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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 ...
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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 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 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 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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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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Got a virus on Windows and Ubuntu [closed]

TLTR: I've encountered a virus what affects both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. This virus was proven to be impossible to be detected/removed by 50+ most popular antivirus programs/rootkits. What to ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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ClamAV detects certain files on the PlayOnLinux directory as malware, should I be concerned?

ClamAv found 50 viruses on my computer, mostly associated with PlayOnLinux. Is this normal? Is it a significant risk? Should I be concerned? How do I learn more about these viruses so I can judge ...
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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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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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chkrootkit scanner detected possible KLM Trojan

Today I scanned my machine with the chkrootkit tool by running: sudo chkrootkit And this was some of the output: Checking `lkm'... You have 2 process ...
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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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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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Virus detected with ClamTK (Possible infection?) [duplicate]

I did a routine scan of my system, with ClamTK. The the anti-virus reported 3 detections. The names of the three detections are: 1.[PUA.Phishing.Bank] 2.[PUA.Phishing.Bank] 3.[PUA.Script.Packed-1] ...
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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 scan my flash drives for Windows viruses while on Linux? (Not ClamAV) [closed]

I know that maybe it sounds like a duplicate but it isn't because I see that the other questions describe totally different situations than mine. Apart from the other users, I don't have a Windows ...
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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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ClamAV found infected files on Ubuntu server, what do I do now?

I checked the Ubuntu server using the command clamscan -r. I don't know whether or not the files were cleaned or deleted. This is a screenshot of the results: I'd like to know if these files still ...
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Potential and possible damage of executed Windows Applications through Wine environment in Linux?

Related to this recent Question: Can a Windows virus transfer to Ubuntu? and JFA's comment, which is not only an interesting, but also a valid one: Can you also get a Windows virus by running an ...
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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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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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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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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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PUA.Win.Exploit.CVE_2012_0110 FOUND

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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Online virus scanners for linux

Can we scan the drive online to scan and remove the virus files? If there where can i find them? How to scan and remove the virus through online scanners? Thank you!
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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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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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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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Is a virus scanner really needed with wine? [closed]

I use wine for two things, playing World of warcraft and using spotify. Is a virus scanner needed for me? I tried to use clamAV but i download it from the software center and it says my version is ...
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Does Comodo Antivirus support Ubuntu 14.04

Does Comodo Antivirus for Linux work with 14.04
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Ubuntu 64 bit download flagged as phishing site

While downloading Ubuntu 64 bit iso, my anti-virus program (kaspersky) flagged the site as a phishing site. I was at 585mb of the 708mb file size when the alarm came up. Has anyone else had this issue ...
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Can't install McAfee antivirus free

I bought a Dell Vostro 3546 laptop online with Ubuntu as a OS. They gave McAfee antivirus free but I can't install it, now I can't install my McAfee antivirus in my Ubuntu 12.04, they show that ...
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Can the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool read Linux partitions?

I have a PC that I can dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. If I use the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool to scan the PC for viruses (by booting from the Norton CD), will then Norton also scan the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Does ubuntu come with Anti-Vrius [duplicate]

Does unbuntu come with a free Anti-Virus? I can not seem to find one. Does it have one or does it not. When i looked on the website and on searches it said nothing about this.
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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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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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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 ...