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

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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 ...
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Where is the antivirus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What antivirus programs are available? friends, I didn´t find antivirus in this new version. I updated into the Ubuntu and not from a separated disk. Thank you.
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AVAST antivirus for Ubuntu?

Will Avast work for Ubuntu? I would love to use avast on my Ubuntu os. I went to the Avast site and it gave me 3 different file download choices for Linux. one was a rpm,deb and the other just took ...
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Check Ubuntu Boot HDD for a MBR virus

Is it possible to check the MBR of the boot drive of Ubuntu for viruses within my Ubuntu? Is there any good software to do this? I heard ClamAV does not check for MBR viruses.
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Is a supported version of avast for 64 bit laptops?

I have been trying to install avast for a while on a 64 bit system...but it only seems to support 32 bit systems. Is there any way to make it work though? Thanks.
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How do I update ClamTk virus scanner via the terminal?

I've decided to use ClamTk on my Ubuntu, the problem is that it just simply wont update the antivirus engine and the GUI version from the software itself. What is the command that I could use in the ...
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How to update ClamAV definitions database?

How can I update Clam Antivirus via the terminal? I already have installed clamav, but I want to know how can I update the virus database.
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Antivirus softwares for ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed? Yesterday in a certain web site I found that there are so many antivirus programs available for ubuntu. ...
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Install Samba 3.0.24 on Ubuntu Server 10.04 from Source

Has anyone had any luck compiling and installing Samba 3.0.24 on Ubuntu 10.04? I'm trying to set up realtime virus scanning on Samba shares (ClamAV) using the legacy version of Samba as it is the ...
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Antivirus for Ubuntu Desktop and Server 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed? What antivirus programs are available? Friends: What is the best antivirus for Ubuntu Server and Desktop, ...
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does ubuntu 10 04 lts have a built in firewall and antivirus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a preinstalled or automatic firewall? Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed? I have just installed ubuntu 10 04 lts on my laptop and I am ...
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What antivirus programs are available?

What antivirus programs are available for Ubuntu? We previously used Symantec Endpoint Protection but it does not work in Ubuntu.
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What is the best AntiVirus application available for non-technical users?

I am looking for an AntiVirus for Ubuntu, and have researched potential products. I do not want a paid product, but i do want a user friendly interface. I do not want rants about how unnecessary it ...
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Precautionary security measures for a home user? (firewall, antivirus, etc)

I just recently made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu, and I'm just a little paranoid when it comes to security measures. I've looked around and from what I've read, security is not as big a concern ...
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Why aren't there viruses in all Linux based systems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have antivirus software installed on Ubuntu? I only need an article which explain why We don't have viruses in all Linux based systems? and also explain if ...
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Does Ubuntu really need an anti-virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to have antivirus software installed on a Linux distro? Do i need install it anti-virus on ubuntu? or unnecessary? I just want to know this. please thanks. ...
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Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed?

I thought that there was no need to scan for viruses either in Ubuntu or any Linux distros until I found virus scanner packages 'clamtk' and 'klamav' in Ubuntu software center yesterday. This leads ...