Tasmania's Department of Education has gone to market for anti-virus software for its 40,000 desktop PCs and 1,000 servers, specifying solutions must be able to secure not only Microsoft Windows, but also Mac OS X and Linux, in a move that once again raises the question of whether the alternative platforms require dedicated security software.
Because this machine is the file server for 4 Windows machines I decided to try an anti-virus. ClamTk found 9 threats, all in PDFs. The problem is that the Home screen reports that the Anti-virus engine and the GUI version are out of date, but there is no apparent means of upgrade.
Today’s anti-virus solutions are pretty reliable, protecting you from most of the common threats out there in the world. With safe browsing habits, there’s a rare chance that you’d ever get infected with malware.