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trusted antivirus downloading sites?

Postby carpenjaster » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:11 am

Which sites would everyone suggest downloading an antivirus prgm from? I know, linux no viruses, call me paranoid, I think its better safe than sorry. P.s. a site which downloads with an installer would be preffered. thank you.

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Re: trusted antivirus downloading sites?

Postby atlef » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:00 pm

Open up synaptic and search for clamtk, it will install clamav which is a Linux virus scanner. To run it you need to do this: ALT-F2 and enter gksu clamtk, because it needs root privileges.


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Re: trusted antivirus downloading sites?

Postby CavalierBob » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:37 pm

I did not know about Clamtk, that looks like a nice option, seems to have a clean GTK2 interface.

Some non-free as in freedom, but free as in beer options might be Avast Free for Linux: ... ition.html


AVG Free for Linux:

Both have .deb files available, so you can just download the files, right click on them, and install with the Gdebi installer. I checked the deb's for both apps and all dependencies are met, on my system. You may have to install some packages from the repo to install on your system (though I doubt it), but Gdebi will tell you which ones.

NOTE: I have not installed, nor used, either of these packages. I used Avast on my XP box and found it worked just fine for me.
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