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    Default KLAMAV show 0 files scanned when all items are checked under Home Folder and scan is clicked

    I have OpenSuse 11.4 (running the KDE version that is installed with this)
    I have installed KLAMAV via Yast version klamav-0.46-31.1.i586.rpm
    I open KLAMAV and select the HOME FOLDER check box, subsequently it enables ALL the sub folder checkboxes
    I select SCAN button

    Result > the information below the result windows shows "Files Scanned: 0"..

    HELP? am I missing something that needs privileges or something? Or is this not a good application to use for OpenSUSE 11.4? Be gentle with me guys.. I'm fairly new in working around Linux.. OH and thanks in advance..

    Tazzin

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    Default Re: KLAMAV show 0 files scanned when all items are checked under Home Folder and scan is clicked

    You don't really need it.
    I never use anti-virus. It's not a problem in Linux.

    I think some folk use that application to scan windows partitions
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    Default Re: KLAMAV show 0 files scanned when all items are checked under Home Folder and scan is clicked

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    You don't really need it.
    I never use anti-virus. It's not a problem in Linux.

    I think some folk use that application to scan windows partitions


    Ok, with that statement.. I do have 3 other computers in my household that DO run windows and I'm constantly doing things between them. Sending file, sharing file etc... would this not warrant putting a anti-virus program on the linux? As I'm not as fluent on linux information as most, I figured that i would need that against the other windows machines... as a 'just in case' backup.. I know that Linux has, by far, only a fraction of the virus' as what is against windows.

    Thanks for you information it is valued and noted .

    If you have any additional information that would be great as well.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tazzin

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    Default Re: KLAMAV show 0 files scanned when all items are checked under Home Folder and scan is clicked

    I use Linux but in work I have to share with windows
    I don't use anti-virus in Linux to protect the windows PC's,though I can see it might have some advantages. But IMO, Clam/Klam is not the best out there and whilst it might have it's uses, I think most windows machines will have the protection they need.

    I do have personal windows installations, though I seldom use them, I have never yet had a Virus cause trouble, though I have had AVG pick one up in a download.

    FYI:A windows virus will do no harm in Linux
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    Default Re: KLAMAV show 0 files scanned when all items are checked underHome Folder and scan is clicked

    On 08/21/2011 04:56 PM, Tazzin wrote:

    > I know that Linux is by
    > far only a fraction of the virus as what is against windows.


    i think if you can access (read/share) your window's machine's drives
    over the network you could run av from your linux machine (but i have no
    idea how you would then clean those machines of what you found...you
    need a windows guru to help there)

    and, if your linux machine is acting as a mail server for the win
    machines it would be possible (and smart) to subject mail inbound to the
    win machine to a av look see prior to letting bad stuff into the win boxes..

    hmmmm...i don't know if klamav is good to find root kits, key loggers
    and etc which might already be resident....hmmmm...i should stop now and
    let a win guru help you...but, before i do i'll just mention that klamav
    does not look for linux viruses, and therefore can not find any, because
    there are none known to find..

    there ARE linux root kits and linux botnets, but so far they are not
    installed by viruses, but rather by users who install Trojan software
    with bad stuff inside (avoid that by always using trusted source that
    are crypto signed...and, always use the openSUSE repos if at all
    possible)...or by folks who don't know how to secure a linux box and let
    the cracker in...(a few ways to slow them down is to have STRONG
    passwords, a root password different from all user passwords, never log
    into the GUI as root, never browse or make any contact outside as root,
    open as few ports and services as possible, and put a hardware router
    with natting firewall between you and the all the bad guy...

    btw: i've not had any av software on any of my computers since '95..
    (but, i have no win machines on my local net)

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    Default Re: KLAMAV show 0 files scanned when all items are checked underHome Folder and scan is clicked

    Correct me if i am wrong,does it mean that as long i use openSUSE/GNOME then there is no threat of virus or malware infection even when i use certain mono base applications like tomboy,banshee,f-spot ?
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    Default Re: KLAMAV show 0 files scanned when all items are checked underHome Folder and scan is clicked

    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    Correct me if i am wrong,does it mean that as long i use openSUSE/GNOME then there is no threat of virus or malware infection even when i use certain mono base applications like tomboy,banshee,f-spot ?
    We can't say that categorically, as only you are managing your system and we have no idea how safe you play things.
    But, typically we would say near to zero threat
    The fact that it's openSUSE/Gnome is of little matter.
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    Default Re: KLAMAV show 0 files scanned when all items are checked underHome Folder and scan is clicked

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    We can't say that categorically, as only you are managing your system and we have no idea how safe you play things.
    But, typically we would say near to zero threat
    The fact that it's openSUSE/Gnome is of little matter.
    Do you see mono acting as a potential gateway for infection since it shares it's lineage with dll etc?
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    Default Re: KLAMAV show 0 files scanned when all items are checked underHome Folder and scan is clicked

    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    Do you see mono acting as a potential gateway for infection since it shares it's lineage with dll etc?
    I suppose anything is possible
    But this isn't really a plea for help. If you want to make conversation on the possible security holes in the Linux OS. I suggest you start a thread in Soapbox.

    But I'm happy to help with on topic issues.
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    Default Re: KLAMAV show 0 files scanned when all items are checked under Home Folder and scan is clicked

    Quote Originally Posted by Tazzin View Post
    I select SCAN button
    Result > the information below the result windows shows "Files Scanned: 0"..
    This looks like there is no virus database available.
    Install "clamav". Then enable the freshclam daemon -- YaST > System > System Services (Runlevel).
    If the klamav configuration is bad; close klamav, and delete "~/.klamav" before restarting Klamav.

    Klamav is a KDE3 program. It requires kdelibs3 and a kde3-i18n- language installed.
    Under KDE4 there is no Dolphin or Kmail integration (klammail appears useless), no drag-and-drop or context/right-click scanning. But you can select and scan a directory/folder.

    Despite having no practical use in defending the host system, it could be useful for identifying viruses in infected files. Checking email is better done with Clamav within the mailserver or using Clamav in a Kmail filter.

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