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

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Drive unmounts when I try to scan it for viruses

I have an old hard drive from a friend that I'm trying to get data off of to transfer to a new computer. First, thought, I wanted to scan it for viruses. So I connected it to my Lubuntu computer with ...
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Where does a virus go when it is found using clamAV

When clamAV detects a virus during a scan where does it go? Will it ask me to remove it or do i have to remove it myself?
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Scanning Windows for Rootkits using Linux

I know of ClamAV for viruses, but is there an option for scanning AND getting rid of "rootkits" from Windows from inside Linux i.e. Live boot USB? Also spyware and malware scanning would be nice too. ...
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Is a virus scanner really needed with wine? [closed]

I use wine for two things, playing World of warcraft and using spotify. Is a virus scanner needed for me? I tried to use clamAV but i download it from the software center and it says my version is ...
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Can I use Comodo without filesystem filter driver

I downloaded Comodo on 14.04 and it says filesystem not loaded so I went out and found some patches but I dont want to mess around with the kernel so can I use Comodo without the filesystem filter ...
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How can I prevent an antivirus software form uninstalling wine applications?

I have a couple of Windows applications installed through Wine and these are running quite well. The trouble, however, is that every time I run the anti-virus programme ClamTk, it uninstalls the Wine ...
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install a virus scanner with apt-get [duplicate]

I tried apt-cache search virus but only found clamav that supposed to find not so many viruses and produces lots of positives. Is there a way to install another virusscan program than clamav on ...
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Does Comodo Antivirus support Ubuntu 14.04

Does Comodo Antivirus for Linux work with 14.04
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Is There a Flawless Working Antivirus program for Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

I tried to install Clamav, Avira, Bitdefender and Comodo to install on my Ubuntu Unity 14.04 OS but couldn’t able to success. All have a problem to resolve. Is there a flawless program that workouts? ...
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Bitdefender not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I installed bitdenfeder using various methods but the antivirus engine's never loaded and whenever I tried to update them Bitdefeder used to close. I uninstalled it everytime to try a new method but ...
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how can I know if a binary is malicious?

I downloaded a binary file from sourceforge and accidentally run it. How can I know if it is safe? I added my user to sudoers file before. Where can I submit it to scan safety?
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Avast Antivirus is not getting updated

I have just installed the avast antivirus for ubuntu and tried to update it but it was'nt successful. Now it is not functioning properly and showing a bulk of errors.
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Ubuntu security: “antivirus” in official statement?

I use current (and vanilla) Ubuntu in a work environment. (It is, in the main, a Windows-orientated outfit.) A question has come up about antivirus, and I see this on the official Ubuntu website: ...
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Unexpected and random Computer shutdowns

System Info/Specs: RAM Memory 2.0 GiB Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ × 2 Graphics Standard Gallium 0.4 on NV86 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Internal HDD 250GB External HDD 160GB ...
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Potential and possible damage of executed Windows Applications through Wine environment in Linux?

Related to this recent Question: Can a Windows virus transfer to Ubuntu? and JFA's comment, which is not only an interesting, but also a valid one: Can you also get a Windows virus by running an ...
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Security Antivirus [duplicate]

brand new to ubuntu...I know there is way less virus problems then windows, however, is the security within the OS enough or do you suggest Antivirus program also (this is assuming the individual is ...
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New Linux Trojan Virus? “Hand of Thief” [duplicate]

With the new arrival of the Trojan Horse, dubbed "Hand of Thief" , should I consider installing some sort of Anti-Virus (Clam AV for example) or should the Trojan be patched very soon? Just curious as ...
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Is any antivirus required in Ubuntu to use credit cards online — suggestion needed

Hope you are doing well. I know this topic has been answered in details in one thread - Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed? But I am still little confused, the only thing that ...
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Online virus scanners for linux

Can we scan the drive online to scan and remove the virus files? If there where can i find them? How to scan and remove the virus through online scanners? Thank you!
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How do I install a backdoor to logon to Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Please tell me, how can I install a backdoor so that I can reset the password from recovery mode, as well as from terminal. I would prefer that this be something that can only be done while installing ...
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Is it a good idea to scan external HDD with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have an external hard disk drive, and it may have some viruses in it. I don't want to connect it to Windows, so when I have to copy something from it, I do it in Ubuntu. Now I have to install a ...
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How can I scan for possible viruses on my Ubuntu system? [duplicate]

I think I may have a virus. How would I go about checking for a virus and how can I protect my computer from any other virus? Please give detailed answer as I'm still learning about Ubuntu.
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Virus detected with ClamTK (Possible infection?)

I did a routine scan of my system, with ClamTK. The the anti-virus reported 3 detections. The names of the three detections are: 1.[PUA.Phishing.Bank] 2.[PUA.Phishing.Bank] 3.[PUA.Script.Packed-1] ...
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Ubuntu 64 bit download flagged as phishing site

While downloading Ubuntu 64 bit iso, my anti-virus program (kaspersky) flagged the site as a phishing site. I was at 585mb of the 708mb file size when the alarm came up. Has anyone else had this issue ...
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Post installing comodo issues

I have installed comodo antivirus for my Ubuntu 12.04, even if I'm a newbie I managed to enter finalize the installation, you know when you have to type sudo /opt/COMODO/post_setup.sh, went through ...
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How to get Avast! Running on Ubuntu 13.10

I know in the current time, anti-virus isn’t exactly needed for Linux,however I still wish to install some form of protective layer. I had previously downloaded a .deb for the installation of Avast! ...
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do i need an antivirus?will mcafee work on ubuntu? [duplicate]

i want to know if mcafee anti virus and firewall will work on ubuntu 12.04.3 if not what is recommended. i have noticed web pages locking and reporting FBI Virus, if ubuntu is safe how does my browser ...
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How to add “Scan with COMODO Antivirus” to right-click drop down menu?

