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

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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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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ClamAV continues to say that my definitions are outdated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and here is the output: ClamAV update process started at Mon Sep 30 09:22:24 2013 WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!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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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.
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Help with installing and how to confirm successful installation of ClamAV?

I have just researched and attempted to install ClamAV as an antivirus program on my Ubuntu install using these two articles: Clam AV package download page How do I install the latest clamav & ...
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How do I remove infected files in a Ubuntu server samba share?

I am running a Ubuntu Server with Windows XP Clients. I have shared files with XP clients via samba share. The problem is there is a huge number of viruses in the share. Is there any way to remove ...
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Antivirus worries [duplicate]

I've just installed ubuntu on my laptop to run alongside windows seven and was wondering about anti virus, malware etc. Question, Do I need to install separate anti-virus / malware for ubuntu or ...
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Is it ok to run more than one antivirus program?

I am running two different anti-virus programs on my Ubuntu system. I know in Windows this is a bad idea as they will cause issues with each other. I have Clam AV running, and just managed to get ...
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Isolation Program or just good antivirus? [duplicate]

A friend of mine just got her computer back from her sister. It's running windows and was ate up with mal-ware and viruses. I think I've pretty much sanitized it but some of those files are about to ...
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How do I disinfect Ubuntu that is running a virus?

My 12.04 system has just been infected with a virus and it is self-replicating a load of rubbish directories in the /proc/ area. This may crash my computer completely soon. I cannot delete any of ...
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How to get HAVP(HTTP Anti Virus Proxy) working?

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server with HAVP(HTTP Anti Virus Proxy) with ClamAV and AVG. My dhcp server is a OpenBSD 5.2 router. If I connect manually to my Ubuntu server its works great, but when I'm ...
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Virus scanning for SSL/HTTPS connections. How?

I am using havp and squid. How do I scan HTTPS connections with havp anti-virus? Right now, testing eicar http://www.eicar.org/85-0-Download.html proves that anti-virus havp is working with havp. On ...
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Can Mal/JavaJar-B infect an Ubuntu/Linux OS?

I've just read about the Mal/JavaJar-B malware that is apparently capable of attacking OS X computers via a security hole in Java. I've also heard a few people mention that it can also affect Linux ...
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How do I install Avira?

I'm new to Ubuntu and want detailed guidance on installing Avira. I read the Manual and did all the procedures but eventually the terminal says to me License has expired at 2012-09-12. Warning: No ...
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How do I scan for viruses with ClamAV?

I installed ClamAV via Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) with: sudo apt-get install clamav but how can I scan for viruses?
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Chkrootkit findings - what to do?

after my ubuntu runs slower and slower and google regularly asks me for prooving to be human, i had Chkrootkit running. here's what it found: wlan0: PACKET SNIFFER (/sbin/wpa_supplicant [870], ...
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How do I audit an executable to make sure it is not malicious?

I was wondering if there is a tool or a technique to run an executable in an isolated environment, maybe in a virtual machine. While the program is running, I want to be able to audit the ...
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How to delete viruses in the Ubuntu 12.10 in AVG antivirus

I found viruses in the home folder, but I don't know which command is used to delete viruses in Ubuntu 12.10 using AVG antivirus. Can anyone tell me how to delete it?
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How to make Ubuntu let me manage the Virus Security? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have ‘antivirus software’ installed? Ubuntu 12.04. (Sorry if this is a duplicate) On my previous version of Windows (I've deleted that) I was able to ...
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How to download ISO for Windows Defender Offline tool from Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm trying to download an ISO of the Windows Defender Offline Tools (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline) to run on a relative's Windows PC. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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How do I install 'proper' anti-virus protection for Online Banking satisfying its Terms of Use?

I am using 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. So far I have not been able to install well known antivirus software: ClamTk seems to suffer from lots of false positives. Bitdefender is a nuisance. Sometimes it ...
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What is “safe” on linux? [closed]

I'm not a power user; I don't get too much time to learn about command lines. I'm using Ubuntu to browse the web, play the Steam for Linux beta, and do some image editing. I recently installed ...
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Can a virus spread through DOSBox in Ubuntu?

