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antivirus software for ubuntu available now

Antivirus software for Ubuntu

Actually there aren’t so many options available in choosing right antivirus software(in comparison to other applications) on Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04 because Linux based operating system is not vulnerable to the most of the viruses and  *wares(Due to the Fact that,Some years ago,only windows XP or other windows NT based operating system were suitable for common users so crackers and virus programmers had busy in creating viruses for windows OS. Another reason is that Linux based operating systems are much secure than windows).

antivirus software for ubuntu available now

But know things has changed and now Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx is becoming popular among common desktop users(for Home use as well as professional purposes due to the benefits of Open Source tools). That’s why It is a good idea to use antivirus tools in Ubuntu 10.04.Some Common and most recommended antivirus software for Ubuntu 10.04 is ClamAV and Avast.

Update!

Anyway, I don’t prefer to use any antivirus softwares on Ubuntu Linux based operating systems such as Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) or 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) or 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) or Linux Mint or Fedora… If you really want to secure yourself from cyber threats then first secure yourself on the Internet. Here are some good recommendation for a beginner :

  • Use strong passwords (Learn how to make strong passwords)
  • Always type url in the browser e.g http://www.amazon.com
  • check https (secure padlock) in the address bar before entering any confidential information on any website
  • Use Logout for closing a session

More details about the any antivirus software

Install Clamav on Ubuntu

Install Avast on Ubuntu

That’s All.. Have Fun!

clamav in ubuntu 10.04-snapshot

how to install clamav on Ubuntu 10.04

Clamav for Ubuntu 10.04

Clamav(clam antivirus) is an application program designed to be an antivirus toolkit for Unix and Linux based operating systems like Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10.Clamav is an command line tool which is based on libclamav6 library.Clamav is a very flexible and feature rich(multi-threading daemon for automatic update of clam-freshclam package,a virus database for clamav) software and you can make it more efficient by installing clam TK ,the front end of Clamav.So when you will install clam tk then you will be able to work in graphical environment instead of command line.Other features includes built in support for archive formats,mail file formats,other most widely used document formats like PDF,files like HTML,RTF.

clamav in ubuntu 10.04-snapshot

installing clamav on Ubuntu 10.04

1. Open Synaptic Package Manager(from System->Administration->SPM) and enter your login password if needed.

2. Then,go to quick search bar(near top center) and type “clamav”.

3. Next,mark the boxes in the rows containing clamav and clam-TK(GUI fron end of clamav) and don’t forget to select all the additional library or packages when it ask(click OK) just after marking a box.

4. Now click on Apply and wait until the installation is complete.Later you can access it from accessories.

5. That’s all..I hope you have installed clamav successfully on your ubuntu-computer.