Saturday 4 December 2010

Antivirus Softwares for Linux

The myth of Linux being insecure is not true but it is said so due to the fact that it is not that widely used and not much used in the enterprises and homes but still they are not full proof so some antivirus protection for you Linux system might be obtained with any of the following softwares.

1) ClamAV: Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library.
ClamAV Home

2) Bitdefender AV Scanner: BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices is a versatile on-demand scanner for Linux and FreeBSD systems. The stand-alone scanner protects both UNIX-based and Windows-based disk partitions by scanning for viruses and spyware. Easy to use graphical user interface complements a powerful command line interface that fully supports operating system’s scripting tools.
Bitdefender AV Scanner for Unices

3) AVG: Basic antivirus protection for Linux/FreeBSD available to download for free. Free virus protection for your PC. For private and non-commercial use only.

4) avast! Linux Home Edition: avast! Linux Home Edition represents an antivirus solution for the increasingly popular Linux platform. The Home Edition is offered free of charge but only for home, non-commercial use.
Avast! Linux Home Edition

5) F-Prot AV: F-PROT Antivirus for Linux was especially developed to effectively eradicate viruses threatening workstations running Linux. It provides full protection against macro viruses and other forms of malicious software - including Trojans.
F-Prot AV

Any other additions, feel free to comment here.