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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 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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Virus detected with ClamTK (Possible infection?)

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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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Ubuntu security: “antivirus” in official statement?

I use current (and vanilla) Ubuntu in a work environment. (It is, in the main, a Windows-orientated outfit.) A question has come up about antivirus, and I see this on the official Ubuntu website: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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. ...