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

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Removing viruses in Snap folders

I've run clam-av and have this message: /snap/inkscape/10154/lib/python3.8/site-packages/virtualenv/seed/wheels/embed/pip-20.3.4-py2.py3-none-any.whl: Win.Virus.Triusor-9950253-0 FOUND ...
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How can I ensure that Impress / Powerpoint presentations are virus free?

I use Ubuntu 20.04. I am aware that viruses exists for all operating systems (Linux included). However, it is rather uncommon to get infected on Ubuntu. Besides that, to avoid any malicious software, ...
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Can ClamTK deal with virus in a Windows installation?

From my Ubuntu account, I have accessed folders in the partition where Windows is installed. Then I scanned those folders with the antivirus software ClamTK. The output is shown in the following image:...
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I can not ınstall ClamAV to my ubuntu 18.04 machine

I'm trying install ClamAV antivirus to my ubuntu desktop machine. But I got some errors. How Can I fix it? sudo apt-get install clamav clamav-deamon -y Some packages could not be installed. This ...
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Can a virus be installed just by downloading a file?

Let´s assume that I programmatically download a malicious file, e.g. using wget, and try to import in e.g. R or Python as a text file. If it fails, I delete it using rm. There is any chance that my ...
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Is ClamAV broken? It doesn't seem to scan correctly?

I'm currently trying to deploy ClamAV in its LTS 0.103.2 version onto an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server. ClamAV seems to work fine in the first place but when I did some test scans of different files I've ...
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Is Ubuntu Livepatch an antivirus software? [duplicate]

Is livepatch an antivirus program like Windows Defender and McAfee Total Protection and Norton?
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Antivirus in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have recently made a switch to Ubuntu from Windows just because Windows is more prone to viruses. We all know Ubuntu isn't also 100% immune to viruses/intruders. Is there any need of installing ...
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What is a good free linux antivirus? [duplicate]

A simple question today, need help deciding on a quality free antivirus system.
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how to run clamAV on Ubuntu

I tried to update and run clamAV but: $ systemctl start clamav-freshclam $ clamscan --version ClamAV 0.103.2/26298/Mon Sep 20 06:51:09 2021 $ sudo freshclam [sudo] password for gigiux: WARNING: ...
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Remotely security scan program/tools

Are there programs/tools able to provide remote security scan to other VM servers e.g. anti-virus, vulnerabilities, threats.
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How do I know if someone is cryptojacking my system?

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and updated. I found my pc fan running whenever it wanted and also i saw my battery getting draining very fast. Can someone help me solve this issue. I also saw ...
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clamav and clamtk problems

ive looked where I could for the right way or what to do, but clamtk is struggle to use, especially just to scan a usb drive or memory stick, no such choice. and to scan via terminal the usb drive is ...
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How to print the location of malware in the terminal with ClamAV?

When I use clamscan -r --bell -i / (scan the whole system, output only when warning appear) I get this warning in the terminal LibClamAV Warning: PNG: Unexpected early end-of-file. How can I get the ...
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COMODO Antivirus - dependent of libssl0.9.8 and multiarch-support? [duplicate]

I can't install COMODO Antivirus on my laptop. I use Ubuntu 20.04 and this is really weird, but when I run the following command: sudo dpkg -i cav-linux_x64.deb it shows this message: Depends on ...
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ClamAV MD5 sum based whitelists (*.fp) don’t work in Ubuntu MATE 20.04.2

Trying to make ClamAV ignore several files. These are almost cryptocoin miners which I do use. Cryptocoin miners get flagged by most antivirus programs for they can be distributed as malware (using ...
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What are people using currently for virus and malware checks? [duplicate]

What are people using currently for virus and malware checks? I realize there is far less need for this with Linux than with Windows, but I still prefer wearing a seat belt just moving my car out of ...
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antivirus and firewall software

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and want to know if I need to install firewall/antivirus software. The "Similar questions" seem to all be outdated.
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Strange file appeared by itself and wouldn't let me delete. Then later disappeared

Hopefully what happened is normal and it's just my general ignorance regarding these things. I know linux doesn't often get viruses but other strange things have been happening on my system recently, ...
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Comodo AntiVirus for Linux cannot be installed (unmet dependency)

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.1 LTS (64 bits Linux). I downloaded and tried to install the last available version of COMODO AntiVirus for Linux, from its official page, but it cannot to be installed ...
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Crypto-mining maleware that disable input and output devices

I recently find my computer monitor sometimes shuts down itself and cannot be wake up by tying on my keyboard or my mouse. I turned off and on the monitor, but it shows 'no input signal'. I changed ...
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McAfee installation in ubuntu

I installed McAfee antivirus and entered product key also. After installation they asked serial number and I entered correctly. Then it showing that serial number is already exist.why?
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Can't install McAfeeVSEForLinux on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to install McAfeeVSEForLinux agent on Ubuntu 20.04. While following McAfee's install instructions: sudo dpkg -i MFErt.i686.deb sudo dpkg -i MFEcma.i686.deb These two commands execute ...
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How do I install ClamAV for gui Ubuntu 18.04

In a Ubuntu support article about anti-virus, I read that ClamAV is in the Ubuntu Software Center but I don't see it there. I want to install the GUI version provided it will scan incoming email. It'...
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Mystic activity when idle

When my computer is running idle with no programs running i can see unusual spikes in the processor and network activity in the system monitor. I has been like this for quite a while. It happens even ...
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Help in Using ClamAv

Hi guys I installed clamAV along with clamd. I ran this command sudo clamscan --infected --recursive /. My screen stuck with the attached screen since 4 hours. Help me to get with it.
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how to run an installation file

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 at a further PC and I am trying to install ESET antivirus software. The only information I could get from the firm is a file eset_nod32av_64bit_cs.linux, a note that I ...
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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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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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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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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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