View Full Version : [ubuntu] Question about BitDefender Scanner

July 5th, 2012, 05:25 PM
My computer dual boots Ubuntu and Win7
I used BitDefender AntiVirus Scanner for Unices to scan my Win7 partition which I know was infected.
It detected nothing, although I had just updated.
Then I booted into Windows and scanned with Kaspersky.
It found the malware.
Why didn't BitDefender work? Doesn't it detect Windows malware?

July 5th, 2012, 05:30 PM
Does BitDefender detect only viruses, or viruses and malware?

July 5th, 2012, 05:58 PM
According to the site, viruses and spyware.
Oh well, that answers it I guess, thanks. I didn't read that part. :P
What's the best anti malware now? (I know this has been asked thousands of times, just wondering if anything's new)
I tried ClamAV but as it's command line, I had no idea how to use it.
Avast doesn't mention malware, only viruses.
Avira "removes adware, rootkits and other malware."
Should I try Avira?

July 6th, 2012, 08:46 AM
I've got a new problem :
I decided to give BitDefender another go.
So I installed it, updated fine, and then tried running the scanner.
But now everytime it loads the antivirus engine, it just crashes.
Closes without warning or errors.
I know it worked for me in the past.

July 6th, 2012, 10:19 AM
My experience with AV software is rather limited, but I use MS Security Essentials on my home Windows machine; I don't use anything on my Linux installs.

I have used Kaspersky before, and that was a pretty decent.