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Running about 10 servers all CentOS 6.3. Some servers are web role (nginx, php-fpm, node.js), others are database (MySQL, MongoDB).

Do people actually run antivirus software on their linux servers? If so, which antivirus software is recommend? Also, how do you prevent the antivirus software from thrashing the disk i/o on database servers while running scans?

Thanks.

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The only antivirus software running on linux servers I've heard of was to protect clients not the servers themselves.

Most popular server roles that can benefit from including antivirus are:

  1. mail servers (to inoculate mail attachments)
  2. file servers
  3. web servers (if web application allows user file uploads)
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