Ubuntu Security :: None Windows Computers Firewall And Anti-virus Program?
Feb 28, 2011
I tried to ask this question in the other thread but the admin was saying to me that my other thread here [URL]..( it was not very much the subject of the thread ) People that use Unix,Mac OSX or any Linux OS all none windows do you need anti-virus program like Norton or Kaspersky? And same with firewall like ZoneAlarm and Comodo ?
Some people say you do not need a anti-virus program like Norton or Kaspersky or any firewall.Other people say you do and some say that Unix and Mac OSX have built in firewall.
And if on uses windows use ZoneAlarm or Comodo has it does alot more than windows firewall and router firewall. Note the admin saying the other thread was why windows get more malware and not very much the subject of the thread to post there.
This might be a very stupid questions, but I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if there are any antivirus software for Linux?I know that it normally is not something that is needed, but in the company where I work they have a policy saying that every OS must have a realtime anti virus program installed on the pc's with automatic updates.
I want to make a anti-virus Linux to put on a USB drive for use with other computers that have viruses. The only problem is I have no idea how to do this. CLI-only should be fine (if there are any CLI anti-virus programs). So is there something I can get that's already made for this or should I get a regular distro and remove everything I don't want and install what I do? What tools should I get.? Also, a link to instructions on installing on a USB drive would be helpful (I also plan on putting some LiveUSB's on the same drive,
I am brand new to Linux.I was wondering if there is an anti-virus software that runs under Linux (Ubuntu Live), that can scan Windows files and get rid of the viruses?I ask this as I had a trojan that was detected, but could not be deleted under Windows; I had to us Ubuntu live to delete it, which seemed to have worked.
I have a Cent OS dedicated server, not sure what version though as I'm new to Linux. How do I find out what version I have? Is there an anti virus or security package that I can install on my server which can use Cron Jobs to do a scan every 12 hours.
My Ubuntu 9.10 is intalled on a partition on my computer HDD. The other partition OS is Windows XP. My Windows uses McAfee as the antiviral program. Granted that linux is at a much less risk for viruses, some still apparently can slide through on incoming emails from Windows computers.
1) Will my Windows partition McAfee protect the entire computer? 2) If not, suggestions for an anti-viral program?
I want to setup a Linux Fedora based Anti-Virus & Anti-Spam Server on my LAN. I have more than 60 Windows users with Proxy Squid running on LAN. Our Email server is hosted on the Internet. Because of virus/spam generate problem, emails are worst affected & the users have a lot of problem on Email, as the outlook gives error. It happens when a PC generates Spam & our IP gets blocked by the ISP for some time. Thats why I want to setup an Anti VIRUS/SPAM Firewall on my LAN (before the Squid), so these spams do not go past the Internet Gateway.Hope u guys understand my problem & suggest some useful links, software & documentations.
I am running Windows XP in VirtualBox. I generally only use it for iTunes and some light browsing occassionally. Downloads only occur on iTunes, but it does have internet access. And my wife will still only use Windows, so if she uses this particular machine it is available to her, and she occassionally goes to facebook on this machine.
Should I install an anti-virus? Is it really necessary? I am pretty certain my Linux install would be unaffected even if a virus or other malware did occur in VirtualBox.
As a completely new user of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, I will no doubt be asking some pretty basic questions, first. in Evolution Mail I am unable to get in or out it merely shows waiting, as Firefox is workingI am connected to the net (hard-wired to broadband wireless router), suspect I put dud info. in the initial set-up, but cannot find how to edit or re-enter these parameters.
Secondly on looking for AVG anti-virus progs on the internet, I find that there are several prefixes which one is for this version?
I'm looking for a bootable (livecd) cd that will perform an antivirus scan on a computer without needing an internet connection. It should have its latest virus signatures included so I can simply download and burn it. I've seen [URL].. suggested in various questions asked here, but that post is from 2008.
