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    AntiVirus

    Just wondeed what AntiVirus software people are using with ubuntu.

    I've installed the Aegis Virus Scanner from the ubuntu repositories and that picked up a w32/magistr.a@mm virus in /usr/lib/win32/vp31vfw.dll which is a windows codec that I've now deleted. This was also from the ubuntu repositories so it is probably worth people checking theirs out.

    HH.

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    Re: AntiVirus

    Quote Originally Posted by hitchhiker
    Just wondeed what AntiVirus software people are using with ubuntu.

    I've installed the Aegis Virus Scanner from the ubuntu repositories and that picked up a w32/magistr.a@mm virus in /usr/lib/win32/vp31vfw.dll which is a windows codec that I've now deleted. This was also from the ubuntu repositories so it is probably worth people checking theirs out.

    HH.
    I'm not in my ubuntu distro right now so i dont know if a package is available but ClamAV ( http://www.clamav.net/ ) looks promising. Interesting, i've never tried Aegis, gonna test it out tonight.
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    Re: AntiVirus

    http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/index.php?page=virus

    You don't need a virusscanner unless you want to protect windowsmachines in your network.

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    Re: AntiVirus

    Yep, if you're only using linux there's no need of anti-virus programs. A firewall at least (there is no such thing as a 100% bullet proof OS)
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    Re: AntiVirus

    Quote Originally Posted by hitchhiker
    Just wondeed what AntiVirus software people are using with ubuntu.

    I've installed the Aegis Virus Scanner from the ubuntu repositories and that picked up a w32/magistr.a@mm virus in /usr/lib/win32/vp31vfw.dll which is a windows codec that I've now deleted. This was also from the ubuntu repositories so it is probably worth people checking theirs out.

    HH.
    good chance that's a false alarm! Also, Windows viruses can't infect Linux.
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    Re: AntiVirus

    Reading that, though, made me wonder if the original DLL was an infected file. I know it won't affect my system, but if I were to copy it to a Windows machine, would the machine get infected?
    Not that I plan on trying...

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    Re: AntiVirus

    Yes, that's the all point of having an AV in Linux System, if you didn't scan you linux system you will never know if you have win32 virus, so if you pass that data to M$$$ machines....you are done

    GOD HELP YOU

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    Re: AntiVirus

    This is a false alarm, if use a little google u find out this virus infects files .exe and this case is a file .dll, using aegis-virus-scanner tells me as well i got that virus, just a false alarm

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    Angry Re: AntiVirus

    This strikes home for me though, why?

    Wine ... Wine ... Wine!!!

    I ran an installer from a loki site, to install Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun. This program worked. When I reboot DISASTER, lost the whole operating system. Could only get as far as working in the shell.

    I too did what the author of this post did, and fiddled around with the same virus scanner.

    If you have a command and conquer or anything for that matter, and you use a loki installer, good luck to you.

    As a consequence of this I do not intend to wine any longer.

    I too will be getting rid of the little nasty and installing another .dll file that is not infected. For those of you who want infection free computers, I suggest you google and get an uninfected file.

    Cheers
    dumbbeatnix

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    Re: AntiVirus

    Quote Originally Posted by dumbbeatnix View Post
    I too will be getting rid of the little nasty and installing another .dll file that is not infected. For those of you who want infection free computers, I suggest you google and get an uninfected file.
    As stated several times previously, this is a false alarm.

    DLL files are NOT executeable files - they are software libraries that contain function calls useful to programes.
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