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Free Avast virus scanner for linux

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To those who want a virus scanner on linux, here's a Free Home Edition of Avast. ( FYI am not from avast ok! :P )

here's the download page http://avast.com/eng/download-avast-for-linux-edition.html

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I installed it then run for the first time, it has an online database update, so I did that first, then scanned my home, and viola!.... I found a virus!!!see image

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so I just deleted it, I cant believe that It has a virus on my home, I have not yet scanned the systems folder, so I dont know if there are something on it, anyway, to those who really want to have an antivirus on their desktop linux, try it... its has an tgz and rpm installer, and you should have to register first to have an activation code.

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I wouldn't be worried, that VBS:Malware is a Visual Basic Script, not something that will affect Linux - as visual basic doesn't understand/doesn't run on *nix ;)

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hmmn.., yeah, I think so, that's why sometimes, a linux that servers as a file server for windows becomes a repo of virus infected files :P

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i was just clarifying for others that this is not a linux virus that you found.

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Avast! makes a great free AV for windows, and I'g glad to see that their long ago promised free AV for Linux is out (they only had an expensive server edition).

Thanks for the news.

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I had dependency problems with their rpm :(

# avast

basename: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Apparently it requires an older glibc than I have

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I'm running Mandy 10.0 and it loaded fine and ran fine. no viruses and it even scanned my windows drive (not that that is connected to the outside world) Gonna try it on the laptop next.

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