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Old 12-16-2010, 10:06 AM   #1
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Smile Full internet security software for ubuntu?


Hello!
Do you know guys are there any good reliable Internet security or Anti virus software for ubuntu OS?
Don't tell me linux is virus free os............!
I have dual boot PC so i want some security suite for that?

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Old 12-16-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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What are you trying you protect linux ore windosz ?
Fore windows use you;re standard windows virus scanners .
Above that you can use clamav in linux to search you're email for windows virus .
If you are so afraid of viruses for linux run the rkhunter or chkrootkit
But you do know window virusses has no effect on linux
 
Old 12-16-2010, 02:07 PM   #3
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But you do know window virusses has no effect on linux
If you ment Windows targeted virusses.. then yes.
But there are some (although they can be counted on one hand) virusses active in de Linux world.
They don't do much harm to the install, or anything for that matter... but still...it has some effects

and @Udagama:
could you please be a little more specific about what you exactly need/want? Dualbooting means two distinct OS's running seperately from eachother, thus no influence on the not running OS.
I guess you need some way to protect your userdata within both OS'es, as a shared partition?

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Old 12-16-2010, 02:57 PM   #4
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I have 3 questions for you .
How many viruses are there in the wild for windows ?
And how many viruses are there in the wild for Linux ?
And what is the difference in the way the OS are build ?

As I a information as use linux for 10 years never use any virus scanner fore linux and never get one .
And OS X for 6 years now and again no virus protecten .
My advice try windows for 10 year without protection and see what happens
 
Old 12-16-2010, 03:12 PM   #5
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what i was pointing out.. is that you made a statement, as if it where a fact. But this fact of yours is not true. Since there ARE virusses for Unix/Linux arround. I also mentioned that those virusses don't do damage to the installation itself (yet).
sidenote: rootkits are not the same as virusses (definition wise).. meaning a rootkit detector etc.. won't be useful against virusses, just as a virusscanner won't be much use against rootkits.

Personal experience can (and thus shall) differ person to person, usage to usage, knowledge to knowlegde.. in other words each user has it's own usage/needs/knowlegde of his/her system and applications. And since i cannot judge about his/her situation in that perspective, we need to be honest/clear as possible about security information/advise.

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Old 12-16-2010, 03:16 PM   #6
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As I a information as use linux for 10 years never use any virus scanner fore linux and never get one .
And OS X for 6 years now and again no virus protecten .
There is a flaw in your logic. How can you know that there is no virus on your computer, if you don't use a scanner?
 
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Hello!
Do you know guys are there any good reliable Internet security or Anti virus software for ubuntu OS?
Don't tell me linux is virus free os............!
I have dual boot PC so i want some security suite for that?
There's plenty of Internet security software available for GNU/Linux, but one thing I've noticed is the lack of a well-integrated "security suite" type of application that brings it all under one roof. So, if that's what you're seeking, I'm afraid you're pretty much out of luck AFAIK. As for virus scanners, last time I looked into this there were actually quite a few, and they should be easy for you to find with any search engine. Some examples: ClamAV, avast!, Kaspersky, AVG, Avira, and F-PROT. Keep in mind I only did a quick google in the context of desktop protection to find these.

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Old 12-16-2010, 05:59 PM   #8
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There is a flaw in your logic. How can you know that there is no virus on your computer, if you don't use a scanner?
Hmmm ... and you accuse others of flawed logic.
Has helped a lot of people make a lot money out of scaring (other) people though.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 06:07 PM   #9
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Hmmm ... and you accuse others of flawed logic.
Has helped a lot of people make a lot money out of scaring (other) people though.
Using clamav costs you nothing. And it is not my intention to scary anyone. I just don't see the point in his statement. How do you actually know without scanning your system?
 
Old 12-16-2010, 07:41 PM   #10
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How do you actually know without scanning your system?
In my case, I know because of the file integrity checking my HIDS performs. I do use ClamAV, but only for scanning documents and stuff like that. It's mainly to save face when sharing files with Windows users, though, as any document I consider to be risky will only be handled by me in an isolated environment (VM+MAC) regardless.
 
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In my case, I know because of the file integrity checking my HIDS performs. I do use ClamAV, but only for scanning documents and stuff like that. It's mainly to save face when sharing files with Windows users, though, as any document I consider to be risky will only be handled by me in an isolated environment (VM+MAC) regardless.
OK, didn't think about the possibility, I think I have to go more into that.
Thanks for your explanation.
 
Old 12-17-2010, 04:16 AM   #12
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Hmmm ... and you accuse others of flawed logic.
Has helped a lot of people make a lot money out of scaring (other) people though.
What did a virus do ?
 
  


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