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I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by TursonX » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:47 pm

HI.
I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware as alternative to virustotal.com scanning online.
I usually testing apk old files downloading to PC, to then move to Android devices.

I installed 'clamtk' from ubuntu repositories, but I denote it's an old version 4.45. Its scanning operation is a bit slow to my pc.
Which version is the right one for Linux Mint 17.3 (Ubuntu 14.0.4)?
Clamtk recent version from official site is 5.26: https://dave-theunsub.github.io/clamtk/

I was testing 'clamav' before, but to get antivirus updates, using command 'sudo freshclam', I got this error in process:

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Mon Sep 24 13:21:03 2018 -> ClamAV update process started at Mon Sep 24 13:21:03 2018
Mon Sep 24 13:21:04 2018 -> main.cvd is up to date (version: 58, sigs: 4566249, f-level: 60, builder: sigmgr)
Mon Sep 24 13:21:05 2018 -> nonblock_connect: connect(): fd=4 errno=101: Network is unreachable
[b]Mon Sep 24 13:21:05 2018 -> Can't connect to port 80 of host db.local.clamav.net (IP: 2400:cb00:2048:1::6810:ba8a)[/b]
Mon Sep 24 13:21:05 2018 -> Downloading daily-24975.cdiff [100%]
Mon Sep 24 13:21:07 2018 -> Downloading daily-24976.cdiff [100%]
Mon Sep 24 13:21:07 2018 -> Downloading daily-24977.cdiff [100%]
Mon Sep 24 13:21:07 2018 -> Downloading daily-24978.cdiff [100%]
Mon Sep 24 13:21:07 2018 -> Downloading daily-24979.cdiff [100%]
Mon Sep 24 13:21:08 2018 -> Downloading daily-24980.cdiff [100%]
Mon Sep 24 13:21:08 2018 -> Downloading daily-24981.cdiff [100%]
Mon Sep 24 13:21:13 2018 -> daily.cld updated (version: 24981, sigs: 2098679, f-level: 63, builder: neo)
Mon Sep 24 13:21:13 2018 -> bytecode.cvd is up to date (version: 327, sigs: 91, f-level: 63, builder: neo)
Mon Sep 24 13:21:19 2018 -> Database updated (6665019 signatures) from db.local.clamav.net (IP: 104.16.186.138)
[b]Mon Sep 24 13:21:19 2018 -> !NotifyClamd: Can't find or parse configuration file /etc/clamav/clamd.conf[/b]
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by administrollaattori » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:01 pm

I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware
What for?

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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:13 pm

you do not need antivirus/antimalware with linux operating systems...it is not designed like windows...i have provided a link below so you can read up on the reasons why they are not needed with linux and how they actually decrease your security when you try to use them with linux...DAMIEN

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... t/security
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by JerryF » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:14 pm

I think both of you miss the point of the OP's intent. It's not for the system. It's to scan apk files that have been downloaded.
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by phd21 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:31 pm

Hi TursonX,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It is common knowledge that Linux users do not need an anti-virus or anti-malware application(s) installed and it is not recommended unless you are frequently exchanging files with MS Windows or Mac users or downloading a lot of files or supporting MS Windows or Mac users.

There are some really good bootable (from DVD or USB stick) antivirus rescue options to check your system. And, there are antivirus applications other than ClamAV that can be installed, if you really need it. My Linux Mint 18.3 system has what appears to be their current version from the Mint Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM).

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clamscan --version
ClamAV 0.100.1/24982/Mon Sep 24 14:50:27 2018
Need for an antivirus.? - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=238726&hilit=maldet


Scan Ubuntu 18.04 For Viruses With ClamAV - LinuxConfig.org
https://linuxconfig.org/scan-ubuntu-18- ... ith-clamav

===============================================================================

How to install and run Android Apps (APKs) on Linux with Shashlik
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how ... -shashlik/

How to Run Android Apps and Games on Linux
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/run-andro ... mes-linux/

3 Ways to Emulate Android Apps on Linux
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by silfox2000 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:11 pm

TursonX wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:47 pm
I installed 'clamtk' from ubuntu repositories, but I denote it's an old version 4.45. Its scanning operation is a bit slow to my pc.
ClamAV has very low detection rate and most probably none for android viruses. You can install any free antivirus on your phone instead, which for sure is designed to detect Android viruses. I use bitdefender which scans the storage and monitor for installations.
In your case I would use just virustotal which uses 64 scanning engines (ClamAV is one of them) and do not needs "alternative".

