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Old 02-08-2010, 12:38 AM   #1
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how to install avg on rhel redhat


dear gurus, hello salam wr wb

can someone advise the free avg for linux how to install and configure it. where and what circumstances it is usefull to install it.

if the machine goes to internet, or if we use email,proxy server. how about oracle database.

mostly people say no need of antivirus in linux world. but threats are always their like rootkits etc

another qustion is clamav is better or avg is better, there are 2 flavors i found freely available for linux world

correct me if i am mistaken anywhere

i would like share the ideas

best regards
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:54 AM   #2
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You generally need anti-virus apps if you share files with winblows users. AVG will not protect you against rootkits. For that you should consider using something like rkhunter or chkrootkit. If I had to choose between AVG and Clamav, it would be Clamav.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 03:17 AM   #3
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Also if you use your linux machine as a web server or pop or imap server or email server in general, you should choose anti virus. Else if it just another workstation, you can easily do without it. Also it will depend how often you use root logins. If you use a normal user logins and use su or sudo for administrative work, then you can be safer. You should not in general need these applications.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 03:24 AM   #4
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as above BUT USE ClamAV

clam has found things on my Windows drive that Norton missed .

As for rootkits "rkhunter" and "chrootkit" have never found anything in the last 5 years ,on my computer. However i run SELinux on both OS's i have installed ,and fedora that i had installed.

clam also can be used in a mail server and plugs in very nicely to Apache server .
 
Old 02-08-2010, 04:41 AM   #5
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dear gurus thanks for precious opntion

can someone comment the best proxy server to used there is apache and squid, squid i understand proxy cache server. but apache some says webserver and some say it can work as proxy also, which i dont understand.

also advise which is best to learn start practicing proxy on linux world. is there any GUI interface of squid and clamav in linux advise please

thanks
 
Old 02-08-2010, 05:29 AM   #6
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There is a gui for ClamAV. Application and screenshot here: http://linux.softpedia.com/progScree...shot-2687.html
 
Old 02-09-2010, 01:33 AM   #7
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dear sir many thanks this look someone has taken source and make gui

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Old 02-09-2010, 01:34 AM   #8
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1 small thing do i need to isntall clam av seperately and this GUI interface clamTK seperately or just clamTK installed and enough. advise plz
 
Old 02-09-2010, 02:50 AM   #9
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I do not know much about Clam. I have not used it on my Ubuntu yet. But as far as your proxy needs are concerned, you can use squid. Its nice and free and it works. Apache can be used as proxy but it is a web server and allow it to do what it is created for.
 
  


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