Does The Compatible Linux/Ubuntu Anti-Virus Software Programs Able To Scan, Detect, And Quarantine Or Remove Malware (Like Viruses) Applicable To Windows? Actually, See My 2 Part Question Below.
Posted on 2012-03-21
Hello. I have an important question to ask you applicable to anti-virus security software, anti-virus databases, and different operating systems.
Regarding anti-virus program that is compatible and applicable to Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit operating systems, for example the popular: ClamAV program or any third party Linux/Ubuntu compatible anti-virus programs -- does these Linux/Ubuntu compatible anti-virus program scan and check (and hopefully detect and remove/quarantine) for *ANY* malware (in this case, viruses) FOR *ANY* operating system (namely Windows) in its anti-virus databases... ...or *ONLY* the compatible operating system the anti-virus program is intended for (in this case Linux/Ubuntu)? ...let me break this down into two further questions for depth of clarity; please answer these and I will understand:
1. Ubuntu/Linux scan and check *ITS OWN* (Linux Ubuntu) system drive for its own known viruses of course *AND FOR ANY WINDOWS* viruses the Linux/Ubuntu system drive may contain? (Keyword: "its own")
2. Ubuntu/Linux scan and check *OTHER* system drives (like Windows system drive when Linux/Ubuntu is shared on an accessible external hard drive on the SAME computer) for its own known viruses of course *AND FOR ANY WINDOWS* viruses? (Keyword: "other")
I find this to be an EXCELLENT question for ALL OF US!!! For many of your experts, I am sure you KNOW the answer to these questions for the MANY of us who do NOT. I have talked to some IT savvy people and they did not truly know.
Please reply. Please explain in detail.
Thank you very much!