View Full Version : [ubuntu] What AntiVirus program can I use?

May 13th, 2008, 01:33 AM
I left my Ubuntu testing box opened and went out to get some things. Before I got back, one of my aunts was already using it to browse all sorts of websites. now, I found a virus trojan on one of my shared folders with Windows. Which Antivirus can I use to delete the trojan and antispy?

May 13th, 2008, 02:18 AM
Lol that wily aunt!! Is it a windows virus, or linux virus?

Dr Small
May 13th, 2008, 02:58 AM
Most likely a windows viruse, and it is non-leathel to Linux. ;)

May 13th, 2008, 01:45 PM
I think It's a windows virus. I scanned the linux shared folder over network last night from my laptop(windows) using kaspersky AV and it got it removed. But I think I'm going to have to reinstall my linux. What is the AV(antivirus) for Linux so far?

May 13th, 2008, 01:56 PM

While it is always a good exercise to re-install Linux, it is not required in this case. Simply use Nautilus to delete the offending file(s).

If you really want, you can install ClamAV to scan Windows shares.



May 13th, 2008, 03:53 PM
I never thought of Clamav will do the job, I thought it's only good for emails.. :)

Thanks. I will use that to re-trace whatever threat that might be there instead of re-installing ubuntu