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Old 12-23-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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Antivirus Software Help Me Please!!!


hi

im looking for a free peice of linux antivirus software preffereably with a graphical interface. I need it because i need to scan a windows harddrive i have to remove the virus on it !!( No Surprise there )

Hope this is possibly and i dont have to install windows !!

Thanks!!
 
Old 12-23-2004, 05:17 PM   #2
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You might want to try fprot as the antivirus and then qtfprot for the gui. Just do a search at:
www.freshmeat.net , they're both there.

 
Old 12-23-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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I use AntiVir and the GUI TkAntiVir.
if you get an error about "wish" when installing TKAntiVir...install this first.

Cheers, Boby!

Last edited by Boby; 12-23-2004 at 05:37 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 08:28 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Boby
I use AntiVir and the GUI TkAntiVir.
[i]if you get an error about "wish" when installing TKAntiVir...install
Do you mean that TKAntiVir is just a GUI plugin for AntiVir and I have to install AntiVir first? Can you list what I have to have installed if anything to run TKAntiVir, because I tried McAfee and the I thought it was too hard to use. Thank you for any help!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
 
Old 12-23-2004, 08:30 PM   #5
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also if you use fprot, there is the gui qt_fprot or something like that.

whoops. already mentioned above.


Last edited by ben_build#2.1.0; 12-23-2004 at 08:31 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 08:32 PM   #6
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If you use qt_fprot, you still have to install fprot right?
 
Old 12-24-2004, 03:30 AM   #7
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hi

thanks guys ill check them all out


thanks for your help

Have a happy christmas and a great new year !!
 
Old 12-24-2004, 04:54 AM   #8
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Thinking back, at time of using f-prot antivirus in Windoze it was the best AV for M$.
It is, probably, still the best for linux as well
http://www.f-prot.com
 
Old 12-27-2004, 11:10 AM   #9
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Originally posted by dsschanze
Do you mean that TKAntiVir is just a GUI plugin for AntiVir and I have to install AntiVir first? Can you list what I have to have installed if anything to run TKAntiVir, because I tried McAfee and the I thought it was too hard to use. Thank you for any help!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hello dsschanze!

To run AntiVir you have to install it from the link above. Then you can scan your box for viruses from terminal. If this is not an option for you, TKAntiVir is a solution, it's just a GUI for AntiVir, you will have a nice window and click a "scan" button. Like antivirus software used under Windows.

To run TKAntivir you have to install first the antivirus software from here. Then you have to install maybe this one, and at least the GUI TKAntiVir from here.

If you want to try it out...it's very easy to install, you will see.

Boby
 
Old 12-27-2004, 08:04 PM   #10
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Thank you for explaining it Boby.

-Derek

 
  


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