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Old 10-20-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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linux anti virus program?

Hey guys, prolly not a Slack specific question, but that what I run so what the hey. Heres my situation. My systems are all slack machines. I have a friends system here that had some pretty nasty viruses (Windows XP) They had a ton of info to save so I just transferred their info to a folder on my slack machine. Is there an AV program I can install on my Slackware machine to scan the windows files?

Any info appreciated.
Old 10-20-2007, 11:38 PM   #2
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tried clamav?
Old 10-21-2007, 12:20 AM   #3
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another is avg, found at
there are other app's available there...

but the one you want is for anti-virus @
just read the documentation for installing and then its easy from there...

clam is good, and there is also avast @

good luck and hope all goes well...

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Old 10-21-2007, 12:29 AM   #4
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I second Avast just registration required, I just like it.

Old 10-21-2007, 07:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the recommendations, however I cannot get any of them to install on my machine for some reason. I did however find and install F-Prot, which is a command line scanner. Now my questions is, how do you access a Samba share via command line? I tried to do "cd smb://dietz/C" and it didn't work.

Thanks, Paul

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Old 10-21-2007, 08:41 AM   #6
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try it with ip instead of dns name
Old 10-21-2007, 09:34 AM   #7
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Not a master of Samba (actually I use it _very_ rarely), but I recall there's 'smbmount' so could you mount the Samba share the usual Unix way so it appeared to sit in a directory in your filesystem (like CD-ROMs do, when you mount them)?
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I use antivir personal edition for unix. It is free, command line, has regular updates but i dont have try it to scan windows files in a windows fs.
Old 10-21-2007, 02:34 PM   #9
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I have f-prot installed on my dual boot XP/slack 12 system, and use it to scan windows, by using <fpscan / >

That checks everything on my system
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sorry, forgot to mention that you (obvously) need to pass the options to disinfect/delete things that may be found


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