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nofam
21-09-2009, 09:40 AM
Specifically for the custom Xandros build on Asus Eee netbooks.

A friend's one had (she thinks) McAfee, which expired recently.

:thumbs:

Speedy Gonzales
21-09-2009, 09:43 AM
Didnt know Linux had viruses or needed an AV program. I dont think you need one for Linux. Or one doesnt exist anyway

nofam
21-09-2009, 09:49 AM
Didnt know Linux had viruses or needed an AV program

:D

Bob Dylan must've got some malware on his Kubuntu box when he wrote 'The Times They Are A-changin'

It's actually mostly for spam, but I figure there's no harm in having a full A/V app.

Speedy Gonzales
21-09-2009, 09:55 AM
Looks like AVG make a version for linux, and Clam AV do. Altho neither will fix spam

Blam
21-09-2009, 10:00 AM
ClamAV.

kjaada
21-09-2009, 10:00 AM
There are AV,s included in available apps for most linux systems although they are not really needed.Guarddog is the usual Ubuntu one.

Erayd
21-09-2009, 02:53 PM
There are many A/V products for Linux, but they all scan for Windows viruses (so unless you're scanning stuff for later use in Windows, or you're using it on a mail gateway, there's no real point in having them).

If you're talking about rootkits that's a different story - rkhunter is the usual tool for detecting and removing these, but unless you're running publicly accessable servers it's unlikely you'll need it. Edit: chrootkit is another useful one.


There are AV,s included in available apps for most linux systems although they are not really needed.Guarddog is the usual Ubuntu one.Guarddog is a firewall configuration utility for iptables, it's not an A/V product.

CYaBro
21-09-2009, 02:59 PM
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-for-linux-workstation.html

Chilling_Silence
22-09-2009, 09:35 AM
Ah yes, but again, how many Linux Distro's ship with Outlook Express (Therefore needing to scan it), winmail.dat etc :D

hueybot3000
22-09-2009, 05:22 PM
I used avast, not sure if it actually did anything but i think linux is pretty good for viruses anyway

Erayd
22-09-2009, 06:25 PM
I used avast, not sure if it actually did anything but i think linux is pretty good for viruses anyway
Unless you're looking for Windows viruses, there's no point - there simply aren't any Linux viruses out there to look for.