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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by administrollaattori » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:37 am

silfox2000 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:11 pm
You can install any free antivirus on your phone instead, which for sure is designed to detect Android viruses. I use bitdefender which scans the storage and monitor for installations.
With Android "Antiviruses", a treatment can be worse than a disease. :wink:
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by catweazel » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:05 am

TursonX wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:47 pm
HI.
I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware as alternative to virustotal.com scanning online.
I usually testing apk old files downloading to PC, to then move to Android devices.
The important thing is the virus definitions but if you need the latest clamav then you'll need to download it and install it: https://dave-theunsub.github.io/clamtk/

That said, I have no idea how effective it will be in detecting android threats. Looking at the error messages, your clamav is misconfigured. I don't it so I can't help there.
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by Pjotr » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:07 am

silfox2000 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:11 pm
In your case I would use just virustotal which uses 64 scanning engines (ClamAV is one of them)
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by sgtor » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:42 am

Pjotr wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:07 am
silfox2000 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:11 pm
In your case I would use just virustotal which uses 64 scanning engines (ClamAV is one of them)
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by Pippin » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:15 am

There exist more up to date AV defenitions for ClamAV:
https://www.sanesecurity.com/
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by phd21 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:01 am

Hi Pippin, & Anyone Else,

When you install the "clamav" packages there is another package called "clamav-unofficial-sigs" that anyone can install from the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" which I think includes the "sanesecurity" signatures (virus and malware definitions). If it does not, then how does a Linux user install the "sanesecurity" signatures and keep them up to date?

FYI-1: "Bitdefender" has a Linux Client that can be installed and works well. "Sophos" and "Comdo" have fully integrated anti-virus and anti-malware systems that can be installed and used. But, only install one of these if you really need it. Always run the updates first for any anti-virus and anti-malware software before doing any scans (automatic with ClamAV using "freshclam" or LMD "Linux Malware Detect"). I would highly recommend backing up first before installing any "real-time" fully integrated anti-virus software just in case. And like all fully integrated "real time" anti-virus software including the "clamav" (daemon) running all the time (if you install that), they can slow down your system and there is a risk that the software may have a "false positive" on some system or application files and if you have auto-delete or auto-quarantine enabled they could be deleted which could render your system unstable or actually crash it; you can run these apps without auto-delete or auto-quarantine enabled and read the results reports after scans and then easily delete or quarantine any "bad" files if needed. It is highly recommended that users of ClamAV and possibly other anti-virus software disable the PUA options (Potentially Unwanted Applications) as well.

FYI-2: Operator of VirusTotal Like Malware-Scanning Service Jailed for 14 Years (Sept. 2018)
https://thehackernews.com/2018/09/scan4 ... 09rj3.14jq


ClamAV Unofficial Signatures: Sanesecurity download script: linux
- see scripts at bottom? I think the "clamav-unofficial-sigs" package already does this.
https://sanesecurity.com/usage/linux-scripts/

Hope this helps ...
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by Pippin » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:20 am

Please see here for "clamav-unofficial-sigs":
https://github.com/extremeshok/clamav-unofficial-sigs
The clamav-unofficial-sigs script provides a simple way to download, test, and update third-party signature databases provided by Sanesecurity, FOXHOLE, OITC, Scamnailer, BOFHLAND, CRDF, Porcupine, Securiteinfo, MalwarePatrol, Yara-Rules Project, etc. The script will also generate and install cron, logrotate, and man files.
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by TursonX » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:38 pm

Excuse me friends. I unistalled Clam AV and Clam TK from official repositories.
These apps work Horrible. Too Slow. This issue would be unacceptable to Antivirus on windowns.
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by MrGrimm » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:15 pm

administrollaattori wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:01 pm
I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware
What for?
that's like a mac user saying what for. while it's rare to get malware or viruses on a mac or in linux it still does happen. i have clamav in and would love a good malware detector as well.
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by phd21 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:29 pm

HI MrGrimm,

ClamAV can be enhanced using LMD (Linux Malware Detect), see my previous replies and the links in them (Need for an antivirus.?).

The only reason I have any anti-virus anti-malware installed is that I frequently help others who sometimes have multiple files, and or large files, that I want to check first before using them without booting up to a bootable anti-virus anti-malware rescue CD/DVD or USB stick of those applications and the online "virustotal" requires uploading the files which take too long. I also have BitDefender installed. I do not have these running in "real-time" always running mode. I have tried Sophos and it installs works well. If you frequently download, or upload, or exchange any type of files with MS Windows users or Mac users, or download various files from the Internet (like torrent files, etc...), then having an anti-virus anti-malware application installed can be helpful.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by MrGrimm » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:08 pm

phd21 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:29 pm
HI MrGrimm,

ClamAV can be enhanced using LMD (Linux Malware Detect), see my previous replies and the links in them (Need for an antivirus.?).

The only reason I have any anti-virus anti-malware installed is that I frequently help others who sometimes have multiple files, and or large files, that I want to check first before using them without booting up to a bootable anti-virus anti-malware rescue CD/DVD or USB stick of those applications and the online "virustotal" requires uploading the files which take too long. I also have BitDefender installed. I do not have these running in "real-time" always running mode. I have tried Sophos and it installs works well. If you frequently download, or upload, or exchange any type of files with MS Windows users or Mac users, or download various files from the Internet (like torrent files, etc...), then having an anti-virus anti-malware application installed can be helpful.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

Post by phd21 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:41 pm

Hi MrGrimm,

You are welcome...
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