What is the use-case for anti-virus? I mean the daemon kind, not tools to manually scan for viruses (ideally on a separate device with nothing but the scanner on it). Remembering the days I had to deal with viruses (family downloading emoji packages ), we always had up-to-date anti-virus and it didn’t help. The obvious downsides of AV are: AV blocks Syncthing, AV uses system resources, and AV is an attack surface of it’s own (and vulnerabilities keep popping up left and right). And the real measure against viruses is so simple: Don’t download stuff from untrusted sources. So is it just corporations that need certification that they are secure, and thus don’t care if they are less secure as long as the certificate is there, or is there an actual legitimate use-case for those buggers?
Yeah I know it’s basically quite off-topic, but AV keeps popping up in this forum so often that I really would like to know (or for people to uninstall them ).