What's a good Real Time Linux AV

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by x942, Aug 19, 2011.

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  1. x942

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    I am looking for a good (and free) Linux AV. I need it to run real time and on-access, I also prefer if it has a gui or at the very least an icon to show it is running. I am using F-Prot right now but no GUI or icon. If I can't find anything free I may buy ESET but sadly it forces you to disable SeLinux.

    I am running Fedora 15 KDE and Gentoo (Latest).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    thanks

    EDIT: Woops wrong forum. Can a mod please move this to the Unix forums? Thanks!
    x942
     
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  2. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    What do you want with an AV in Linux? It is not needed.
     
  3. adam993

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    I tested Bitdefender for Unices, with realtime protection. Using AV with realtime protection on Linux (especially on Fedora :ninja: ) - nonsense...
    If you have SELinux and iptables enabled, you're fine :)
    but if you want to scan Windows directories and removable disks, try Avast for Linux or ClamAV. These programs are good :)
     
  4. mack_guy911

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    @x942

    please see that hope it help

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=265473

    edit you need to type for $bdgui to get gui mode at 1st time to get gui

    right now i am using bitdefender in Scientific Linux 6.1

    also rkhunter and chkrootkit are given in repositories but they are not gui

    easy to use

    rkhunter -c
    and

    chkrootkit
     
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  5. Ranget

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    if you find any PM with it name

    what about avast o_O
     
  6. codylucas16

    codylucas16 Registered Member

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    Bringing your Windows mindset to Linux is wrong. Don't do it. You do not need an Antivirus on linux systems. At most, you just need a firewall and you're set.

    Malware for linux is very rare, and when one is released, the vulnerability it exploits is usually patched in hours.

    Installing any anti virus program on Linux is just a waste of resources.
     
  7. Technical

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    It's only on demand on Linux (not resident).
    But the virus definitions are the same as for Windows, so the detection rate should be the same.
     
  8. x942

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    Thank you for the link! Already using Chkrootkit and rkhunter they are awesome.

    The reason I am looking for an AV is because the computer in question is a share for Windows I put all of my downloads on it (and use it a browser via Remote access/vnc). I only need one folder scanned in RT.
     
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  10. x942

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    Thank you! That works pretty well. I have made a script and cron job to auto scan my share folder every 30 min. I basically use this as a secure browser as I said by using SSH x forwarding now. (used to use vnc).
     
  11. Ranget

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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    i don't know why but idon't feel In control when using linux

    Maybe cuz i'm noob

    anyway it's good to get the false sense of security
     
  12. Judge Dee

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    The longer you use it, the more you'll realize the massive amount of control you do have with Linux.

    Nah. It's real. :)
     
  13. x942

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    No doubt. I have ran several Linux servers and Never once have they been compromised while the MS one have. Linux is inherently more secure partially because of it's true user separation that windows has lacked up till windows 7. Windows is doing a lot better but still needs to play catch up. Specially with SeLinux.
     
  14. Hungry Man

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    There is no malware threat for linux. There are vulnerabilities and other issues but in terms of needing a blacklist for malicious software... there's just no point.

    I suggest you look into securing the programs you have on the computer from vulnerabilities etc since an AV is the LAST thing you'll need.

    EDIT: I see you are dual booting. Why not simply set the downloads folder to be restricted in Windows via integrity and applocker?
     
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