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gn669 12-07-2012 12:58 PM

Antispyware for Linux (protect other OS)
 
I wonder if there is an antispyware program for Linux besides Avast.I' m not concerned that must about my Linux setup, the reason I want to have one is to check possibly infected windows systems through Linux.

Midhato 12-07-2012 01:12 PM

avira and clamav

gn669 12-07-2012 02:45 PM

Thanks. I thought Clamav was only an antivirus program.I 'll check it out.Although I had in mind something more "Spybot like", something only for malware and spyware cause I use Comodo as an antivirus.

frankbell 12-07-2012 09:56 PM

I am as paranoid as they come. I use an antivirus on any machine that I connect to the internet, even if it is a purely Linux machine.

Spyware is not really an issue on Linux. You will not find any Linux equivalents to Spybot S&D or Adaware or MalwareBytes for Linux. They don't exist because there is no need.

TommyC7 12-09-2012 05:23 PM

ClamAV, as far as I know is anti-virus only, no? If it isn't, I guess that's one Spyware solution. Although most harmful spyware seems to attach itself to the Windows registry, which Linux does not have (but GConf is close, and so is xfconf).


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