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seek decent free antivirus/malware/spyware scanner for Linux

Postby unleash_it » 27. March 2020 22:09

hello dear Fellows on Apachefriends,

seek decent free antivirus/malware/spyware scanner for Linux

Long short story but need a decent free antivirus/malware/spyware scanner for MX19-1.

heard about:
- ClamAV
- Sophos A/V and it doesn't work on MX-16.1 Linux. As for Comodo A/V, it won't install on MX-16.1 Linux.
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i have no glue which one to take - and which one is the best to choose: i have had a closer look and found - here a litte overview wit ha feature to feature comparison...

taken from here: ... -compared/

1. Sophos: In the AV-Test, Sophos is one of the best free antiviruses for Linux. It does not only support on-demand scanning but also provide real-time scanning feature. This particular Linux antivirus not only prevents Linux base malware but also works fine on all the major platforms like windows, android. It detects worms and trojans as well and helps to remove from the repository. But if you are kinda geeky Sophos provide you terminal coding facility to make it easier.

Terminal base
Detect and remove threats
Works for worms, trojan, virus, and malware
Lightweight and easy to use and install
Cross-platform support
Block and remove non-Linux threats

2. Comodo: Comodo is another best antivirus software for Linux. It is well known for its unique architecture support and cross-platform feature. It also supports email scanning feature with additional anti-virus protection system which is not available on other application.
Comodo supports windows firewall feature with 32-bit and 64-bit architecture. Comodo Antivirus for Linux also supports all distros, so it widely uses among Linux users. The best of this software is it also works on server side like Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, OpenSUSE, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
Easy to use and install
On-demand scanning with no false alert
Real-time protection
Antispam support
Supports cross-platform
Support server-side protection

3. ClamAV: This is the best and probably widely referred antivirus in Linux community. ClamAV is the open source and free to use. It is recognized as versatile antivirus to detect trojans, malware, and viruses. It also supports standard mail gateway scanning. It is easy to use and fast to run because it doesn’t have a native GUI and works through the terminal.

Cross-platform works in Linux, Windows and Mac OS
Works from the terminal
Support on-access scanning for mailing service
POSIX compliant support

F-Prot is the well-renowned antivirus for Linux. This particular Linux antivirus can be used at home or industrial level. It supports 32 and 64bit software architecture as a Linux antivirus software. It scans over 2119958 known viruses and their other possible variants. This Linux antivirus software is portable and performs schedule scanning using cron technology.IT can detect different types of infections trojan even boot sectors.
Free and portable
Detects more than 21 million threats and their other variants
Can run on different software architecture
Scanning feature for internal drive and drivers
Scan for boot sector virus, macro, and trojan viruses

5. Chkrootkit
From the name, Chkrootkit, you can guess it really works on root and frankly speaking it is the best option for rootkit available in a Linux system. IT is lightweight and portable. You can quickly burn it to CD or USB. It contains multiple programs to support the users like.

Rootkit detection
Easy to use and fast
Run from terminal
Multiple error solver

6. Rootkit Hunter....

which one to take!? What are your experiences..!? Love to hear from you.
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