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Old 27th April 2005, 04:50 PM
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AVG Anti-virus for windows & Linux
www.grifsoft.com
avglinux-7.0-15_avi0463.i386.rpm < linux version As well as a few others there

Personal Note
On my desktop I use to have XP Pro with Norton Anti-virus. I turned off the anti-virus for a few days and left the PC exposed to the internet. I then ran Norton and it found 65 vuiruses and other crap that infected the PC. I then Downloaded AVG and ran that after norton said it had cleaned everything and I had manually gone through the registry and deleted any reference to the infected files. AVG spotted 6 more malicious applications running on my Desktop. So as you might be able to tell, Spending the $50 a year for Nortion B.S. kinda ticked me off. So in the end, I Nuked the drive ( dariks Boot N Nuke) And installed Fedora I run AVG on my Notebook that is dual booted with FC3 as well.
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Old 27th April 2005, 05:22 PM
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Below is a whole bunch of linux AV packages reviewed by Virus Buletin on RH9 in April 2005. I've posted it more as a list of packages available than an indication of their comparative performance. Of course most of these are scanning for and detecting windows viruses but they will no doubt add linux viruses to their databases as and when they become available.

http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archives/tests.xml?200504

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Alwil (Avast!)
Status: PASS
Product name: Alwil Avast! 1.0.8.2

Avira
Status: PASS
Product name: Avira 1.1.3-17

CAT QuickHeal
Status: PASS
Product name: CAT Quick Heal X Gen 7.03

Doctor Web (formerly DialogueScience)
Status: PASS
Product name: Doctor Web Dr.Web for Linux 4.32.2

Eset (NOD32)
Status: PASS
Product name: Eset NOD32 2.03

F-Secure
Status: PASS
Product name: F-Secure Anti-Virus 4.62

Frisk (F-Prot)
Status: PASS
Product name: F-Prot Antivirus 3.16.6

Grisoft (AVG)
Status: PASS
Product name: Grisoft AVG 7 Anti-Virus 7.0.15

H+BEDV (AntiVir)
Status: PASS
Product name: H+BEDV Antivir 2.1.3-17

Kaspersky
Status: PASS
Product name: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0.3.0 build 15

McAfee Inc. (formerly Network Associates)
Status: PASS
Product name: McAfee LinuxShield 1.1.0.665.i686

MicroWorld (eScan)
Status: FAIL
Product name: eScan Antivirus 1.0A

Norman
Status: PASS
Product name: Norman Virus Control 5.70.01

Softwin (BitDefender)
Status: PASS
Product name: SOFTWIN BitDefender 1.6.2-0

Sophos
Status: FAIL
Product name: Sophos SWEEP 3.91.0

Trend Micro (PC-cillin)
Status: PASS
Product name: Trend ServerProtect 2.452.00 7.510

VirusBuster
Status: FAIL
Product name: VirusBuster VirusBuster 2005 1.1.1
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Old 27th April 2005, 06:17 PM
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It is nice to have the information in one place.
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Old 27th April 2005, 06:39 PM
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Would you recommend some?
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Old 28th April 2005, 02:04 AM
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Wow, AVG on Linux!! AVG has been my windows stalwart anti-virus for several years now. Thanks Fedora Jim, that has made my day.

I wonder how its performance compares with Clam AV, since Clam seems to be the linux default?

Kerry.
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Old 28th April 2005, 01:37 PM
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Would you recommend some?
Sorry FT, I've never run any AV on Linux, only Windows.

Generally I would recommend anything based on the Kaspersky engine in terms of general detection rates (Kaspersky, F-Secure), but I have no idea what their linux implimentations are like.

I guess a lot will depend on your intended usage, ie for protecting a linux mail server or samba fileserver etc.

IMHO there's still no real need to be running AV on a Linux desktop/workstation setup.

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Old 3rd May 2005, 11:10 PM
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does my how-to fits into this topic?
http://www.fedora-nieuws.nl/document/security1.html

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Old 4th May 2005, 12:11 AM
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I put you as tip number 5, is that good for you Evert? Many thanks for your contribution, really

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Old 4th May 2005, 12:04 PM
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I read through your security document as well, and I will incorporate it in the morning once I get hoe. Thanks for the hard work, and for sharing it with the rest of us...
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Old 4th May 2005, 12:14 PM
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FedoraTomorrow a really great work so far.
But now as it is getting bigger, time has come to reorder it a bit. Your introduction was ok for an empty post and an empty thread. Now you should think about changing it a bit (read once more through it and you will and you will understand) And maybe it would be more sensefull to put the tipps in the beginning, as the newbies mostly read only the first few lines of a howto and there are rare cases when they come till the end.
But one more time great work.
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Old 4th May 2005, 05:35 PM
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Dear Ilja

I changed the introduction text and moved the tips on top, if you think of some better text, I don't mind you editting it also.

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Old 4th May 2005, 06:31 PM
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I put you as tip number 5, is that good for you Evert? Many thanks for your contribution, really

FT

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Old 4th May 2005, 06:32 PM
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Evert:

I read through your security document as well, and I will incorporate it in the morning once I get hoe. Thanks for the hard work, and for sharing it with the rest of us...

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Old 4th May 2005, 09:04 PM
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I changed the introduction text and moved the tips on top, if you think of some better text, I don't mind you editting it also.

FT
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Old 9th May 2005, 03:56 AM
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Trend Micro Housecall online virus scanner now has a java applet to go with it's previous ActiveX applet meaning it can now be used in linux too from a java enabled web browser like firefox

http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/cons...all_launch.php

I did a quick scan of my /home dir and it even found a few java trojans lurking in there

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