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

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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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How to run ClamAV scan in ubuntu? [duplicate]

How to run ClamAV in Ubuntu to scan files. I installed it but do not find how to launch the program?
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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 ...
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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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ClamAV: PUA.Win.Exploit.CVE_2012_0110 FOUND (/usr/share/mime/mime.cache)

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