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Old 11-01-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Question AntiVir Alerts in KDE

I just installed the latest AntiVir software from . I have the avguard and it's updater in my init.d thingy. So it's daemon is checking files in real time and it's set to auto update.

My question is, how do I get it to alert me with a GUI style window in KDE like most AntiVirus software does in Windows?

I know the software is all konsole based, I was just wonder if there where other software that I could use to do that.

When I installed it and I was going through the settings it mentioned some thing about syslog and that it uses that for alerts.

I'm pretty new to Linux and don't know jack about this syslog thing. All I want is a antivirus program running in the back ground scanning files in real time and alerting me with pop up windows when they detect something. Just as if I'm using Windows.

If you can show me how to do that I'd be gratefull.

I don't really need an antivirus for Linux but I use a lot of P2P networks and people download from me as well. Most of those people are Windows users. The main reason for having it is out of common curtesy so Windows users don't download viruses from files I might have downloaded.

I have friends who use my computer and a brother who downloads porn off of P2P networks and yet some how my Norton quarantine was filled with viruses on my windows box.

I don't feel like sitting there scanning for viruses manually all the time. What can I say I'm fu**ing lazy like that.

My motto is why do something the computer can do for me, because I have better things to do than hunt down every virus in my /home folder because my brother is addicted to porn.

Any ways the original question still stands. How do I get AntiVir to alert me with GUI style alerts on KDE?

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Old 11-01-2004, 04:14 PM   #2
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The simplest way would be to write a shell script. xmessage/gdialog/kdialog will provide the gui. It would probably continually grep the /var/log/syslog file for any warnings and show a message if there is one.
Old 11-01-2004, 04:40 PM   #3
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Here's an interesting surgestion...
SNORT. snort has a ruleset that allows it to scan for virii on the wire, rather than wait for a virus to be downloaded and saved, catch the thing on the network.
use one of the SNort addons that lets you then block the IP that the virii was comming from.

im not sure how well snort detects virii, but it may be interwesting to look into ?


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