I have a virus in several DOSBox msdos games. It doesn't seem to be affecting the Ubuntu files, but is spreading amongst my dosfiles that were opened in DOSBox. I don't know how to control this in the ...
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How do I avoid su-ing to root

I need to install Symantec Antivirus for Linux on my computer. According to its README file, it says: Debian and Ubuntu users should use sudo For installation and when you execute Symantec ...
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Does Kaspersky Antivirus 2012 work on ubuntu 12.10?

I'm new to linux and I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop , I just wanted to know if it is possible to install kaspersky on Ubuntu. I know that we can install .exe files in ubuntu with wine. ...
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Does Ubuntu need Anti-malware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have ‘antivirus software’ installed? I'm new to Ubuntu (12.10), does it need anti-malware and what is the best anti-malware for Ubuntu? I'm asking, ...
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Problem in my terminal related clamav

Recently I decided to use Avast Antivirus. I uninstalled clamav and installed Avast. Now whenever I use my terminal I get the following errors.: 5 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not ...
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is it possible for windows viruses when downloaded through ubuntu affect my windows os

I know that Ubuntu is immune to virus so there is no question of it getting infected while browsing the net.however I frequently transfer files from my pendrive (which I get from other virus infested ...
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Installing McAffe Linux anti virus

Very new to Ubuntu. I want to install virus protection. Downloaded McAffe Linux software. Don't know how to: Copy pam_unix.so from /lib/security of a 32-bit Ubuntu (till version 10.10) system to a ...
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Browsing redirected and ad playing in background - Malware?

Recently i have noticed when browsing a web page will be redirected to something other than what i click on. For instance, when i tried going to www.askubuntu.com via a link on ubuntu.com it ...
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AVG antivirus not working

I want to install AVG 2012 antivirus on my Ubuntu 12.10, when I install it with Gdebi it gets installed without any problem, but when I try to start avg antivirus form terminal by typing following ...
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Error message in Avast!

I downloaded Avast using terminal command wget http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb and the download and installation was successful. Then I chose check ...
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Does Linux Need Antivirus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed? Just a thought came in my mind that whether linux need AV. If not really then what are the reasons that Windows ...
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Installation Problems & Antivirus

We have just migrated our systems from Windows to Ubuntu. We have more than 50 systems previously running Windows XP & Windows 7. After the release of 12.04 we decided to switch to Ubuntu. While ...
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How to check the Security of system?

Is there any antivirus or any sort of scanner available for Linux so that one can insure the security of system and is it so that Ubuntu is hack-proof? If not than what are the basic steps which a ...
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How to do quarantine or delete with ClamAV?

I scanned the home directory using ClamAV which found 13 threats. The list was also displayed, but when I tried to delete or quarantine files, it did not proceed. Any ideas?
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How do I scan my windows partition for viruses from Ubuntu?

I think I might have a virus on my windows partition and I want to scan it from Ubuntu. Is this possible? I would like a program that is free. clamAV I tried clamAV but I couldn't find a setting ...
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What additional security measures should I apply for Ubuntu?

So on my Windows 7 install, I've got multiple free malware/virus scanners and a firewall up. But I've heard that Ubuntu (or Linux in general) is much more secure by default. So what additional ...
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Open source or free antivirus software [closed]

Can you kindly tell me regarding antivirus software, open source or free codes are safe or not? If safe, how is it possible as there are so many antivirus companies, giving the same by taking a bit of ...
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Virus PUA.Script.PDF.EmbededJS-1

ClamTK reported a thread named PUA.Script.PDF.EmbededJS-1 when I scan my documents, but did not provide more details. Is it a Windows virus or Linux virus, what this virus does, how this spreads? I ...
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Problem after installion of NOD32 on xubuntu 12.04

After installing the program nod32 antivirus I took this error every time I open console. ERROR: ld.so: object 'libesets_pac.so' from /etc/ld.so.preload cannot be preloaded: ignored. I use X ubuntu ...
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Is this fix for Avast Antivirus crashing safe to use?

Well I have installed avast anti virus on Ubuntu 12.04. But after updating, it crashes! So I have made some tweaks like below: Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the Terminal. When it opens, run the command ...