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judoka 07-14-2009 04:55 PM

Linux Anti-Virus Software?
 
I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and was wondering if I can download Anti-Virus program on it. I tried AVD but it is no longer supported. I was also wondering how I can upgrade to a new FireFox. It seems like a complecated process, and whether I should get 1.5 or the new 3.5 edition. Thanks for your input.

win32sux 07-14-2009 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by judoka (Post 3607730)
I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and was wondering if I can download Anti-Virus program on it. I tried AVD but it is no longer supported. I was also wondering how I can upgrade to a new FireFox. It seems like a complecated process, and whether I should get 1.5 or the new 3.5 edition. Thanks for your input.

Yes, Ubuntu includes ClamAV, which you can install with this command:
Code:

sudo apt-get install clamav
If you search in Synaptic, I'm sure you can find a GUI front-end for it if you want one. As for Firefox, Ubuntu 9.04 brings the latest 3.0.x version by default. BTW, I'll probably be moving this to Ubuntu unless it becomes clear it's a security issue.

viGeek 07-14-2009 08:53 PM

IMO, virus's are really not a concern on Linux, ClamAV is great but it's more intended for Linux mail servers and does a decent job at scanning mail/attachments etc...

Your biggest concern would probably be rootkits, in which case rkhunter would suffice.

judoka 07-14-2009 10:22 PM

Great, thanks for the info. I glad I switched to Linux and don't have to deal with the money hungry monster Microsoft where you gotta pay just to ask a question

judoka 07-14-2009 10:45 PM

I installed clamav, but it's not showing up in accessories or preferances or anywhere-else for that matter. Is there a command to launch it?

repo 07-15-2009 12:24 AM

in a terminal type
Code:

clamscan --help
If you want a GUI, instal clamtk

judoka 07-15-2009 02:13 AM

Thx for the info. I read the clamscan --help file, but when I tried to enter a command in the terminal like:~$ sudo --scan-archive

it gave me this output:

sudo: please use single character options
usage: sudo -h | -K | -k | -L | -l | -V | -v
usage: sudo [-bEHPS] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] [VAR=value]
{-i | -s | <command>}
usage: sudo -e [-S] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] file ...

could you tell me what is the proper way to make a command for clamav?

Thank you very much.

win32sux 07-15-2009 02:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by judoka (Post 3608096)
Thx for the info. I read the clamscan --help file, but when I tried to enter a command in the terminal like:~$ sudo --scan-archive

it gave me this output:

sudo: please use single character options
usage: sudo -h | -K | -k | -L | -l | -V | -v
usage: sudo [-bEHPS] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] [VAR=value]
{-i | -s | <command>}
usage: sudo -e [-S] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] file ...

could you tell me what is the proper way to make a command for clamav?

Thank you very much.

I wouldn't recommend using sudo to run ClamAV.

Here's an example of how to scan a directory's contents:
Code:

clamscan -vr /home/judoka/downloads
Here's an example of how to scan a file:
Code:

clamscan -v /home/judoka/downloads/research.pdf
Here's an example of how to scan a really big file:
Code:

clamscan -v --max-scansize=1000M --max-filesize=1000M /home/judoka/downloads/backup.tar.gz

win32sux 07-15-2009 10:17 AM

I've moved the Rootkit Hunter question to here.

Let's try and keep the discussions focused around one issue per thread.


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