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

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Could I have gotten a virus from this?

So I was browsing a thread in 4chan that had dirty pictures. Yeah haha pervy whatever. There was a link to a page that the user said I could use to download a dirty video. I didn't think it was ...
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virus threat detected in /usr/lib/shim

I recently ran a virus scan with clamtk and was pleased that not much came up except for one system folder: /usr/lib/shim with the following files being flagged: fallback.efi.signed ...
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Do I need antivirus if Im a light Ubuntu user? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu just to familiarize myself with Linux and I only use it lightly. Lightly as in general web browsing and occasionally downloading files (music, videos, etc). My question is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Avira for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64.Bit

How i can install Avira Antivir for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64.Bit? I am a beginner with Ubuntu, please explain it simply.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...