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 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
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