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Old 12-21-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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Free virus scanning software?


Does anyone know of any gpl free virus scanning utilities for linux? Are there any that come with the major distros e.g. SuSE ES 9 or RHES 4.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
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well firstly note that windows viruses (ie.. 99% of all viruses) have no effect under linux, but you can still check sophos or clamav out.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 04:23 PM   #3
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I believe AVG, BitDefender, and F-Prot are also free as in beer for linux. But I think they're not be GPL (freeware only).
 
Old 12-21-2006, 05:33 PM   #4
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Hey,

Thanks for your quick responses.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 11:05 PM   #5
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I know ClamAV comes with Mandriva (I've gotta say, while I know the reason for the new name, I still prefer calling it "Mandrake"), but I'm not too crazy about it. While I never have to scan for viruses, my friends usually request I do such menial tasks for them, as Linux isn't all that succeptable to viruses.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 03:35 AM   #6
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yeah you have more worries from root kis and such, so rkhunter and chkrootkit are more worthwhile exploting.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 09:00 AM   #7
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ubuntu has clamav in the repos if i recall well
 
Old 12-22-2006, 07:20 PM   #8
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you can also try and have a look at nessus and probably snort ... need to do them before you touch anything after a clean and strict installation of a linux system but its very hard to work "consistently"(i cant) with these tools and linux is about learning and doing ...


//come to think about it , linux does behave more and more like "the windows ways" nowadays ... may or may not be a good thing to see ...


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