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I was wondering if there was a utility or such, to scan the Ubuntu partition to ensure there are no bad-a$$ viruses or trojans or others....
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    Question Ubuntu Security Check ??


    I was wondering if there was a utility or such, to scan the Ubuntu partition to ensure there are no bad-a$$ viruses or trojans or others.

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    You can check out ClamAV:

    Clam AntiVirus

    I've never used it, but it's fairly popular among Linux users that feel like they need AV protection.
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    I don't know. Here is a partial quote from Wikipedia.org:

    Comparisons

    ClamAV is occasionally included in comparative tests against other antivirus products; some results are provided below. In response to low scores, some commentators with contrary experience have suggested that the testing procedures, which are often undocumented, do not represent a fair evaluation of the software.[5] In addition, ClamAV is often not included in mainstream tests, possibly due to there historically being no business to sponsor its inclusion.[6]

    * AV-Test (200[7]
    o On-demand: very poor
    o False positives: poor
    o On-access: poor
    o Response time: very good
    o Rootkits: very poor
    * Virus.gr (2007)[8]
    o ClamWin ranked 39th (out of 53)
    * Untangle (2007)
    o Ranked 2nd (out of 10)[9]
    That just doesn't sound too positive to me.

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    You can find some other options here:

    Anti-Virus | Linux App Finder

    I can't vouch for any of them since I've never used any of them, or even used an AV app under Linux at all for that matter.

    Hope you find what you are looking for.
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    Thanks for your replies, for sure. I will check those links out.

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