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antivirus software for ubuntu 14.04 server

  • Posted on November 11, 2014
  • tokar93Asked by tokar93

Hi

Is that something that can be good to have on the server? And if it is what do you recommend?


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ClamAV is a common antivirus tool. You can install it by running:

sudo apt-get install clamav clamav-daemon

To update the virus definition database, run: freshclam To scan a directory, run

clamscan /path/to/files

Though, my question to you would be what exactly you are trying to protect yourself from? Viruses are probably not the biggest risk to your server. One of the best things you can do to protect your server is to disable password access and only use SSH keys. Check out:

If you want to scan your system for malicious files, you’ll probably want to install RKHunter as well: