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

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Firefox Trojans

enter image description hereI have run clam av on Ubuntu 15.10 several times in the last 10 days. Every time it comes up with Firefox harbouring Trojans and what I would think are possibly cookies. I ...
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Does Ubuntu need an Antivirus? [duplicate]

Does Ubuntu need an Antivirus? If so, could you recommend a good one? I am interested on the Ubuntu side only.
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How to download & install “COMODO” antivirus for Ubuntu 14.04 Lts

Downloading and installing is not like windows in ubuntu. If we want to install something then we can only install from Ubuntu Software center or Terminal. But, I have been fed up, I tried but i am ...
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Problems installing antivirus

I have been having problems installing any anti virus program for many days now. I get a number of error messages: the most recent one is: An error occurred while loading the archive, etc. ...
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My Pc is getting hang, Which ANTIVIRUS IS BETTER for UBUNTU 14.04 LTS 32BIT, [closed]

My computer is getting hang. I think it has got VIRUs. Please tell how to download Antivirus and which antivirus is better for UBUNTU 14.04 LTS 32BIT Please suggest a better "ANTIVIRUS" FOR UBUNTU ...
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Repair and fix Windows remove malware and viruses with portable Xubuntu, How?

What tools do I need on a portable Xubuntu Pen Drive with persistence, to remove viruses, malware and data recovery? I've read all over the internet of people using Xubuntu or derivative to fix ...
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How to check logs for all connections Linux made to servers and/or downloads

I downloaded Sophos a few days eariler, but now I'm worried I might've got it from a bad source. Is there a way to check to see where I've got it from without using the download list of Chromium (It ...
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Can an Ubuntu system get infected by a Macro Virus for MS Office / LibreOffice / OpenOffice?

We are running Ubuntu on several office machines, which are used to handle administrative tasks on a daily basis, e.g. to receive applications via e-mail. We now had the situation that we received ...
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How to schedule ClamAv to perform a daily scan

I want to schedule a daily scan in my Home directory using ClamAv. Can anybody explain me how to perform such task using a bash script? I don't need to scan mails, just Home directory and maybe other ...
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ClamTK not working

I think I have this same issue. Lately, I noticed I get malware, that redirects me to fake websites while I browse. I installed clamtk and clamav, and it worked. But I recently updated eveything: the ...
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What is the best antivirus for Kubuntu/Ubuntu as of 2015? [closed]

OK, I do have to admit I am somewhat new to Linux,(I'm used to Windows), and that's why I'm asking all of these questions about Kubuntu. As of 2015, what is the best, FREE anti-virus for Linux, ...
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Is it necessary to use Antivirus software? [duplicate]

If I don't use any Anti-Virus is there any problem ? To keep my data safe what should I do ?
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ClamAV only scans one directory. What should I do?

I was scanning my PC with ClamAV earlier today, only to find out that it only scanned one directory. Here is what it said: joshua@joshua-LIFEBOOK-S6x20:~ > sudo clamscan / /initrd.img: Symbolic ...
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Comodo and GUFW

Good morning to all. My question has to do with the use of GUFW for blocking traffic except the updates for Comodo for linux AV. I need a safe pc that will be used only for checking and cleaning usb ...
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comodo antivirus error

I've managed to install comodo antivirus for ubuntu, but with errors that the kernel module "redirts.ko It says it doesn't exist. I have to rerun the installation. And also the module avflt.ko is the ...
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Viruses are found whenever i boot into ubuntu

So I ran clamtk and clamav and it resulted in a few viruses being found. I am able to delete these viruses but the next time I boot into ubuntu, it appears that almost always one or two viruses ...
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Checking Ubuntu Touch on BQ Aquaris E4.5 for viruses

I have a BQ Aquaris E4.5 with Ubuntu Touch. Is it possible, to check, wether a person has hacked my phone, is indruded or if a virus is on it? Which companies offer such checking? There are no hints, ...
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What are the best antivirus soloutions for scannining USB drives for Malyware and Viruses?

I have an old Win XP computer that was made in 2001 that can't connect to the internet and has no anti virus. Still works fine but I am wondering what the best way is to scan USB drives and files in ...
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Need help with ESET NOD32 installation

I'm new to Ubuntu, a complete rookie. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit. And I'm trying to install ESET NOD32 anti-virus on Linux desktop, the 64-bit version of course. I just downloaded the file ...
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How to test rkhunter to make sure its functioning well?

I have a Ubuntu 15.10 Linux laptop PC with rkhunter installed now all I need to do is to confirm it working well like if there is an antivirus on your pc you will go to the eicar site and download the ...
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Connecting an External Hard Disk Drive to Ubuntu OS. Is My Data at Risk?

