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Old 02-16-2004, 11:14 AM   #1
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A simple free antivirus program


Anyone know where I can get a free anti virus program for Linux Mandrake 9.2? I was looking at Dr. Web, but it said in the download section, the downloads were all demo's. Thanks.

Also, is spyware an issue in Linux? Or does it only attack Window users?
 
Old 02-16-2004, 11:59 AM   #2
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Do a search on the forums here for 'virus' or 'antivirus' - it's a fairly common question. Don't know about spyware, but I doubt it's really an issue in Linux.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 12:18 PM   #3
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I don't think LINUX is affected by viruses. So why need antivirus???
 
Old 02-16-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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you can try clamav, http://www.clamav.net, it support integration with samba and qmail
 
Old 02-16-2004, 04:15 PM   #5
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There are virus for Linux, although less that in Windows and probably you won't be infected. But there's nothing wrong in being prepared ;-)

I've downloaded f-prot antivirus for Linux from www.f-prot.com

I don't know if it has a gui interface as I could only run it in the console. But I guess it's easy enough to use, just type:
f-prot "filename"
Where filename is the one you want to scan. And it's free to home users
 
Old 02-16-2004, 04:23 PM   #6
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There are virus for Linux, although less that in Windows and probably you won't be infected. But there's nothing wrong in being prepared ;-)

Well can u mention a few of the LINUX VIRUSES???
Also give the links as to where i can know more about them.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 04:25 PM   #7
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I use fprot on SuSe 9.0 Pro. So far things are good.

Good Luck,
 
Old 02-16-2004, 04:48 PM   #8
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Well can u mention a few of the LINUX VIRUSES???
Also give the links as to where i can know more about them.
Sure, found a few..

http://search.symantec.com/custom/us/query.html

in the search type in linux
 
Old 02-16-2004, 04:54 PM   #9
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for my information - In this context, a virus is something which gets into your computer as a result of you directly or indirectly downloading something, e.g., mail. In the case of windoze, don't the majority/all windoze viri arise from attachments which mime-invoke some program (e.g. Word) - or are an .exe?

Is this something that can occur in a unix mail attachment? For example. what kind of attachment?
 
Old 02-16-2004, 11:27 PM   #10
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a worm is a virus, and a while back, there was a linux-based worm that attacked a hole, I believe in OpenSSL... slapper, something like that.

They exist, don't take it for granted.... <G>
 
Old 02-19-2004, 10:47 AM   #11
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http://www.f-prot.com/virusinfo/desc...s/slapper.html

That's an example... if you want you can research more in www.f-prot.com or in www.sarc.com as well as in other antivirus developers sites.

Hope that helps!
 
Old 02-19-2004, 12:45 PM   #12
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As far as I know, knoppix (www.knoppix.org) comes along with some virus scanning program. Maybe you should give it a try.
Cheers,
Tobi
 
  


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