I've tried both Avast and AVG (both free) but none seems to work. They don't even load at login.
You Don't need antivirus...most of the software's you will be installing in fedora will be from Repository.Also Many antivirus works on windows(.exe files) so just think about avoiding Spam not Virus if ur using Linux.
You don't need an Anti Virus software when using Fedora. Fedora is highly secure due to SELinux and the Linux permissions system, so you shouldn't worry about viruses.
All available Linux anti-virus software scans for Windows viruses, not for Linux ones (which barely exist).
If you install software from trusted sources only, you'll be fine. Don't worry.
answered 2012-09-30 04:02:19 +0000
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Alot of the people use DUALBOOT so win and linux, so have't you all thought aboat that, that he wants an antivirus for linux cos of windows? for to scan windows partitions.
Me myself i'm installing my new Fedora 18 on a usb 3, read130mb/s write110mb/s 64 gig flash drive and using it on my friends and other windows mashines to clean them up without tuching theyr systems. Some wiruses cannot be removed when in use, like rootkits and so one..
I saw the peformance boost on my old flash drive allready, so on the fast flash it will be lightning. I recomend. With all the programs u need it uses at most 15 gb, and all ur documents can be on your hdd on ur computer... U can write a script that detects on user login is the documents drive on that computer that ur using atm, if not it saves on the default path so on the usb on documents folder, if it detects the doc hdd and there are foles on the usb doc filders it will move them to the corresponding folders on the drive.
here is my solution, have used it and scanned and found viruses and removed them too, works perfect (even on a Live Fedora USB):
wget -vP "/tmp/" "http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation-1.3.0-1.i586.rpm"
yum install -y compat-expat1
rpm -ivh "/tmp/avast4workstation-1.3.0-1.i586.rpm"
rm -Ivfr "/tmp/avast4workstation-1.3.0-1.i586.rpm"
echo 'sysctl -w kernel.shmmax=128000000' >> ~/.bash_profile | $a >> /etc/sysctl.conf
And homepage = http://www.avast.com/linux-home-edition
(i have not jet tested them but found some linux av's out for my usb flash drive fix-box-set):
F-PROT - Antivirus scanning engine for primary, a system of internal heuristics devised to search for unknown viruses. http://www.f-prot.com/products/home_use/linux/
Avira Free Antivirus - entry-level antivirus eliminates many forms of malware, including worms, rootkits and costly dialers. http://www.avira.com/en/download/product/avira-free-antivirus
Whether an antivirus software is free or not has almost no correlation with its quality. We can find plenty of good reasons to choose a free antivirus software's, and plenty of good reasons to go with a paid antivirus software's. Free antivirus software has one main advantage - its PRICE. The free programs typically offer the basics, such as a simple search and destroy of malware. This is also its limitation too, as the free version usually only protects your system from viruses, and does not offer the comprehensive protection you may require. As you progress through the different types of protection, more advanced features can be added on. Moreover, one of the biggest drawbacks to going with a free antivirus software is the lack of technical support. More about...Antivirus
For the people that say that viruses does not affect LINUX see this news
Therefore here are some linux antivirus tools
and here is a review of 6 antivirus review to help you choose
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