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 installed 11.10 with windows 7 in a dual boot mode with a logical partition.My concerns are
1-Is ubuntu is safe and independent from Windows 7 viruses and malwares?Suppose there is a virus in Windows 7 OS.Is it going to affect Ubuntu when I use it to do sensitive financial activities using Ubuntu 11.10?
2-How to prevent Windows viruses from affecting my Ubuntu in my dual boot.
3- what is
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 checked my computer with clamtk for viruses, because i had some very aggressive virus on windows that also seems to affect my ubuntu (i have 2 operating systems installed). Now clamtk found over 1000 possible threats so now im looking for a way to delete all of them, yet there is no "delete all function" and i cannot click every singel threat to delete them one by one.
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.