Norman anti-vyrus, my speeds are back to broadband speeds

Strange! Usually, response time and perfomance will decrease with an AV installed... did you remove any files that were told to be infected?

Greetings
Thomas[/quote]

Three 'worm' vyruses were 'quoranteened' (IIRC on the spelling). The difference was amazing.

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Date: 20 Jun, 2006 on 14:15
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