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

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Clamav False Positive and Linux Viruses statistics

I use Ubuntu Studio 19.10. After to use Clamav (with Clamtk GUI) to scan my PC, I found a lot of LibreOffice files, macros mostly, which Clamav shows as "Possible dangerous threats". But, I guess it ...
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Which folders should be scanned for viruses in Ubuntu?

I am using ClamAV to scan for viruses on my machine (Ubuntu 19.10). Are there specific folders that I should scan or should I pretty much scan everything under /?
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Windows defender reports trojan Win64/Longage in 2 Ubuntu files [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu on Windows 10, and my windows defender just reported trojan in two Ubuntu files: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-private.so.0.0.0 /usr/lib/apt/methods/http Are these files safe to ...
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Scheduled scan by ClamAv found viruses but did not quarantine them automatically

I have scheduled system scan at daily interval using ClamTk. It found some viruses but taken no action e.g., quarantine or delete. Is it possible that the antivirus quarantine them automatically? ...
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Failed to start clamd.service: Unit clamd.service not found

I have installed clamav and it's affiliated files (and clamtk). However, I keep getting the error message: Failed to start clamd.service: Unit clamd.service not found. I get the error when I run ...
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How do I know if my Ubuntu system has a virus?

I am quite new to the Ubuntu system, currently using Ubuntu 18.04. I've been a Windows user since a kid (but I'm not a technogeek). I was wondering if Ubuntu can be affected by viruses and how can I ...
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Virus Scan - Cannot Open Directory/File

Using Ubuntu 19.4 When scanning with Sophos it scans nearly 80,000 files. However it comes up with an error message in the log saying " /snap " directory couldn't be opened ? So what I do is scan that ...
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Sophos Anti-Virus seems not to update

I have also tried the manual update, but it seems that nothing changes. It displays: Successfully updated Sophos Anti-Virus from sdds:SOPHOS But the database version does not change. How to ...
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Very slow boot time and poor perfomance

I have jumped back into using Ubuntu again, but I am having real issues with the overall performance of Ubuntu 19.04. It's very sluggish, it locks up, but the worst is that it can take about 5 mins to ...
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Antivirus for Ubuntu 18.04 with real-time protection [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04, is there any antivirus that can protect me from virus when I'm installing packages from Ubuntu repository or install python packages with pip or conda? I know that there are ...
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Antivirus for Ubuntu 18.04

I have upgraded into Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. I have worked primarily with Windows and secondarily with Ubuntu (14.04 and 16.04). I will work with Ubuntu 18.04 as my main Operational System (distribution). ...
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Antivirus/Malware scan tools fro Ubuntu

I suspect that my Ubuntu 18.04 device is infected by a malware or something like that. I have had a fraudulent bank transactions. Can you please help me with the best ways/tools to check if my device ...
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McAfee Anti Virus Dual Boot [duplicate]

My notebook only had a Win10 operating system and always had the McAfee Life Safe antivirus installed. Now it has dual boot, also having Ubuntu 18.04. I want to install McAfee also in Ubuntu, so I ...
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Anti virus for Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

We are running Symantec anti virus on Ubuntu 16.04, but now we've upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and Symantec doesn't support Ubuntu 18.04. Is there any anti virus for Ubuntu 18.04 out there which can ...
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how to delete virus file

I have got an unwanted folder named " lkl " with a lock, on my ubuntu. I think this contains a virus as it is not deleting from my system. when I deleting it shows an error.these files are shown when ...
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Thunderbird Email Client + Ubuntu 18.10 + Virus Scanning, Malware Scanning

I have recently setup a new linux box and am in the processing of adding my gmail account to thunderbird, one of the thing i noticed was there doesnt seem to be an easy way to scan inbound emails (...
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I got one infected file in ClamAV, now how can I remove it from my system? [duplicate]

----------- SCAN SUMMARY ----------- Known viruses: 6084851 Engine version: 0.100.2 Scanned directories: 84206 Scanned files: 514070 Infected files: 1 Total errors: 25755 Data scanned: 51375.23 MB ...
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Is there any value in using ClamAV to scan the entire filesystem and/or run as root?

I am setting up a headless server that'll be hosting SAMBA for my LAN and a web accessible website. ClamAV seems to be the defacto standard for Linux anti-virus. Most articles I read online talk ...
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Where is Sophos anti-virus in Ubuntu?

I installed Sophos anti-virus by following the instructions here: https://www.fosslinux.com/2852/how-to-install-sophos-antivirus-software-in-ubuntu.htm Where can I find the application now? It ...
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crond64/tsm virus in Ubuntu

Recently I noticed my home server to get painfully slow. All the resources were eaten up by two processes: crond64 and tsm. Even though I repeatedly killed them, they kept showing up again and again. ...
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Cannot figure out why AVG won't install?

I am a new Ubuntu user, and I am having trouble installing AVGFree on my system. I have tried a few things I found on here through google, but none of them seem to work? I ran the installer per ...
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Anti virus scan with ClamTK

I just started using Ubuntu 18.04.1 version and two days ago , I received an email from trusted source with 2 attachments and I downloaded those files on my desktop, files were encrypted and were ...
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What is recommended for fighting threats on an Ubuntu system? [closed]

I'm fairly new to GNU/Linux and I've recently migrated to Ubuntu because I've heard and read it's one of the best distros to try when you're learning Linux. However, I'm looking for something to ...
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Notification saying “A new Virus is Stealing Data!” on Ubuntu 18

Recently whenever I open Firefox I get a message in notification center. It's not always the same and it keeps changing. here is an example: It's not always this. It gives other messages too and ...
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Can I test a link with an antivirus before accessing it?

