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    Linux Newbie jwf's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    Ontario, Canada

    scanning dowloaded files for worms

    Hi folks,
    I just downloaded an .zip file from the internet, transferred it to a memory key, rebooted into windows and just before executing an unzip command, I scanned it with AVAST (free virus program). This reported a worm was in the zip file. I deleted it. Here's my question:

    What program can I use in Linux (SUSE 9.1) to scan downloaded files as they are being received?


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    Trusted Penguin Dapper Dan's Avatar
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    Don't know about during, but after downloading you can use clamav.
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    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Birmingham - UK
    There's a KDE version as well called Klamav.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England

    Re: scanning dowloaded files for worms

    Quote Originally Posted by jwf
    ... I scanned it with AVAST (free virus program). This ...
    I'm pretty sure you mean "free anti-virus program", lol.

    Reminds me of the NTL stand they had in our local shopping precinct recently where they were advertising and (occasionally) selling broadband internet - the board had a big list of benefits, one of which said quite clearly "Free virus software". I believe 'em too...
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