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Old 01-26-2005, 03:16 PM   #1
vindbryn
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Question antivirus progs &firewall


Can anyone suggest an antivirus prog suitable for installation by a newbie.
I have set up the Mandake v10.1 firewall -- do I need anything else?
Thank you to all who advised me about Modems - excellent Many Thanks.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 03:18 PM   #2
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ClamAV is the best anti-virus for linux that I am aware of. Most linux boxes are not terribly vulnerable to viruses, so it's not nearly as big an issue as it would be with a windows box.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 03:26 PM   #3
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Yeah. The *only* reason I use a virus scanner at all is to chek my inbound email - so I don't unwittingly forward a virus to my friends.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 04:20 PM   #4
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Quote:
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Yeah. The *only* reason I use a virus scanner at all is to chek my inbound email - so I don't unwittingly forward a virus to my friends.
Agreed.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 04:28 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Yeah. The *only* reason I use a virus scanner at all is to chek my inbound email - so I don't unwittingly forward a virus to my friends.
LOL.

seriously though, google is your friend. also try http://freshmeat.net , this has a lot of good stuff too.

have a fun virus free life! (under linux anyways.)

titanium_geek

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Old 01-26-2005, 05:12 PM   #6
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i like both ClamAV and F-Prot both are free and run great in linux. the only reason i have any antivirus software on my linux systems is to scan my windows systems. i also run ClamAV on my e-mail server so it will prevent viruses from infecting clients of mine as well as myself on windows systems.

for firewalls, the built in iptables that comes standard with most distros (MDK included in that) is very powerful and when configured properly can do amazing things including turning your linux box into a very powerful NAT, firewall, router combo for the rest of your network if you have a private LAN.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:23 PM   #7
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For even more programs, se

http://www.websamba.com/Linux_Docs_Links

Softwares -> Anti-Virus
Softwares -> Firewall

Never used any, so can't recommend.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 01-27-2005, 11:35 AM   #8
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I saw this thread and being a newbie decided to surf to the ClamAV site and download the rpm I attempted to install via yast but got a message about gmp files needed so downloaded this and the tried again to instal ClamAV and hey presto it installed but I would have thought it would have set up a desktop icon but it did not
Is this right???????? I checked the user Directory which has 3 files (ClamAV) with one holding the install file all three files are read only. Anyway how do I know if the program is installed. I'm not to clever with the command side and always struggle opening tar & bzip files which I know are similar to zip files in W$ I know I went of track but any advice would be welcomed.

 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:10 PM   #9
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clam is ALL command based. clamscan to scan, freshcalm to update etc. have a look at the docs, they are very good. Its not that hard, honest!
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:24 PM   #10
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Try bitdefender....works fine for me and is very easy to use in the konsole
 
Old 01-27-2005, 04:15 PM   #11
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Quote:
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clam is ALL command based. clamscan to scan, freshcalm to update etc. have a look at the docs, they are very good. Its not that hard, honest!
Did clamscan in terminal got this!

dad@linux:~> clamscan
/home/dad/.dmrc: OK
/home/dad/.exrc: OK
/home/dad/.bashrc: OK
/home/dad/.kermrc: OK
/home/dad/.muttrc: OK
/home/dad/.ICEauthority: OK
/home/dad/.urlview: OK
/home/dad/.viminfo: OK
/home/dad/.bash_history: OK
/home/dad/.DCOPserver_linux__0: OK
/home/dad/.DCOPserver_linux__1: OK
/home/dad/.Xauthority: OK
/home/dad/.xinitrc.template: OK
/home/dad/.mime.types: OK
/home/dad/.profile: OK
/home/dad/.sversionrc: OK
/home/dad/.xcoralrc: OK
/home/dad/.emacs: OK
/home/dad/.RealNetworks_RealPlayer_60: OK
/home/dad/.y2log: OK
/home/dad/.xim.template: OK
/home/dad/.xtalkrc: OK
/home/dad/.xsession-errors: OK
/home/dad/.dvipsrc: OK
/home/dad/.mailcap: OK
/home/dad/.fonts.cache-1: OK

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 25253
Scanned directories: 1
Scanned files: 26
Infected files: 0
Data scanned: 0.46 MB
I/O buffer size: 131072 bytes
Time: 0.744 sec (0 m 0 s)

So good sign
all worked fine no viruses detected

did freshcalm and got this message!

bash: freshcalm: command not found

Any ideas?
 
Old 01-27-2005, 04:18 PM   #12
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start clamd first
clamd
then freshclam
 
Old 01-28-2005, 10:28 AM   #13
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Whats this all about?????????????

dad@linux:~> freshclam
ERROR: Please edit the example config file /etc/freshclam.conf.
ERROR: Please edit the example config file /etc/clamd.conf.
ERROR: Can't parse the config file /etc/clamd.conf
dad@linux:~>
 
Old 01-28-2005, 10:31 AM   #14
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It means you must edit those configuration files for your system.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 11:16 AM   #15
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Quote:
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It means you must edit those configuration files for your system.
Don't mean that. I know what it's telling me to config the files, but how do I find the config files my home dir is dad@linux but when I cd .. or cd root / cd usr it says No such file or directory also when I run clamd it says

bash: clamd: command not found

So how do I do the editing?

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