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I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

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'chris'
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I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

hi

I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux,
to scan all linux files and maybe use it in combination with a proxy server.

I have squid proxy server:

Squid Cache: Version 2.5.STABLE4

installed on SUSE 8.2

kind regards
chris
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

Many moons ago, I asked this very same question.

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=77096

There is one open source solution in the thread. I should have given the guy a bunny.

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Stuart Browne
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Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

There's actually a few available now. The one I use is 'clam' ( http://www.clamav.net/ ). It has many plugins, including sendmail milters, samba AV libs, and can be reasonably easily put into a sequid cache path.

There's documentation and helper applications listed onthe website.

There RPM's available, including one for their pattern auto-updater (called 'freshclam').
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NiCK_76
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Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

I use McAfee VirusScan Command Line for linux.It's very useful.And You can have a try
just for fun
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

@Nick
but can you scan with McAfee VirusScan Command Line ALL linux files ?



NiCK_76
Respected Contributor

Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

All file? All type of file? what's your mean?
I use it to scans email queue and file on samba everyday.
just for fun
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

I mean to scan ALL FILES (all types of files) in

/root /etc /home /usr /var /tmp

etc.


Ross Minkov
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Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

Chris,

Check the following web page for a list of free virus scanners -- http://www.freebyte.com/antivirus/#scanners

Personally, I'm using Sophos to scan UNIX/Linux Samba servers, but that's not free.

HTH,
Ross
NiCK_76
Respected Contributor

Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

@chris
yes, all files
just for fun
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

thanks to all !
Fred Ruffet
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Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

Chris,

Note that linux system itself doesn't need to be scanned. What you need to scan are samba shares, mails, and such files Windows can access. There are no viruses for windows (or nobody told me about).

Regards,

Fred
--

"Reality is just a point of view." (P. K. D.)
Ross Minkov
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Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux


Fred wrote:
> There are no viruses for windows ...

Fred,
I am sure you meant to write "There are no viruses for Linux"... ;-)

Chris,
Fred brought up very good point -- you don't need to scan for viruses Linux systems that do not handle files coming from Windows. Usually that means unless your Linux system is a Samba server or a mail server you don't need to scan it for viruses.

Ross
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux

my 5 linux server are:
proxy , DNS, samba, print server, webserver

and how can I setup Clam to scan:
mail, proxy and samba files from cron ?

Ross Minkov
Esteemed Contributor

Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux


Chris,

See http://www.clamav.net/doc/latest/clamdoc.pdf

There is a good description there on how to configure it.

Regards,
Ross
Ranjith_5
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Re: I'm looking for a free VIRUS SCANNER for linux