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Old 07-19-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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Antivirus for Ubuntu???


Hi this may be a stupid question but is there an anti-virus program for ubuntu? Also i take it the same viruses that affect windows systems still affect linux? (it may be a silly question)
 
Old 07-19-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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take a look at clamav
windows virusses will not affect linux

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Old 07-19-2009, 02:02 PM   #3
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A virus made specifically for Windows would not affect Linux, but the antivirus software I've seen for Linux usually has massive amounts of virus definitions for Windows, so when you scan it scans for Linux and Windows viruses - including clamav. If you're looking for non-free, Avast makes linux antivirus, I believe Avira does also - but I may be mistaken. There are a quite a few, really.
Also chkrootkit, to look for signs of a rootkit.
http://www.chkrootkit.org/

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Old 07-19-2009, 02:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. Do norton do anything for Linux as I have it installed on the windows partition and that is paid for???
 
Old 07-19-2009, 02:14 PM   #5
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Windows programs don't run on linux, so it stands to reason that windows viruses don't run on linux. Right?
 
Old 07-19-2009, 02:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help. Do norton do anything for Linux as I have it installed on the windows partition and that is paid for???
No,
AFAIK panda and sophos have a linux version,
A good start would be
http://www.linux.org/apps/all/System/Anti-Virus.html
 
Old 08-02-2009, 02:38 PM   #7
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I've read that Norton does make Linux anti-virus, but it's business or something. Servers only.

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