Real time AV for linux

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Is there a free real time Antivirus scanner for linux( I know I don,t need it in reality but I just want to play a bit).
    Any options other than AVG and F-Prot?
    Thanks.
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    hi aigle,

    i dont know if these are free or paid, but dr.web does some linux solutions, but i dont know anything about it really, having never really used linux myself.

    either way, worth a look.

    http://download.drweb.com/unix/
     
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    F-Prot for Linux has a real-time monitor and it is free. I can't see anything else with a monitor, and F-Prot is not bad either, so why don't you use it? :)
     
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    Why do you need one? It is completely unessesary and just a waste of resources. Install only from the provided repositories or from the official websites, never log in as root, and always stay in user permissions. Done.

    But if you must...

    Antivir was in charge of developping an open-source module for the linux kernel that allows most on-demand scanners to work on-access. So, antivir definetely has an on-access scanner, just you will have to recompile your kernel with the support built in (way too much of a PITA if you ask me)

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    Perhaps aigle wants to exchange files with Windows systems. So, infected files aren´t going to harm Linux, but Windows systems are at risk.
     
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    Ya, thanks
     
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    Ok, will see. Thanks
     
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    This Antivir PE clasic for linux is not real time?
     

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    It,s one reason too.
     
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    BTW how is Arcavir? Any body used it?
     
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    Have never seen tests on ArcaVir and is very uncommon for someone to use it. I am not sure if it runs on Linux
     
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    Used it in the past and found its trojan detection rate to be good. Its engine is definitely very good, but its detection rates are still not good enough overall, plus the heuristic engine generates a few FPs sometimes. If they work on adding signatures, they can be very good. :)
     
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    Vexira makes one, and has been for a while. I believe it's integrated with Linspire, as well.

    www.centralcommand.com
     
  14. Pedro

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    That's a genuine concern for me. I don't want to infect my friends' pc:doubt:
     
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    So anybody knows about Antivir if it is real time or on demand scanner only?

    Thanks.
     
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    You need to the dazuko module. It was as Alphaultra said developed by Avira. Although in the tutorial I found no kernel recompile is needed. Just read this.
    Its an tutorial for Ubuntu, but it should proberly also work with other distros.
     
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    You still make a module (which then gets inserted into the kernel), and I prefer my kernel to be monolithic (everything loaded in so no modules), so that meant a newly compiled kernel for me :p .

    Cheers,

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