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Old 03-30-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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F-prot antivirus


hello could someone tell me how to install the F-prot anti virus software for my SUSE linux 9.1 workstation. I have tried downloading the rpm and then installing it via YAST. it installs it but I dont see any icons or anything in my application bar. could someone tell me step by step how to do this?
 
Old 03-30-2005, 07:14 PM   #2
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:52 PM   #3
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Question f-prot

I finally got f-prot to work on my computer. when I run the command: f-prot /
on the shell script the program starts scanning my files but all of them say the following: (in use by another application)

here is a sample of a shell script:


jose@rn103188:~> f-prot /
Virus scanning report - 31 March 2005 @ 9:25

F-PROT ANTIVIRUS
Program version: 4.5.4
Engine version: 3.16.6

VIRUS SIGNATURE FILES
SIGN.DEF created 30 March 2005
SIGN2.DEF created 30 March 2005
MACRO.DEF created 30 March 2005

Search: /
Action: Report only
Files: "Dumb" scan of all files
Switches: -ARCHIVE -PACKED -SERVER

/etc/X11/.qtrc.lock Not scanned (in use by another application)
/etc/X11/.qt_plugins_3.3rc.lock Not scanned (in use by another application)
/etc/X11/.kstylerc.lock Not scanned (in use by another application)
/etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/kdmrc Not scanned (in use by another application)
/etc/ppp/options.pptp Not scanned (in use by another application)
/etc/ppp/ioptions Not scanned (in use by another application)
/etc/ppp/peers/isdn/avm Not scanned (in use by another application)
/etc/ppp/peers/isdn/arcor Not scanned (in use by another application)
/etc/ppp/peers/isdn/otelo Not scanned (in use by another application)
/etc/ppp/peers/isdn/avm-ml Not scanned (in use by another application)
/etc/ppp/peers/isdn/leased Not scanned (in use by another application)
/etc/ppp/peers/isdn/talkline Not scanned (in use by another application)
/etc/ppp/peers/capi-isdn Not scanned (in use by another application)

could you tell me why it says this? Can I be working on something else ( ex. using the internet) while running f-prot ?
 
Old 04-01-2005, 05:28 PM   #4
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Dude,

There are NO viruses of any consequence for linux. There have been a few viruses released over the years, but none of them do anything unless you are running as root full time. The only reason programs like clam AV and f-prot exist is not to scan a linux box for viruses that would effect it, but to scan for viruses that would effect windows clients behind it. If your file server runs linux, and all the client computers are windows, it makes sense that the machine holding things should be certain that none of them can be harmful to the clients. Running AV on your linux box that isn't a server is an exercise in futility.

If you still insist on running this program, your errors are most likely caused because those files are in use. For the scan to go through you may have to leave the box alone. I have never used the program myself, so that is just a shot in the dark.

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