LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-06-2007, 01:28 AM   #1
Atwin
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: FreeBSD 8.0 & Fedora 12
Posts: 50

Rep: Reputation: 15
antivirus


What is the best antivirus and firewall I can get for a Linux System?
 
Old 03-06-2007, 01:44 AM   #2
Junior Hacker
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: North America
Distribution: Debian testing Mandriva Ubuntu
Posts: 2,687

Rep: Reputation: 61
Usually the best firewall is the one your distribution comes with. Clamav is probably the most common Linux Anti-virus which I believe looks primarely for Windows viruses and takes action against them as Linux is not exactly a target for viruses.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 01:46 AM   #3
Hendronicus
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Oldsmar, Fl. USA
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu
Posts: 176

Rep: Reputation: 50
Well, in most distros the kernel firewall is enabled by default, but if you want to easily tweak it there's a program called Firestarter. As for antivirus software, ClamAV works nice. One thing though, if you're just using Linux you probably don't need it. I use it from Linux to scan my Windows partition. AFAIK there's only 14 Linux viruses and 8 of them are only "proof-of-concept" meaning they don't really exist. Compare that with thousands of quite real Windows viruses out there. Most Linux users just don't worry about it much.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 09:59 AM   #4
anindyanuri
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: India
Distribution: Kubuntu Gutsy
Posts: 450

Rep: Reputation: 30
iptables, is the backbone of a linux firewall system. If you have spare time in your hand I'll advice you to googling with iptables. If a careful study makes you a champ in making iptables rules, you need not depend upon any third party firewalls.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 10:13 AM   #5
evildarknight
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Paradise Mauritius
Distribution: Debian lenny, Jlime,Delilinux
Posts: 57

Rep: Reputation: 15
no real need for an antivirus on linux you can live without it

here a howto on firewall to get your story straight

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Firewall-HOWTO.html
 
Old 11-13-2007, 03:44 AM   #6
ayie
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
if i run email server and my staff read email using outlook (windows), how to make the email clean before my staff download it to their computer ...

what is the best antivirus ??
 
Old 11-13-2007, 06:36 AM   #7
_phenix_
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
If you want an antivirus- and antispam-software for mail-scanning use amavis and clamav as backend. they're not too hard to configure and work just well (in my opinion).

of course you could also use a commercial antivirus scanner...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Antivirus survey: Do you run an antivirus program on linux? atom Linux - General 29 09-03-2009 04:22 PM
AntiVirus for X ? Daejavu Linux - Software 2 07-27-2005 04:09 PM
Antivirus for Lunix similar Norton Antivirus for Windows Chivozertsev Linux - Software 1 03-31-2005 08:56 AM
Antivirus eqxro Linux - Software 4 10-04-2004 06:40 PM
need for antivirus egarnel Linux - Security 1 07-15-2003 05:38 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration