Antivirus or anti-virus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware

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avgd not yet initialized

I installed AVG for linux through an .sh file and it worked perfectly fine until restart. I try avgupdate or avgscan dir and it throws the error message "Error: Component connection is unavailable. ...
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Clamav not accepting parameters

I'm trying to run clamAV, and I was getting warnings about maxfile size reached.So now, I am trying to increase the limits on the max filesize, and max scan size, but I get errors, about not being ...
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Phone problems wifi [on hold]

I changed my phone recently and I tried watching a film on my new phone my phone went mental by vibrating and a warning sign came up saying iv a virus from visiting adult sites I done a reset on my ...
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Need help please, ClamAV shows 3 infected files /initrd.img: Symbolic link, /initrd.img.old: Symbolic link, /vmlinuz: Symbolic link

Could anyone please help me with the 3 infected files that clamav shows me. I ran clamscan -r / which showed infected files - 3 Next I ran clamscan -v / which showed these files /initrd.img: Symbolic ...
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Norton Products (on Ubuntu/Linux) [duplicate]

Do I need to use an anti-virus software with Ubuntu such as Norton?
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Security of dual boot with W XP [closed]

2 Questions: Concerned about no antivirus for XP. Is my router firewall enough security so I don't get a virus? Or do I need additional protection like virtualbox or dual boot? I don't want to kill ...
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antivirus update through terminal

Trying again in 5 secs... ClamAV update process started at Sat Jul 25 08:21:14 2015 WARNING: Can't query current.cvd.clamav.net WARNING: Invalid DNS reply. Falling back to HTTP mode. WARNING: Can't ...
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Clamav scan finds PUA.HTML.Exploit.CVE_2014_0322

I recently did a scan using Clamav, and these were two of the results: /usr/share/doc/properties-cpp/html/jquery.js: PUA.HTML.Exploit.CVE_2014_0322 FOUND /usr/share/doc/process-cpp/html/jquery.js: ...
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coudn't install Mcafee antivirus software :

I tried to install the Mcafee antivirus software on my Ubuntu system 12.04.1 LTS. But I get this error: Dependency is not satisfiable libicu42
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Is anti-virus software needed for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

We have a lab of 8 computers that are using Ubuntu. Is there any anti-virus software that we need or do we even need to worry about viruses on Ubuntu?
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Problem with Comodo Installation

After installing Comodo, though logged in as adminstrator, tried to run /opt/COMODO/post_setup.sh and it says Please run this script with adminstrative priviledges even though I am logged in as ...
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Antivirus Issues

I have Ubuntu together with Window 8 installed on my laptop. I have installed Kaspersky Antivirus inside. Do I need to install any new antivirus program? Any advice for the more efficient anti virus ...
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partition not recognized drive wont mount

I have a wicked virus on my windows drive that can't be located for some reason. Virus scans always lock up the PC which always ends in a crash. I installed Ubuntu on my external drive to operate the ...
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/var/cache/apt/apt-file/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-backports_Contents-amd64.gz: PUA.File.Exploit.CVE_2012_1461 FOUND

I recently scanned my machine with ClamAV (using the latest virus definitions) with this command: sudo clamscan -r --detect-pua --infected --bell / And this was one of the outputted results: ...
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Are WINE applications sandboxed? [duplicate]

I want to run a small Windows program that has no reputation. I can always scan it, but I can't get feedback from other users on its performance or if it is at all malicious. Rather than go through ...
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How To Open Windows Antivirus in ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Dual Boot Windows xp and Ubuntu . I have Net Protector Antivirus in Windows but I can't open it in ubuntu through Wine. Please give me solution. Thanks in Advance.
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Antivirus for general purpose user? Yay or nay? [duplicate]

Hi I've just installed Ubuntu on to my mum's laptop for her after we had to restore to factory settings and couldn't get windows back. It's looking like we're going to keep Ubuntu on it and I was ...
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How to make Ubuntu automatically wake up and go through 'maintenance'?

Is it possible to set Ubuntu to wake itself up and install updates and do its antivirus scans and automatically switch off again afterwards? All help much appreciated Plus: I am using Ubuntu and ...
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PUA.Win.Exploit.CVE_2012_0110 FOUND

I recently scanned my system with (I am running the latest version of ClamAV and my definitions are up-to-date): sudo clamscan -r --detect-pua --infected --bell / And this one was of the results: ...
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Uninstalling mcafee antivirus

i am using Ubuntu 14.04 I have installed mcafee antivirus . But now i am unable to uninstall it while running command sudo dpkg --purge mfert it gives error dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal ...
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PUA.Phishing.Bank Found

I scanned my machine (with the latest version of ClamAV) after looking at some images which were loaded from external sites and those sites seem to be dodgy hacking sites, and these were some of the ...
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Trojaned version of file “egrep” detected by OSSEC HIDS

I have installed the latest stable version of OSSEC (2.8.1), and I have also enabled email notifications and today I got this alert through email: OSSEC HIDS Notification. 2015 Apr 03 17:40:26 ...
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Why doesn't chkrootkit test syslogd?

