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Old 06-05-2004, 09:13 AM   #1
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Anti Virus reccommend


Hello guys,

I have recently loaded RH Linux 7.2 and am using KDE. I'm real new to linux, never seen it before.
What kind of virus protection can you recommend? Maybe something with a trial period.

Thanks,
Anthony
 
Old 06-05-2004, 09:29 AM   #2
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There are a number of av programs around that are free. F-Prot for Linux and ClamAV are used a lot by our members.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 12:30 PM   #3
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OK. Thanks. I downloaded F-PROT and it is located on my PC at home/anthony. The file is called /home/Anthony/fp-linux-ws.tar.gz/

But now how do I make it install. I went to the F-PROT website installation help.

To install using rpm execute this command:
rpm -Uhv /path/to/fp-linux-ws-VERSION.rpm

And to install using deb, execute this command:
dpkg -i /path/to/fp-linux-ws-VERSION.deb

I tried the run command dpkg -i /home/Anthony/fp-linux-ws.tar.gz/ with no results. I am probably typing the command wrong. Any help?

Thanks,
Anthony
 
Old 06-05-2004, 01:05 PM   #4
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Get a good firewall instead, as there are no viruses in linux...
 
Old 06-05-2004, 02:31 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by dslboy
Get a good firewall instead, as there are no viruses in linux...
Untrue - there are a number of viruses for *Nix. Most of them are proof of concept viruses. If your pc/server is passing files to Windows boxes, you will definitely need a virus guard.

anthonylmin - you appear to have downloaded the source for f-prot. Open a console, cd to the download directory and type in tar -xzvf fp-linux-ws.tar.gz, cd into the newly created directory and check the readme and install files. Normally it's:
./configure
make
su into root
make install
but read the documents as there may be switches to apply.
 
  


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