I have an External HDD that I use to connect to a Windows OS (protected by Antivirus & similar tools). If I connect it to my Ubuntu machine (which is not protected by any Antivirus tools) would ...
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CLAMAV not working

After installation of CLAMAV and try to scan I see this error. How do I solve this? Thanks clamscan scan LibClamAV Error: cli_loaddbdir(): No supported database files found in /var/lib/clamav ERROR: ...
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What to do about a false positive in clamtk

I am getting a message from clamtk antivirus after running a scan on the download folder the result said 10 viruses found how can 10 viruses be found if nothing in the download folder but some files ...
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Help I can't update clamav!

I was updating the clamav antivirus defenitons with the sudo freshclam command and the output was ERROR: /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log is locked by another process ERROR: Problem with internal ...
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If I have clamav do I need to install rootkit hunter

So I have clamav the antivirus but is that a protection against rootkits or do I need to install rootkit hunter as well with clamav?
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What are the alternative to clamtk

I installed the antivirus clamtk/clamav, the installion went well, but I can't run the program. I tried a terminal, but that did not work. The result was if I typed sudo clamtk nothing happen, but if ...
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Are clam and nautilus antivirus working propperly?

When I installed any of those I can't run or even find them. Since then I can't use any of my internet browsers, I would love to delete them. Any suggest how? Thanks
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Can I get some recommendations for a good AntiVirus? [duplicate]

I'm brand new (as in 3 days) to the Ubuntu OS. I just found out that my expensive McAfee antivirus I used in windows 7 is useless here. I know virtually nothing about Ubuntu AntiVirus services and I ...
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Need antivirus for Ubuntu? antivirus recommendations? [duplicate]

I researched on possible antivirus for Ubuntu. But I have not found any antivirus for my distro Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 - bit . Really necessary ? Try installing ClamAV , but always crashes Any ...
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ClamTK Anti Virus will not run on Ubuntu 15.10

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 15.10. To protect myself, I have tried downloading and installing ClamTK. It does this without giving any error messages but it doesn't open. I tried on a second ...
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Is my computer secure?

I was using Rkhunter and this was displayed. [ Rootkit Hunter version 1.4.2 ] File updated: searched for 175 files, found 141 baymax@vostro:~$ sudo rkhunter -c --enable all --disable none --rwo ...
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Is there any need of antivirous program such as microsoft windows? [duplicate]

Microsoft windows needs an anti virus program to protect system from virus and other programs which are harmful for the system. Is there any need of such type program for Ubuntu OS? If not then why?
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How to Install COMODO AntiVirus into Ubuntu Studio 15.10

I tried to install COMODO AntiVirus software into Ubuntu Studio 15.10, but I found a problem: The GDebi Packages Installer tells me: "Error: Dependence can not be satisfied: libssl0.9.8 ...
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Ubuntu Studio Real Time Scan Antivirus [duplicate]

Is there some real time scan antivirus software for ubuntu studio? Where? Well, I know the typical answer: "It is very hard to find a virus to Linux." The problem is to all of those people (like ...
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Is there a necessity to install an antivirus software on ubuntu? if so,which would be the best and how to install it? [duplicate]

Is there a necessity to install an anti virus software on Ubuntu? if so,which would be the best and how to install it?
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Remove Search.bitcro.com virus from google chrome in Ubuntu 12.04

Google chrome redirect to other links when I search in google. Search.bitcro.com seems to be a browser hijacker. I have seen many solutions to solve it in windows but none in ubuntu. How do I remove ...
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Comodo Antivirus for Linux issue

I use Lubuntu 15.04 and, since the last upgrade the system performed (today, Tuesday, September, 29, 2015), the COMODO AntiVirus for Linux left to work in real time mode (the supposed green color ...
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Notification adware on Chrome

I remember visiting thecustomizewindows . com and clicking on some kind of pop up. I didn't install any new extensions recently, though I'm not sure exactly how I got this. How can I get rid of ...
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Are there block-level root kit scanners?

Let's assume I have a drive image of a machine that may or may not have been compromised. I'd like to scan this drive image from another machine that is trusted. The "most obvious" way to do this ...
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What is clamd's function?

I understand that there is currently no real-time AV for Linux, or at least not using ClamAV. So what is clamd's function then? Because that talks about on-access scanning, so what is that if not ...
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Do I need to install antivirus on my linux system? [duplicate]

Am new to kubuntu and this is my first post in this forum. Do I need to install antivirus on my linux system? I hear people say linux-base is more secure than windows. Does that mean I should not ...
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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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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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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 ...