Is it possible to check the MBR of the boot drive of Ubuntu for viruses within my Ubuntu?
Is there any good software to do this? I heard ClamAV does not check for MBR viruses.
on 04/07/2012 – Made popular on 04/07/2012
I'm relatively new to Linux, and right now I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my old Pentium 4 with 1.5GB of Ram. I would like to know how big of a threat computer viruses are to Ubuntu 14.04? I generally only use my machine to check my email, read the news, or to modify a few documents. Is it necessary to install anti-virus software on my machine running Ubuntu? Any advice appreciated.:-s
i had windows 7 completely remove by Ubuntu 14.04 and that what I wanted. What I don't understand is the installation work good all item was install. but when I reboot the computer and I check the bios for boot sequence to be sure of the order but not boot at all.
I have a netbook that was running XP. It caught a virus. I uses DOD Twister to zap the hard drive and I also destroyed the Master Boot Record and reinstalled it for XP. The virus came back so it must have something in the bios. Because of this I switched to Ubuntu. I thought that Ubuntu would prevent viruses from reading my credit card number etc. I used DASH to get CHROME.
I know that Ubuntu is immune to virus so there is no question of it getting infected while browsing the net.however i frequently transfer files from my pendrive (which i get from other virus infested computers) to my own laptop and save it on the data drive which is shared by both windows and ubuntu.i would like to know if there is a chance for windows viruses which might get saved and then infect
I have a dual boot computer. The WindowsXP "side" has been infected with a rootkit virus. So far UBUNTU has not been affected to my knowledge. I have not yet been able to remove the virus from the WindowsXP "side". I am thinking of deleting the NTFS partition and have the computer fully dedicated to UBUNTU.
How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Ubuntu 12.10
This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for
virus scanning on an Ubuntu 12.10 system. In the end, whenever a file
gets uploaded through PureFTPd, ClamAV will check the file and delete it
if it is malware.