Anti Virus for Ubuntu

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Noob, Dec 28, 2009.

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  1. Noob

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    Anyone have suggestions?

    Currently i'm using Avast, tried to install Avira (but i'm kinda FAIL) so i gave up.
    Anyone uses Ubuntu and have recommendations xD

    I know Ubuntu doesn't needs an antivirus (that's what the website says), but as a Wilder Security member you know i can't let this happen :D :cool: :ninja:
     
  2. Martijn2

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    Do you have a Windows OS on the same system? Otherwise it's rather useless since they will only detect Windows malware.

    Anyway, already tried Bitdefender? They have a free version for linux.

    Edit: couldn't find the download on the official website. F-prot also has a free linux version: http://www.f-prot.com/products/home_use/linux/

    Otherwise I would stay with Avast, nothing wrong with that ;)
     
  3. CogitoTesting

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    The only thing I could recommend is ClamAV. However, you do not need an anti-virus, only a firewall.
     
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  4. Noob

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    It's in a dual boot mode on my second HDD xD
    I'm kinda new to Ubuntu :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Noob

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    What firewall options we have? :D
     
  7. Martijn2

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    Linux has a built in firewall (IPtables), no need to install one ;)
     
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    pretty sure avast also has a linux version.
     
  9. codylucas16

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    I've never found it necessary to use an AV with linux but I would recommend Clam AV
     
  10. Judge Dee

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    Yes, it does. (On demand only).
     
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    My suggestion would be to take their word for it that you don't need antivirus. The time you spend dorking around with an AV that you don't need could be used more creatively, e.g., learning something about how your system works, customizing it the way you want it and finding and installing apps that are actually useful.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Welcome to the brave and exciting world of Unix avatars :D
     
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  16. coolbuy

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    You don't need an antivirus for ubuntu for now
     
  17. Spiral123

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    can I add my 2 cents to this also...
     
  18. Noob

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    I don't really know how to use Ubuntu, that's why i said i FAILED!! installing Avira xD
    Maybe with time i'll get used to it :D
     
  19. mack_guy911

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    you dont need a antivirus for linux but to scan window machine form linux its a great tool you can install avast and bitdefender both and many other at a same time

    as far as i am using both on my fedora you can download deb pakages of bitdefender form thier site and i use it to scan my windows machine

    bitdefender deb download link

    http://download.bitdefender.com/
     
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