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Jojo Yee 27. Nov 2009 03:42 AM

Clam AntiVirus
I've installed Clam AntiVirus (clamtk, version 4.15) on Ubuntu. It has Scan and Quarantine functions. How is your experience in using this scanner?

Jojo Yee 27. Nov 2009 06:25 AM

Interesting article to read Reviewed: AVG Anti-virus 8.5 for Linux.

... it says The alternatives:


Testing a scanner for effectiveness is no easy task, and there's no definitive benchmarks to compare the results with. AVG, like BitDefender, catalogues a lot more virus, trojans and other infections than open source alternatives like such as ClamAV. That said, tests conducted by open source network gateway vendor Untangle show that ClamAV performs second only to Kaspersky, ahead of F-Prot, Sophos and Symantec.

wdhpr 28. Nov 2009 07:27 PM

I was able to install the 64 bit version of Bitdefender. But first I had to uninstall Clam/Klam. After installing Bitdefender I then reinstalled Clam/Klam. Bit defender will run in the background and it also has a drop box that you can drop individual files into for scanning (nice feature IMO) bk7312 also posted some interesting articles concerning linux security:
One of the articles describes unique security issue's associated with the use of Wine the emulating software and not the beverage :p


bk_7312 29. Nov 2009 04:16 AM

I haven't installed any anti-virus for my Linux since I don't really think there's a need for it yet, and I'm still convinced that I will survive without one.

BTW, anyone tried Avast for Linux?

See here:

wdhpr 29. Nov 2009 04:37 AM


BTW, anyone tried Avast for Linux?
I tried it. Wont work with my 64 bit distro :(

By the way virus's do not concern me like they do with windows. However other then safe and sane browsing practices I believe there is enough information out there that demands a bit of caution.


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