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Old 05-06-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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using the same program with two operation systems


I have two operation systems in my laptop, and the Q is how can i use the anti virus program which is in the windows to use it in Linux.....thunk you guys and have a nice day
 
Old 05-06-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
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The short answer is "you can't".

The structure of a Windows executable file is quite different from that of a Linux file. The two systems can share data files quite easily (with a bit of care) but not executables other by running them in a virtual box which basically pretends it's the other system and hides what it's doing from the rest of the machine.

The risk of virus attack in Linux is nothing like as high as it is in Windows. There are lots of reasons for this happy situation but the main one is that without "root" access in Linux the only damage a virus can do is to one user's data files and with a sensible backup routine even they can be protected from serious harm.

I'm sure some of the other forum members can go into this subject in much greater technical detail if you are interested.

John
 
Old 05-06-2008, 03:31 PM   #3
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if you are wanting to scan your windows applications and files for viruses from your Linux partition then you can use F-prot and mount your NTFS/FAT32 partitions.

if you are looking to scan your linux system for viruses separate from windows, then you can still use F-prot.

if you are wanting to use your Windows virus scanner to scan your Linux partition you CAN NOT.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 03:35 PM   #4
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Thnx

Hello again,

thnx for your replay, and is it OK to install the anti virus again on the machine but in Linux?

another Q, i have games on the other operation system, can i use them in Linux in some way

Plz excuse my Q's cuz I'm new to Linux.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 05:52 PM   #5
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I think what you're looking for might be WINE http://www.winehq.com although I wouldn't suggest this. Use Linux apps in Linux, and Windows apps in Windows. If there's some program you really enjoy using in Windows, look for an equivalent for Linux, or see if the developer makes a port for Linux. As for your games...I would suggest sticking to playing them in Windows. The performance from wine, cedega, etc. will not be up to par. Nor is there any guarantee it'll even work as it should.

I personally have this exact same delima. I play Crysis and various others games (made for Windows). The only solution is to do what you're doing now (dual boot).

Edit:

You don't need anti virus program in Linux. If you really truly want/need one, use ClamAV.

Last edited by viron; 05-06-2008 at 06:45 PM.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 06:33 PM   #6
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hey,

John-in-France is right! it's impossibile. wine is of no help here since you might be able to run antivir but it can't protect your linux installation. in my opinion you don't need an antivir with linux bt they made a linux version as well...as far as i know. so go for it.

for the games. if you have windows with games installed on it. play 'em under windows. don't bother with linux. although wine might help...#

vadkutya
 
Old 05-07-2008, 02:24 AM   #7
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convenced

thnx guys so much and I'm really grateful
 
Old 05-08-2008, 05:06 PM   #8
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Quote:
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Hello again,

thnx for your replay, and is it OK to install the anti virus again on the machine but in Linux?

another Q, i have games on the other operation system, can i use them in Linux in some way

Plz excuse my Q's cuz I'm new to Linux.
you can run a different anti-virus software running in Linux. F-Prot and ClamAV have both been mentioned. i prefer f-prot over clamAV for scanning systems as clamAV is more suited for scanning e-mail servers and the like, from what i haved used and seen in the past.

for the most part the ONLY reason i run f-prot on my laptop is so i can take it with me to clean up customers networks without the risk of infecting my personal computer.


as for games, it has been clearly stated. windows games run best in windows. some FPS games (like Doom) will run native in Linux and run better under linux then windows on the exact same computer.

dual booting is a great option for running special applications like games and what not.

i run linux 99% of the time. the ONLY thing i run in Windows is Adobe Premier 6.5 (dont like pro2) for video editing. after i edit them i burn them out to a data DVD with nero and then come to my office were i have a MAC and do my flash encoding there.

i play WoW via Cedega (transgaming.org) and its performance is 1/3 that of windows, but i just hate to reboot just to play 1 game that i can run under linux even with degrigation in performance. the performance is still plenty good as i have a rather powerful computer for that game.
 
  


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