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    Default Is there an antivirus available ?

    Hi,
    I'm looking for an antivirus to use on my 13.1 to scan various usb flash drives and external hdds that I receive. I actually want to disinfect them before moving them to windows machines. Is there an antivirus or some sort of good virus scanners for use in linux out there ?

    What do you guys use for scanning ?
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    Default Re: Is there an antivirus available ?

    Probably the most used is ClamAV

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    Default Re: Is there an antivirus available ?

    There are several. AVG, Kapersky, Avast, clamav to name a few. Just do a google search. I keep bitdefender on my portable USB install for this purpose. It is my favorite. http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/rpm/
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    Default Re: Is there an antivirus available ?

    On 2014-02-08 23:56, robertot5 wrote:

    > What do you guys use for scanning ?


    clamav is free and open, and thus, available from the standard repos.
    Others, like "antivir" can be obtained for free for non commercial use.

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    Default Re: Is there an antivirus available ?

    On Sat, 08 Feb 2014 22:56:01 +0000, robertot5 wrote:

    > Hi,
    > I'm looking for an antivirus to use on my 13.1 to scan various usb flash
    > drives and external hdds that I receive. I actually want to disinfect
    > them before moving them to windows machines. Is there an antivirus or
    > some sort of good virus scanners for use in linux out there ?
    >
    > What do you guys use for scanning ?


    clamav



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    Default Re: Is there an antivirus available ?

    So clamAV will be .

    I'm currently using Hirens Boot CD 15.2 to do scanning on pc with windows, but I struggle with cds because if I put it on a usb flash drive there is the risk of getting it infected when used. I searched for various methods to write protect a flash drive but there seem to be only one good method - flash drives with write protect switch, wich are very hard to find now.

    I read all about SD cards with card readers, filing the flash drive's free space with zeroes, etc.

    What do you guys use as portable tools for disinfecting machines ? Flash drives ? cds ?
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    Default Re: Is there an antivirus available ?

    On Sun, 09 Feb 2014 11:36:01 +0000, robertot5 wrote:

    > So clamAV will be .
    >
    > I'm currently using Hirens Boot CD 15.2 to do scanning on pc with
    > windows, but I struggle with cds because if I put it on a usb flash
    > drive there is the risk of getting it infected when used. I searched for
    > various methods to write protect a flash drive but there seem to be only
    > one good method - flash drives with write protect switch, wich are very
    > hard to find now.
    >
    > I read all about SD cards with card readers, filing the flash drive's
    > free space with zeroes, etc.
    >
    > What do you guys use as portable tools for disinfecting machines ? Flash
    > drives ? cds ?


    I built an image in SUSE Studio with clamav on it.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Is there an antivirus available ?

    Anyone using the GUI klamav? Or does everyone work from the command line?
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    Default Re: Is there an antivirus available ?

    On 2014-03-28 00:56, konsultor wrote:
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    > Anyone using the GUI klamav? Or does everyone work from the command
    > line?


    I use clamav to automatically scan emails I get, that's about all I do.
    Sometimes I see a suspicious file and I use the command line to scan it.

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    Default Re: Is there an antivirus available ?

    ClamAV is a good choice, and you can add a manual scan option in the Dolphin context menu:
    http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php...58&forumpage=1
    (search and add it in Dolphin preferences - Services).

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