Lindows.com — the San Diego
operating system developer gunning for Microsoft — Tuesday said an
integrated antivirus service is now available for its flagship software,
The service is one of many
safeguards software firms have been cranking out since the Slammer worm
plagued millions of computer systems worldwide last month. Convinced that
Linux’ popularity is enjoying a fast rise, Lindows.com claims the number of
Linux viruses is low, but is sure to rise as shipments of desktop Linux
systems like LindowsOS grow.
Dubbed VirusSafe, the cure comes in the form of Vexira Antivirus software
for Linux workstation by software maker Central Command. Vexira monitors
for viruses and other suspicious activity on hard disks, floppy disks and
VirusSafe is installed with one-click and features virus definitions that
are updated automatically online during the term of service. It also has a
virus scan scheduler, blocked access to infected files and repair options.
“Computer viruses are now a way of life for PC users on the Internet. We
certainly recognize that and wanted to provide LindowsOS users with
affordable virus protection which they can install with a single mouse
click,” said Michael Robertson, chief executive officer of Lindows.com.
The Lindows antivirus service costs $29 per year.