Malware and Antivirus Systems for Linux

Discussion in 'Linux Security' started by DevynCJohnson, Aug 19, 2013.

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Have you ever had or suspected malware to be on your Linux system?

  1. Yes, I had malware.

    9.1%
  2. I suspected malware, but I never proved it.

    9.1%
  3. Never

    81.8%
  1. Mitt Green

    Mitt Green Member

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    Don't forget to log into root with "sudo" before the command.

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  2. Dwain Peevey

    Dwain Peevey New Member

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    re-entered command and got following:
    sudo apt-get install clamd
    [sudo] password for dwain:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package clamd
    Suggestions???
  3. Dwain Peevey

    Dwain Peevey New Member

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    Devyn, Mitt: did following--
    sudo apt-get install clamav-daemon clamav-freshclam clamav-unofficial-sigs
    sudo freshclam
    sudo service clamav-daemon start
    Up and running now. Thanks for your help, guys!!
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  4. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    UPDATE:

    Okay, thanks to @Dwain Peevey and @Mitt Green , here are better installation instructions for a complete ClamAV security system.

    apt-get install clamav-daemon clamav-freshclam clamav-unofficial-sigs
    freshclam
    service clamav-daemon start

    You could also install "clamtk" to get a GUI for ClamAV.
  5. Alain J. Baudrez

    Alain J. Baudrez New Member

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    DevinCJohnson,

    I like your posting. It is well done.
    There is just one type of threat you don't stress enough: the user.

    All the rest comes second.

    It is the user who
    • doesn't update his system
    • visits obscure websites
    • clicks on everything that blinks
    • doesn't understand the sometimes cryptic waning messages
    • doesn't speak the language the warning message is written in
    • doesn't realize the risks and the aftermath of an infection
    • doesn't care if his system is compromized
    • doesn't want to install security software
    • never been infected before, thinks the risks are made up and are only commercial talk to sell their so-called best anti-virus tools
    • ...
    The word PICNIC comes to mind regarding security: Problem In Chair, Not In Computer

    For as long as humans are involved, we will have problems and even the best anti-this and anti-that will not help.

    Luckily those PICNIC's are a minority.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2014
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  6. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Wow, I really like your post. That is a very interesting and true concept. I have never heard of "PICNIC" before. Thanks for sharing.

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