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Old 04-18-2007, 08:08 AM   #1
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Antivirus: Desktop protection for Linux


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Antivirus: Desktop protection for Linux

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This is one of the most important guides on LinuxQuestions.org, but also one of the most useless. It describes how to install comprehensive virus scanning software for desktop Linux users.

It's a useless guide because we all know that there are no Linux viruses "in the wild", which is to say, actively infecting computers. But that's not to say the situation will stay that way. With the unexpectedly poor showing of the latest version of Windows, more and more people are turning to Linux. Virus authors are sure to follow.

The guide below looks at installing the open source ClamTK software, and is extracted from Chapter 9 of Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Second Edition (published April 2007). The entire chapter looks at security, including common-sense Linux security measures and also configuring a bullet-proof firewall.

http://www.apress.com/ApressCorporat.../10259/bcm.gif

The guide is written for Ubuntu Edgy Eft (6.10), but with minor adapting should be good for all other versions, including the up-coming Feisty Fawn (7.04).
 
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:53 AM   #2
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Wink Antivirus: www.clamav.net

The article on anitivirus for Linux was well written. I appreciate the problems listed and the codes necessary to install clamav.

I went ahead and printed out the article and maybe late I will install clamav.

Thanks for the time and effort in creating this tutorial.

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Old 12-12-2018, 09:44 AM   #3
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The article on anitivirus for Linux was well written. I appreciate the problems listed and the codes necessary to install clamav.

I went ahead and printed out the article and maybe late I will install clamav.

Thanks for the time and effort in creating this tutorial.

greencedar
That article, and this thread, is over 11 years old.

Some of it may still be relevant, but I would strongly advise you to find more up-to-date info on scanning for viruses and other malware in Linux.
 
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:41 PM   #4
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Thank you for your reminder.

I noticed that the article was over 11 years old. But, it was the only article on antivirus and Linux. This is one of the reasons why I only printed the article out.I am trying to learn as much as I can on many subjects concerning how to better my working knowledge on Linux so I am reading those reviews, articles, commands, and tutorials to help me.

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