is there a free antivirus for ubuntu 10.10?

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  1. mantra

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    Hi
    is there a free antivirus for ubuntu ?

    maybe with a database that include windows virus , and that could remove malware

    i'm looking for a free solution

    i know avast and avg have a linux version but don't know how good they are under ubuntu

    thanks
    cheers
     
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    The scanner capability and the virus definitions of the avast linux version are the same as windows ones. Go ahead :)
    You know, linux antivirus for pc (not servers) are only on demand (generally).
     
  3. mantra

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    thanks Technical
    is there only avast?

    ps.it's off topic , will avast keep the ugly white box in the pop ups?
     
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    mantra, type bitdefender in the search box. :D
     
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    please check the link again its free for personal use
     
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    Re: ..

    Yes. We, users, complained. But they want that way to generate more site traffic.
     
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    good
    that's why i did not buy avast and i did buy eset again :thumbd:
     
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    Wow... Because a white message in the popup? :eek:
    You can even disable the whole popup...
    I can't see this as a reason for choosing an antivirus program...
     
  12. mantra

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    well
    do you know it started to use avast @ v2?
    i guess i have still the dos floppy disks

    now avast is very famous , but in the past the develop team take care about the clients , now they do what they want

    i don't like this
     
  13. x942

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    Although not free Eset Nod32 for linux is excellent. There is a free trial available.

    I used ClamAV before but it's out of date normally. Besides that you should grab rkhunter and chkrootkit from the repo's as the majority of attacks (malware) on linux are rootkits.
     
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    Well... I don't think the support get worse since than. Really, on contrary.
     
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