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Old 08-05-2009, 01:38 AM   #1
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any open source Linux distribution which has built in anti virus package


Dear All,

I want know that, Is there any open source Linux distribution available, which has built in anti-virus package installed, like kaspersky, mcfee or trend micro, so that I can able to scan my windows XP based machines which are on the network, and can be scan and clean remotely through this type of Linux distribution installed machine.

I have search on a internet that some Live rescue Linux cd's are available, which can scan and clean the virus of windows machines. like F-secure Live cd, or knoppex Linux based Bit defender live cds that can be most effective to resolve this issue, But is there any distribution available like these live Linux distribution cd's, that can be installed in dedicated system to scan/clean the remote windows machines.

or is live cd can be installed on hard drive??

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Akram
 
Old 08-05-2009, 01:49 AM   #2
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You can install a virus scanner on any linux system.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 03:21 AM   #3
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I'm not sure what you mean by "built in". You can get clamav on just about any distro. I also don't know why you must install Linux from a live CD. You can do that but that limits your selection of which distro you get.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:50 AM   #4
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Dear jdkaye,

I want to do this because of windows machine which are infected to the viruses, can be scanned through a Linux machine, which will equipped with open source anti virus and can be able to update online and also effective for FAT32, NTFS type of partitions of windows.

Because as you know that Linux itself as desktop machine has no any viruses issues, also its firewall is great for protection to undesired traffic, so I want that A machine based on Linux having a good anti virus is available on it, can be used for scanning my windows machines which are in a network, and I can map the Hard drives of my windows machine through a network and remotely scanned that partitions through Linux machines.


Regards,

Akram.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 04:15 AM   #5
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Hi Akram,
Please read my post again, carefully. I know why you want to install an antivirus. You made that quite clear. I don't know what "build-in" means: that was one question. My 2nd question was why you wanted to install linux only from a live cd. You haven't answered those questions but try reading what I wrote again.
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:54 AM   #6
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Dear jdkaye

Oh, sorry my it is my mistake,

I mean as built in means that when I installed a linux distribution, it is installed automatically, like a Open office package, or like a Firefox web browser has installed, when some body install the OS, or

I will manually install it, like I install wine package in my machine. ok

2nd questions answer,

I mean that if this type of linux distribution is not available, as I mentioned earlier, so can be possible that I can install through a Live cd, which is available. Like "F-secure Live cd" .

also again thanks to your interaction's, my friend,

thanks.

Regards,

Akram
 
Old 08-05-2009, 05:13 AM   #7
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Ok, I don't really think about linux as having built in anything. At the time of installation you get a big choice of what you want. If you want something more exotic then you can usually install it by typing one line in your terminal and it's installed. Poof, like magic. Who cares if it is installed initially or 10 seconds after your installation has completed. For example to install the clam antivirus package on a debian system you would type
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sudo aptitude install clamav
and it's installed. No too hard, eh? So you can see it's not important when it's installed but rather how it's installed and the answer to how it's installed is "easily".
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