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    Talking can we have any antivirus tool in linux?


    hi.;;

    i am linux newbie earlier i used to windows XP get vexed up with bloody virus

    so switched to unbuntu its awesoem especially compiz

    no iam using both XP and ubuntu

    >for games i am forced to us XP
    but virus i snot letting me do that
    can we any software or tool so that we van scan our hard disk in linux and remove the virus

    >is it possible
    rocky

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    You can install clamav and scan your Windows partitions. You can use it to scan and clean the partition. You can install the clamav package and the avscan GUI package from the repositories through Synaptic.

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    A big second for bigtomrodney's recommendation. Clamav is the cat's meow for locating viruses on Windows partitions from Linux. A very effective tool and it's absolutely free! While in Windows, download and try Clamwin too which is also effective and free!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan View Post
    A big second for bigtomrodney's recommendation. Clamav is the cat's meow for locating viruses on Windows partitions from Linux. A very effective tool and it's absolutely free! While in Windows, download and try Clamwin too which is also effective and free!
    can any one can be more clear
    i am newbie don know much about what do u say
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    Open up Synaptic Package Manager by going to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager.

    You can then hit the search button and search for clamav. Just click on the packages I mentioned above (clamav and avscan) and then hit apply. They will be installed for you and you can run them to scan your system.

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    Virus

    U can download AVG its free on linux and i think its a good 1..
    Here is the download site AVG Free - Download installation files & documentation

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney View Post
    Open up Synaptic Package Manager by going to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager.

    You can then hit the search button and search for clamav. Just click on the packages I mentioned above (clamav and avscan) and then hit apply. They will be installed for you and you can run them to scan your system.
    i have installed clamav and avscan these both packages kani how to scan my hard disk
    should i have to use any commands for that
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXx-Enforcer View Post
    U can download AVG its free on linux and i think its a good 1..
    Here is the download site AVG Free - Download installation files & documentation
    can we have antivirus softs like nod32 or kaspersky or mccaffe for linux versions
    rocky

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    can any body wil answer thsi post ha
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    The best thing to do is check their websites for support. As mentioned above it's really not necessary at all, let alone going out and paying for support.

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