Antivirus

Does Linux needs antivirus

Does Linux needs antivirus?   Using Windows OS without an updated AntiVirus is not really responsible. Many users though who switch to a Linux Distro like Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Manjaro or Fedora, ask them self’s if Linux needs antivirus . The short answer is no, and we’re going to see why. What is a virus, or else, a malware? In order for us to understand why an antivirus isn’t necessary in Linux it’s important to understand first how a virus/Trojan/key logger/work/whatever kind of malware works.

ClamTK 5.20 Clam Antivirus released

ClamTk 5.20 Clam Antivirus recently released, is an open source desktop application that provides users with a graphical user interface for Clam AntiVirus virus scanner application that runs on Linux-based operating systems. ClamTk uses Perl and Gtk libraries and it’s designed to be an easy-to-use, lightweight, on-demand antivirus scanner for Linux systems. It has been ported to Fedora, Debian, RedHat, openSUSE, ALT Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS, Gentoo, Archlinux, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, Frugalware, FreeBSD, and others ClamTk 5.

ClamAV 0.99 AntiVirus Released for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows

ClamAV 0.99 AntiVirus recently released, contains major new features and changes. YARA rules, Perl Compatible Regular Expressions, revamped on-access scanning for Linux, and other new features join the many great features of ClamAV: Processing of YARA rules (some limitations- see signatures.pdf). Support in ClamAV logical signatures for many of the features added for YARA, such as Perl Compatible Regular Expressions, alternate strings, and YARA string attributes. See signatures.

Install ClamTK 5.09 AntiVirus on Ubuntu 14.04

ClamTk is an open source desktop application that provides users with a graphical user interface for Clam AntiVirus virus scanner application that runs on Linux-based operating systems. ClamTk uses Perl and Gtk libraries and it’s designed to be an easy-to-use, lightweight, on-demand antivirus scanner for Linux systems. It has been ported to Fedora, Debian, RedHat, openSUSE, ALT Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS, Gentoo, Archlinux, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, Frugalware, FreeBSD, and others ClamTk changes since 5.

Install BitDefender Antivirus in Ubuntu

Linux as its known to be virus free but can we guaranty that its fully secured. I believe the threat to a Linux machine is not necessarily external threat but more of internal threat (user). How often do we scan our USB devices for viruses? Maybe never for most of us. This post is focused on one of the most competitive antivirus application out in the market (BitDefender). BitDefender was founded in 2001 and was developed by a Romania-based software company Softwin.