Bitdefender rescue cd Trinity rescue kit (TRK) Panda SafeCD
I am trying to find a PCI compliant anti-virus that will scan uploads automatically for the debian lenny operating system. We are running the OS as a server with kernel 2.6.24 I am trying to avoid ClamAV as it is a pretty big system hog.
Am working as net admin in an institute.. I have Leased Line connection with Public IP? I configured Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as Internet Server. I successfully Configured squid and as well as Internet Gateway in my Internet Server.. All are working fine in my client PC environment.. I have one Series Problem in my all Windows Client Pc.. When I try to surf Microsoft and Any Anti-virus site through squid(port no 3128) is fine?but when I try to surf the same Microsoft or any anti virus site through Linux Internet gateway then I got ?Page can not be displayed error?? but all other sites are surfed well through Gateway.. I felt some spy ware is attacked in my All windows Client PC.. So only it ll block Microsoft or any anti virus site through Linux Internet gateway(default port 80
Advised on another forum to install XP pro then Linux on HD. Decided to try it. Not that savy with computers and have a mini-laptop in addition to desktop that was attacked. Virus cause most programs to fail. Disc was nearly full (250GB) so I'm buying a refurbed Seagate (500GB) and need to learn to back up files onto flash drive or something. Lost a lot of photos and emails that were good reference material. Heard a lot about Linux so I'm going to give it a try.
My machine that is running Windows XP got a virus a few months ago. Keep in mind I have NEVER used Internet Explorer.
Symptoms when CONNECTED to the internet: My volume is turned down on start-up. When the volume is on the internet explorer "clicking" noise plays frequently. In task manager there are two "iexplore.exe" processes running. As soon as I kill them they will start up again. They aren't taking up copious amounts of memory, but they are still very present. If left on for long enough pop-ups will start appearing.
Symptoms when NOT CONNECTED to the internet: None.
What I've done: I've ran a handful of the free Anti-Virus programs, e.g., AVG, ComboFix, avast!, and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
I believe the name of the virus is "PC Defender 2010". This has self-installed, causing popups attempting to convince the user that there is a security flaw, and that they should upgrade to the advanced version. I have looked this up, and it is definitely a virus. The virus creates a shortcut with a target in the AppData folder named defender.exe. When I went to search for this file, after having set it to show hidden files and folder, I looked in the folder, and found nothing by the name of defender.exe. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to find this file, if it even exists, and then remove the virus all together from the computer. Ideally these solutions will be executable from Windows, as the user is rather afraid of linux.
I know that there is little need for me to install an anti-virus etc - but - I was thinking, it is a good idea to scan folders and files that I send to colleagues that run windows.Whats the best way and programme to do this? I guess I simply install an AV programme and thats it!
I believe it is a keylogger because my Facebook account has been hacked, I believe my email has as well. I heard that even if you reformat a harddrive, the virus could still sit there and apparently that is what happened to me. how to be rid of it and keep my security. I installed RKhunter and Chkrootkit. Rkhunter reports warning files while checking my filesystem. I can post a log if need be.
Lately, I've found 2-3 times an .exe file with a random name in my /home, and another data file with a random name as well. I'm a user of wine, but none of the programs that I use seems to be the cause. Last time it happened I sent it to virustotal.com, and this is the result: [URL].. So, this is clearly a virus. The two files show "nobody" in the proprietary field and "none" as group. What can I do to track down the cause? Also, telepathy-butterfly likes to hog 100% of CPU lately, and all I can do is killing it: is someone exploiting a vulnerability? if so, why the hell would he drop a win32 virus?
What is a good IP filter/firewall program? Seeing as how I like free softwares, I download a lot of torrents. When I was using Windows, I used PeerBlock (the newer fork of PeerGuardian), however, it's not available for Linux. What would be a good alternative for this in Linux? I tried iplist as it has a GUI, and it was extremely buggy and blocked random web pages even after I put them on the exceptions list. And MoBlock has no GUI from I understand, nor has it been updated in years.