Also works for Ubuntu 5.10, 6.06, 6.10 and 7.04
Does NOT work on 64bit version of Ubuntu
This how do not work in 7.10
Q: Is viruses, trojans and malware a threat to a linux system as in Windows?
A: No, there's a very few viruses to linux and the way a Linux/unix is build up makes it difficult to do any serious damage to the system, in fact I've never heard from people who got their Linux/unix system infected.
Q: So why install a anti-virus application/program?
A: For an ordinary Linux Home user with only one OS system their's no need for Anti-virus, but people who's running network, server or dual booting with win OS this tool can be very handy to scan and delete viruses.
Q: I'm a home user only running Linux do I need it?
A: No, a firewall is way better as protection in that case.
Make sure that your sourcelist is set up correctly before advancing further into this howto. If you're in doubt how to do that make some search on the forum.
First thing you need is to get the right tools for compiling and the right libs to make F-Prot with GTK frontend to work.
sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude upgrade
sudo aptitude install build-essential libwww-perl libgtk2.0-dev checkinstall
Grab F-prot here and pick the debian/gnu file. (4.6.8 ) and save it to your Desktop
Download XFPROT-1.20 here and save it to your Desktop.
First the fp-linux-ws.deb need to be installed:
Next the frontend for F-prot
sudo dpkg -i fp-linux-ws.deb
tar zxvf xfprot-1.20.tar.gz
./configure --with-sudo --autodetect --without-debug --with-install-dir=/usr/local
Now we need to add it to 'Application launcher:
sudo nano /usr/share/applications/fprot.desktop
Save and exit.
- While configuring xfprot and it's complaining about it can't find libgtk2, open the configure file with a text editor application and change the first line to #!/bin/bash