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Old 12-10-2015, 03:33 PM   #1
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Antivirus for Open SuSe


Dear All,

I am new to Linux (Open SuSe 13.1) and to this forum.

Could you please let me know the best Antivirus software for both Internet and eMails.

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Simius
 
Old 12-10-2015, 03:54 PM   #2
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The best antivirus on any OS is a user who doesn't go out and download everything under the sun from 3rd parties and execute it.

Linux is susceptible to very few viruses, and due to privilege separation, even if you did get one the damage should be isolated and easy to clean, so viruses on Linux are pretty much a non-issue. Linux does have a few antivirus programs, but they're [almost] entirely designed to look for Windows viruses in data files so you don't accidentally infect your friends/family with Windows machines.

clamav is pretty much the standard, but again it's not going to do much of anything to protect your Linux system, it's there to protect any Windows systems you might share a file with.

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Old 12-10-2015, 03:59 PM   #3
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The best antivirus on any OS is a user who doesn't go out and download everything under the sun from 3rd parties and execute it.

Linux is susceptible to very few viruses, and due to privilege separation, even if you did get one the damage should be isolated and easy to clean, so viruses on Linux are pretty much a non-issue. Linux does have a few antivirus programs, but they're [almost] entirely designed to look for Windows viruses in data files so you don't accidentally infect your friends/family with Windows machines.

clamav is pretty much the standard, but again it's not going to do much of anything to protect your Linux system, it's there to protect any Windows systems you might share a file with.
Thank you, Suicidaleggroll :-)
 
Old 12-10-2015, 04:55 PM   #4
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clam is in the suse repos

now keep in mind that support for 13.1 is ending
https://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime
-- January of 2016 -- about 1 month

the current is 13.2 and a MAJOR rework and MAJOR rename
SUSE-Leap 42.1
SUSE-tumbleweed

so it is ADVISED to at lease upgrade to the current OpenSUSE 13.2


as to clamAV

Code:
su -
zypper in clamav
then go to the software web site and READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!!!
http://www.clamav.net/documents/installing-clamav

Last edited by John VV; 12-10-2015 at 05:03 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2015, 10:39 PM   #5
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The best antivirus on any OS is a user who doesn't go out and download everything under the sun from 3rd parties and execute it.

Linux is susceptible to very few viruses, and due to privilege separation, even if you did get one the damage should be isolated and easy to clean, so viruses on Linux are pretty much a non-issue. Linux does have a few antivirus programs, but they're [almost] entirely designed to look for Windows viruses in data files so you don't accidentally infect your friends/family with Windows machines.

clamav is pretty much the standard, but again it's not going to do much of anything to protect your Linux system, it's there to protect any Windows systems you might share a file with.
Totally agree with downloading from unknown sources, some even put disclaimer that "No viruses or whatsoever" but doing the reverse of it.

Proper setup of firewall is one of the best protection as well. Good luck.

Last edited by JJJCR; 12-11-2015 at 02:52 AM. Reason: edit
 
Old 12-10-2015, 10:51 PM   #6
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I ran ClamAV for a while and it worked great.

http://software.opensuse.org/package/clamav

It would be wise to install and run OpenSuse 13.2.
https://software.opensuse.org/132/en
 
Old 12-11-2015, 11:35 AM   #7
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I ran ClamAV for a while and it worked great.

http://software.opensuse.org/package/clamav

It would be wise to install and run OpenSuse 13.2.
https://software.opensuse.org/132/en
Dear all,

Thank you so much.

I have now started the download and installation of OpenSuse 3.2.

Shall let you know.

Regards
Simius
 
  


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