I just have installed COMODO antivirus on my netbook in order to be sure that I don't share viruses with my Windows friends. Although I like it and gives me the opportunity to run personalized scans, ...
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How to scan my flash drives for Windows viruses while on Linux? (Not ClamAV) [closed]

I know that maybe it sounds like a duplicate but it isn't because I see that the other questions describe totally different situations than mine. Apart from the other users, I don't have a Windows ...
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Does ubuntu allow users to run ESET Smart Security?

Does ubuntu allow users to run ESET Smart Security? I am considering upgrading ubuntu from Windows 7 but I'm not sure if it allows the use of outside security programs.
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Can the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool read Linux partitions?

I have a PC that I can dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. If I use the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool to scan the PC for viruses (by booting from the Norton CD), will then Norton also scan the ...
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Does ubuntu come with Anti-Vrius [duplicate]

Does unbuntu come with a free Anti-Virus? I can not seem to find one. Does it have one or does it not. When i looked on the website and on searches it said nothing about this.
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How to uninstall Comodo Antivirus in Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?

I want to remove virus from my PC. Therefore I install Comodo Anti Virus in my Ubuntu desktop. Now, when the virus is removed, I want to uninstall the antivirus. I have used this command line in ...
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Can we run same program or antivirus software at windows as well as on Ubuntu?

I would like to access some windows programs on Ubuntu. If at all possible I would like to access programs installed on windows like antivirus software, flash, silverlight etc. How do I do this?
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How to install Comodo Antivirus in Ubuntu?

I have installed Comodo Antivirus in Ubuntu 12.04. Now it had installed, but after running it it shows to run a script. Please help me to install Comodo Antivirus (or suggest any good Antivirus).
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Can an Avira Antivirus Live CD scan for viruses that would infect Ubuntu?

http://www.avira.com/en/download/product/avira-rescue-system If I were to use that would it detect things for Windows, and for Linux? Not just the ability to scan the filesystem, but actually look ...
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Antivirus installed in a computer having two OSes

I installed K7 total security.My computer has 8 partitions in total in the internal hard disk.  Obviously windows7 is installed in C partition.Other two partitions which are not hidden are- ...
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why ubuntu does not need anti-virus? [duplicate]

why ubuntu does not need anti-virus?? can anybody have a explaination? why linux os does not affected from the virus attack? like windows does? Somewhere I read that linux os does not need ...
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Antivirus for Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user who has installed Ubuntu on my laptop. Do you need to install antivirus software in Ubuntu? What antivirus software applications are recommended? Are there any free antivirus ...
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AamazonAWS malware in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I need your help. Today I found (using wireshark) many requests are being thrown from my system to some other system and vice-versa. When I did the reverse DNS then I found it is AMAZONAWS malware. ...
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Unusally High RAM usage by ESET NOD32 (Linux Desktop)

Recently, I'd encountered unusally high RAM usage on both my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptops (32-bit and 64-bit desktop OS versions). I noticed that, immediately after system startup, ESET will load 2 ...
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Antivirus: pros and cons of quarantine and deleting (ClamAV particularity). Clean option

What are the pros and cons of qurantine and deleting in an antivirus? Does ClamAV have some particularity on this point? Also, is there some antivirus or anti-malware which allows to clean the ...
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Any real-time antivirus for Ubuntu?

Is there any real-time anti virus for Ubuntu? Which antivirus is good and in real-time (I mean that, if I try to open an infected file or go to a bad website, it stops it). I read a post in ...
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ClamAV continues to say that my definitions are outdated

I have just updated the definitions for clamav and here is the output: ClamAV update process started at Mon Sep 30 09:22:24 2013 WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED! WARNING: Local version: ...
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Cannot remove script virus in Ubuntu [duplicate]

After I scan via clamav/clamtk, I found 1 possible threat that I cannot remove/quarantine. How to remove virus? Or Is this false positive? ...
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Does Ubuntu really need an anti-virus? [duplicate]

Is there is a chance of virus or malware attack for ubuntu 12.04?If yes,which is the good antivirus to protect my system?
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UBUNTU plus windows office [duplicate]

Can I install only UBUNTU as an operating system and use Windows Office and the work program? Would this minimize or eliminate the virus problem we have with windows?
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Installing Internet security suite? [duplicate]

Do I need to have an Internet security suite installed on my Ubuntu or it is safe without. What recommended names if I had to get one installed ?
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do we require any Antivirus to be install in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

Does require antivirus for Ubuntu 13.04, if yes then what is the anti-virus should be install in Ubuntu 13.04.
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Issues regarding antivirus [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I am unable to install install antivirus software. Help me to install the software.