avast,bitdefender

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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    Do these antiviruses have working services all the time,or are they used to scan files on demand? Is it a good idea to install avast on linux to scan windows partition.
     
  2. linuxforall

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    Try Bit Defender, its better supported and its also x64.
     
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    Does it have a service running in the background,does it use sytem resources?
     
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    Only clam can be run as a service via a daemon, rest are all on demand.
     
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    clam+dazuko will do on access but problem is that clam doesn't have top notch detection.
     
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    Thanks for the answers,I will read the user's guide too.
     
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    On access AV in Linux, imo is not required. However, it's not a bad idea to scan your Windows partition now and again. Just use clam, it's easily installed from the ubuntu repos.
     
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    BTW, from the BitDefender manual I see that one can setup BD to scan incoming mails with Evolution. I tried it, but in my case it's not really necessary because I have never received a compromised mail. I use Evolution for 'serious' stuff and use Thunderbird to download only the headers so that I can see whether the mails are from a trusted source.
    If not I delete them. If they are what I want I download them in Evolution (serious stuff) or in Tbird ( casual not serious stuff).
    To setup BD in Evolution see the manual ..
    viz. create a shell script as follows (name it bdscanpipe):-
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    # BitDefender STDIN scanner integration script
    # Copyright (C) 1996-2008 BitDefender SRL. All rights reserved.
    # Place this script in your BitDefender installation directory
    # and name it bdscanpipe, such as:
    #   /opt/BitDefender-scanner/bin/bdscanpipe
    # Set some parameters
    BDSCAN=bdscan
    TMPFILE=/tmp/bdscanpipe_$$
    # Save the standard-input to a temporary file
    cat > $TMPFILE
    # Scan it with BitDefender and remember the exitcode
    $BDSCAN $TMPFILE
    EXIT=$?
    # Remove the temporary file and return the exitcode
    rm -f $TMPFILE
    exit $EXIT
    # End of the script
    I placed the script in /opt/BitDefender-scanner/bin and made it executable.
    After that open Evolution > Edit > Message Filters and add a Filter Rule 'Pipe to Program'
    Enter the path to the script file (/opt/BitDefender-scanner/bin/bdscanpipe) using "Browse"
    Then just do as per the sshot. I just repeated what the manual says so I hope it is the correct way.

    Evolution Edit Rule.png

    Tested - it works with eicar zip attachment, flagged with the colour I chose in Actions 'Assign Colours' Eicar test.png

    OR just scan Inbox like this from command line:- bdscan mail.mbox .evolution/mail/local/Inbox
     
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    After 30 day default trial period for BitDefender (free) expires, the prog. will prompt you to obtain a licence for free personal use (in the gui). Just click on the link and fill in the short form. An email with the new 365 day licence will follow. Once that's expired just do the same again. (Click 'Set new key' and enter the key supplied). Strange BitDefender flagged it's own email as compromised in Evolution - maybe the key numbers got to it :) )

    BitDefender Licence.png
     
  12. mack_guy911

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    one thing more i find

    ocky if you enter the key in root mode it ask again in user mode also update in root mode dont update the user mode you have to update as user mode as well same happen in avast

    # avast-update command for update to root and for scanning i use avast -c

    i use root in fedora for scanning so there are no permission problems and scan entire hardisk without problem its pretty fast
     
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  13. Ocky

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    mack_guy911, why can't I simply use sudo from command line ? e.g.
    sudo bdscan / --log=/home/user/bdscan.log --log-overwrite --verbose
    Seems to be fine here. Usually I only scan /home .. maybe once every 2/3 weeks.
     
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  14. mack_guy911

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    thanks yes i use sudo in ubuntu ocky

    but in fedora i prefer su more i scan once in month or 2 :D
     
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