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Old 04-20-2008, 04:23 AM   #1
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I am curious , which anti virus do you guys use?

1. I am talking about a Windows antivirus, not a linux antivirus, but one that will run on slackware 12.

2. I need it because my USB drives keep getting some virus or the other. while I couldn't care less when I am on slackware, It looks bad that whenever I go to someone with my usb drive , up pops a warning. it is a pita for him as well as me.

Old 04-20-2008, 05:09 AM   #2
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I use avast4workstation it runs under Suse,Fedora 8, Mandriva 2008 It scans linux and windows at the same time
But there is also a windows version is it the best choice I do not know
It is freeware but you have to register to get you,re license key

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Old 04-20-2008, 06:46 AM   #3
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AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.5 for Linux

AVG AntiVirus is available for Linux as well. They have a free download option, pre-packaged for a few main distributions.

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Old 04-20-2008, 08:06 AM   #4
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I use antivir and avast. I've had a very very bad experience with AVG in the past, it was completly useless. AVG gave me lots of issues around 2001, detecting virus after my computer was infected... so I don't recommand AVG at all.
Old 04-20-2008, 03:10 PM   #5
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does the linux anti vir detect windows viruses ?
Old 04-20-2008, 03:13 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by duryodhan View Post
does the linux anti vir detect windows viruses ?
Yes, there are only a handful of linux viruses so it's to detect windows viruses being passed from box to box usually.
Old 04-20-2008, 05:44 PM   #7
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Hey. I've had some experience with linux Antivir. It's nice once it's set up, but it's kind of a pain because you have to get this kernel module named dazuko working with it. It took me a couple of days to get it all figured out and configured (I'm no linux guru either). I tested it by trying to download an infected file, and it put it in my contaminated folder. Seems to work well, and very fast.
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there is a bit defender out for free for Linux, it is under the enterprise and on the right there is a link for a free license for personal use. That is what i use and it works great.
Old 04-22-2008, 01:56 AM   #9
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Anybody ever give ClamAV a try? That's what I use. Talk about being a pain, trying to get a Frontend working for ClamAV was a pain. I finally decided to use ClamTk -- it uses PerlTk and a lot of other modules. Funny thing, I normally just use the command line and the standard ClamAV. As root I do this:

"# clamscan -ir --bell /directory/to/scan"

This start the scan so it goes into all the directories down to the end (aka recursive scan), and only notifies me with a bell and an on screen notice of any viruses. To update the ClamAV virus database as root:

"# freshclam"


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