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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: Antivirus software for Gentoo Reply with quote

I was wondering if there is any free or low-cost anti virus software that runs on Gentoo?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://packages.gentoo.org/category/app-antivirus
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:04 pm    Post subject: BitDefender scanner for unices Reply with quote

BitDefender scanner for unices is one option, and it has a nice GUI.

1. Download the following files to your Desktop. I'm assuming you're running 64-bit (amd64) Gentoo, so see the corresponding 32-bit packages on the BitDefender site if you are using x86 Gentoo:

http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/rpm/bitdefender/i586/BitDefender-repo-1-1.noarch.rpm

http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/rpm/bitdefender/x86_64/BitDefender-common-3.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm

http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/rpm/bitdefender/x86_64/BitDefender-mail-3.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm

http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/rpm/bitdefender/x86_64/BitDefender-radmin-3.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm

http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/rpm/bitdefender/x86_64/BitDefender-samba-3.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm

http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/rpm/bitdefender/x86_64/bitdefender-scanner-7.6-3.x86_64.rpm

http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/rpm/bitdefender/x86_64/bitdefender-scanner-gui-1.0-3.x86_64.rpm

2. Use Portage to install the package app-arch/rpm if not already installed.

3. Open a Konsole/Terminal window as root user and run the following commands:
Code:
cd /home/john/Desktop
rpm -ihv --nodeps BitDefender-repo-1-1.noarch.rpm
rpm -ihv --nodeps BitDefender-common-3.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ihv --nodeps BitDefender-mail-3.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ihv --nodeps BitDefender-radmin-3.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ihv --nodeps BitDefender-samba-3.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ihv --nodeps bitdefender-scanner-7.6-3.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ihv --nodeps bitdefender-scanner-gui-1.0-3.x86_64.rpm

To run the GUI, enter the following command under your user account:
Code:
/usr/bin/bdgui

See the documentation on the BitDefender Web site for full details of how to use the package. To use the command line interface scanner you need to use the command bdscan; again, see the documentation on the BitDefender Web site for details.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's a "Virus"?

:P
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slippery Jim wrote:
What's a "Virus"?

Well... somehing that you know what it is when you get it and which... changes as soon as you know what it is so that you no longer know what it is...
A bit like love I presume... :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the suggestions!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would anyone sell antivirus software for Linux? That's like selling horse saddles to car owners.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant_P wrote:
Why would anyone sell antivirus software for Linux? That's like selling horse saddles to car owners.

I don't know about local files, but it's great to have for running an email server at least. Though I still wouldn't pay for said software - there's plenty of great free open-source alternatives (ie. ClamAV).
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys sound like Mac people.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/foobar/6229

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xman1 wrote:
You guys sound like Mac people.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/foobar/6229

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ehhhh endpoint-based AV has been pretty well useless for about a decade, and with the hit you take in performance not really worth it
running it on a content scanning perimeter device? sure. But on the endpoint not so much. Mac folks are soon to discover its uselessness once the same tricks employed for MacOS start being employed that have been on Windows for years upon years.
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