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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is necessary use ClamTK with ClamAV? [duplicate]

Do I need to install Clam TK when using Clam AV? Clam TK will not install. Will Clam AV run automatically in the background?
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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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Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed? [closed]

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ClamAV PUA.Win32.Packer.PrivateExeProte-7

I ran ClamAV on my system and it reported two detections. It reported PUA.Win32.Packer.PrivateExeProte-7 in: /usr/lib/mono/4.0/mscorlib.dll /urs/lib/mono/4.5/mscorlib.dll It says Action taken: ...
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How to remove malware?

I use ubuntu 32 bit and chrome's infected with the softwareupdaterlp virus. I don't really know what steps I should take aside from resetting/re-installing chrome. Would really appreciate any tips on ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...