My problem is that I have to test a lot of links in order to check if it's safe to access the url and then check if the content is still working and I don't know how to do it with clamav. My question ...
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Error message from GMail concerning inactive antivirus scanners

I just received an error message from gmail informing me that their antivirus scanners are inactive. Hence an email attachment that I just received had not been scanned. What to do? Is it safe for me ...
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Scanning External Drives for Viruses - Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I recently installed Ubuntu onto one of my Computers and would like to uses it to scan external drives USB and what not for viruses that can affect windows PC. Is there a possible antivirus or ...
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decreases the use of antivirus

I have read that when using antivirus in windows it reduces the performance of the equipment, I would like to know if in Ubuntu or some other distribution of Linux the same thing happens, or does not ...
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How do I clean Ubuntu installation of Viruses / Miners?

So it appears our VPS is being hacked, I noticed websites running slow so I checked for processes using htop. There are various cpuminers present, getting processor to nearly 100% usage. I think hack ...
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How to cleanup a virus from a pen drive using ubuntu and recovering hidden files [duplicate]

How do l recover hidden files on a pen drive,infected by a virus, as well as cleaning up the virus using ubuntu operating system
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Does Ubuntu 18.04LTS require antivirus/malware? [duplicate]

(not duplicated because i'm specifying version of Ubuntu, other questions are about ubuntu without version) Does ubuntu 18.04LTS require antivirus/malware? wich is the best option? if yes. i have ...
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How can I install an .exe file (Avast Internet security) in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I cannot find a way to install Avast Internet Security 6.0.1367.exe from the exe file directly. I would like to know how to install it on my computer, to know the right commands to install it from ...
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Symantec Endpoint Protection compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS

Is Symantec Endpoint Protection compatible with Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS with kernel version 3.19.0-80-generic ? Server: Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager version - 12.1.5(12.1 RU5) Operating System - ...
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What's causing this ClamAV error?

I'm using ClamAV within a script to scan a selection of directories. The command used is clamscan -ri "$dir". Recently I've encountered the following error message: LibClamAV Warning: SWF: declared ...
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Which Antivirus program is best for Ubuntu? [closed]

I have a option Clamav but it lacks real time protection. I want a real time protection in my system. What about Comodo and Sophos?
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Should I install security or antivirus app in ubuntu 18.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I stopped using Ubuntu long ago due to Unity desktop, but now I want to back to Ubuntu after I read about it and I saw its desktop environment. Very good it is protected from meltdown CPU and Spectre ...
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Antivirus program installation [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu Server 16.04.4 LTS. I didn't install any antivirus program there. Is that necessary to install any antivirus program there?
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I am getting this http://onclickrev.com redirects from chrome and mozilla

I am getting this http://onclickrev.com redirects from Chrome and Mozilla Firefox when ever I view sites that are not secured connects - like http:/******.com and the CPU usage goes above 60%. Is ...
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Getting false positives on Avast

I downloaded some updates for Ubuntu Xenial from the main repository and when I run an antivirus scan with Avast, I get over 30 alerts about different kind of risks, like Win64:Vitro on linux-image-...
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How to defend own computer from bitcoin mining soft?

I have noticed that my computer became slower, and I suspect that it's because of bitcoin mining software, because my battery also empties fast. Here is result of: $ top: How can I check and ...
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Ubuntu and antivirus apps? [duplicate]

Because I hate viruses, I just want to get answer for small question about VIRUSES in Ubuntu. Let assume my UBS have some viruses (from windows operating system), so should I used an antivirus to ...
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How to play a song when a virus is detected with clamav?

How to play a song when a virus is detected with clamav from command line ? A song and not a bell . For information I do this to scan with a bell : clamscan -r --bell -i /media Thanks,
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How to make ClamAV check every file I download automatically and display something noticeable if it contains something harmful?

Can I make ClamAV check files I download (using Chromium) automatically and display a popup or something noticeable if it is harmful? Or is there a better program for doing this?
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What is the good practice to recover files from an infected ubuntu machine?

I have been informed by our university IT that my laptop running ubuntu 16.04 has been infected with a virus/trojan, specifically: https://security.web.cern.ch/security/advisories/busywinman/...
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How Can I Install Office 365 and AVG Without Using Virtual Machine on Linux/Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm planning to soon switch to Linux/Ubuntu, but I need to know if there's anyway to install Office 365 and maybe AVG without using VM software. Also is it a good idea to switch from Windows 10 to ...
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What do you suggest to use between Clamav and Sophos? [closed]

I know Ubuntu does not need of antivirus, but if i transfer some files in Windows it should be good idea to scan the files. I saw many positive reviews about Clamav and Sophos. What do you suggest to ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB security

I personally run Linux Ubuntu 16.4/ 14.4. I have little experience with Microsoft, but I have to use a program for compiling logic software for work that's only supported in Windows. Not wanting to ...
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clamav - ERROR: /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log is locked by another process?

I have installed clamav and I want to to update the files that it uses to identify viruses: $ sudo freshclam ERROR: /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log is locked by another process ERROR: Problem with ...
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Anti-virus on Ubuntu?

Hello do I really need anti-virus/anti-maleware protection on my Ubuntu machine? I only use rkhunter and chkrootkit for rootkit checks but I want to be sure if I need more protection. Thanks!
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Does ClamAV run in the background and monitor all activity, like Windows AVs do?

I recently switched to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as my daily driver OS. Coming from Windows, the first thing I did was install an AV: clamav, along with clamav-daemon and clamTK However, looking at background ...

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