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Old 07-26-2002, 07:46 AM   #1
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Good Virus Scanner for Linux

Does Linux have many viruses in circulation? I know mac's dont have much. My question is what is a good anti-viral solution, free and comercial versions?
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Vexira - Commercial

Clam - GPL

The one I'd pick would be the GPL one.

Yes it has viruses, but no not many. Viruses seem to be based on popularity of the OS "How many people can you hit with a small punch?" type mentality.
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Old 07-26-2002, 01:20 PM   #4
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There are 2 freebies I know of, but I'm going to tell you my least favorite one.

AntiVir for Linux Workstation
Old 07-26-2002, 02:43 PM   #5
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F-Risk's engine is great, and supports Linux well.

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worth mentioning that "no not many" is somethign of an understatement, generally can count the number of virii on one foot...
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... and there's RAV. McAfee got a *NIX cli scanner as well. Both are commercial tho. Mac's got more viruses that linux. As I said in previous AV threads, it's not so much Linux viruses (Silvio made, uh 5?) you'll be worried but it's nice to scan your packages for Other Stuff like LRK's, worms, autorooters, etc etc.
Btw, I tested the CLAM package about a month ago on some AV stash, and it wasn't up to par with some commercial ones (AVP, RAV, Mcafee).

Here's to show some from what RAV tells me:
..[ ].tgz->(GZIP)->tk/find Infected_with:_Worm/Linux.Lion_(exact)
..[ ].tgz->(GZIP)->tk/ifconfig Infected_with:_Worm/Linux.Lion_(exact)
..[ ].tgz->(GZIP)->tk/pg Infected_with:_Worm/Linux.Lion_(exact)
..[ ].tgz->(GZIP)->tk/ssh.tgz->(GZIP)->.t0rn/ Infected_with:_Trojan/Linux.Rootkit.T0rn_(exact)
..[ ].tgz->(GZIP)->tk/ssh.tgz->(GZIP)->.t0rn/shrs Infected_with:_Trojan/Linux.Rootkit.T0rn_(exact)
.->(GZIP)->w0rm/ADMw0rm Infected_with:_SH/Admworm.A*
.->(GZIP)->w0rm/testvuln.c Infected_with:_Worm/Linux.Admworm*
.->(GZIP)->w0rm/startup Infected_with:_SH/Admworm.A*
trojans/>GMCreator_v0.4/GMCreator.vbs Infected_with:_VBS/GMW.D*
trojans/>GMCreator_v0.4/ONZ.EXE Infected_with:_Trojan/Backdoor.AB_(exact)
trojans/>wCRAT_Release_Pack_1.2b/wCServer.exe Infected_with:_Trojan/Win32.WCRAT.12B.DISARMED-> Infected_with:_Worm/Solaris.Sadmind
ssh.tgz->(GZIP)->.t0rn/shrs Infected_with:_Trojan/Linux.Rootkit.T0rn_(exact)


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