When I scan my machine with chkrootkit I notice that it always says for one of them: Checking `syslogd'... not tested Why is this not tested for? Should this ...
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How to fix amvavis reporting “permission denied” for clamav

I've recently noticed a frustrating niggle... When processing email, an Ubuntu Server (with all the updates applied) reports "Permission denied" when trying to virus scan attachments. Apr 2 ...
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ClamAV: Can't read file ERROR

When running the command today: sudo clamscan -r --detect-pua / > clamscan1.txt I got very many errors going along the lines of these ones (in the txt file): /sys/fs/ecryptfs/version: Can't ...
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Will COMODO anti virus cover both OS in a dual boot

I have COMODO installed on the XP side of a dual boot with 12.04. I see partial answer in one posting, but my question was not entirely answered. When a scan is done on the windows partition, does it ...
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AVG Downloaded but I cannot run

I downloaded AVG to pc. I am running Ubuntu 14.04. When I open a terminal window and type AVGsetup it comes back saying: Permission denied
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ClamAV detects certain files on the PlayOnLinux directory as malware, should I be concerned?

ClamAv found 50 viruses on my computer, mostly associated with PlayOnLinux. Is this normal? Is it a significant risk? Should I be concerned? How do I learn more about these viruses so I can judge ...
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Avira for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64.Bit

How i can install Avira Antivir for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64.Bit? I am a beginner with Ubuntu, please explain it simply.
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Suggested Antivirus for Ubuntu 14.04 server? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 server installed in my office. We're treating it as a local server. I have downloaded all our stuff from our dedicated hosting server (as server have viruses) to my local Ubuntu ...
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chkrootkit scanner detected possible KLM Trojan

Today I scanned my machine with the chkrootkit tool by running: sudo chkrootkit And this was some of the output: Checking `lkm'... You have 2 process ...
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ClamAV PUA.Win32.Packer.PrivateExeProte-7

I ran ClamAV on my system and it reported two detections. It reported PUA.Win32.Packer.PrivateExeProte-7 in: /usr/lib/mono/4.0/mscorlib.dll /urs/lib/mono/4.5/mscorlib.dll It says Action taken: ...
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How to remove malware?

I use ubuntu 32 bit and chrome's infected with the softwareupdaterlp virus. I don't really know what steps I should take aside from resetting/re-installing chrome. Would really appreciate any tips on ...
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ClamAV virus detections documentation

I see ClamAV telling me the names of all the viruses that it has detected on my computer, but it seems to give me very little documentation on what those detections actually mean, and what the viruses ...
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chkrootkit gives the result tty of process not found

i did chkrootkit on my computer and got these results what does it implies Checking `chkutmp'... The tty of the following user process(es) were not found in ...
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Got a virus on Windows and Ubuntu [closed]

TLTR: I've encountered a virus what affects both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. This virus was proven to be impossible to be detected/removed by 50+ most popular antivirus programs/rootkits. What to ...
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How to install AVG for ubuntu 12.04

I have downloaded AVG free installer file(avg2013flx-r3118-a6926.i386.sh) from http://free.avg.com/in-en/download-free-all-product. Please let me know how to install it on Ubuntu 12.04
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Avg on Ubuntu access log file

I'm using avg 2013 on my 12.04 LTS.I want to access the log file where avg stores the infections. I'm having tried to open the avgevtlog file in this directory:/opt/avg/av/bin/ but i have no ...
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Can't install McAfee antivirus free

I bought a Dell Vostro 3546 laptop online with Ubuntu as a OS. They gave McAfee antivirus free but I can't install it, now I can't install my McAfee antivirus in my Ubuntu 12.04, they show that ...
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Does ubuntu require antivirus [duplicate]

Does ubuntu require antivirus? If yes then please tell me what's the difference between windows virus and ubuntu virus?
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Antivirus for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I was wondering if it is necessary to use an Antivirus for Ubuntu 14.04 and which one should I use, I tried using the official documentation but the antivirus list there is for 10.04, I have no idea ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu [duplicate]

I created a virtualbox for ubuntu guest and my host is windows 8.1. Do I need to be carefull with virus passing from the ubuntu virtualbox to the real hard drive on windows?
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2014 anti-virus prevention in Ubuntu: AVG deb is missing?

While I am usually singing linux/ubuntu's praises, I am frustrated lately in the anti-virus department. I like to scan my windows flash drive and occassionally my whole linux HDD for viruses using my ...
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What does Clamtk do with the positives it finds?

I have installed, updated and run Clamtk and it had found 10 issues when I went away for 30 minutes. When I looked, the programme had shut down. I've read the log file but I'm no wiser. Has it a) ...
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ClamAV found infected files on Ubuntu server, what do I do now?

I checked the Ubuntu server using the command clamscan -r. I don't know whether or not the files were cleaned or deleted. This is a screenshot of the results: I'd like to know if these files still ...
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Install anti virus in Ubuntu14 [duplicate]

I installed latest Ubuntu 14 64 bit kindly suggest me an anti-virus to install compatible with Ubuntu 14 please also explain the steps to install it
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Am I protected over the internet with ubuntu, do I need an antivirus? [duplicate]

I know that Ubuntu is secure, but I'm worried about my passwords when I login to my yahoo email, or my facebook. Do I need an antivirus on Ubuntu to be password protected when navigating over the ...
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How do i completely remove Avast Antivirus On Ubuntu

At first i didn't have antivirus on my Ubuntu 14.04, but a day later my friend sent a email about the antivirus that works on Ubuntu. "Avast" He say, therefore I immediately installed it. After ...
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Which is better for Chinese ,Ubuntu or Ubuntu Kylin? [closed]

My friends always say," Ubuntu is better than Kylin ". Now I wonder which one is more suitable for a Chinese ? By the way , what anti-virus software is suitable for Ubuntu Kylin ?
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Proper installation and upgrade antivirus for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have a need to examine certain files with antivirus software, before forwarding them to the network before uploading them to the server. Which antivirus would you recommend and what is the most ...