Hi, would you know an efficient and privacy friendly Ubuntu antivirus ?

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    9 months ago

    Again, seriously question why you need this but you could look into ClamAV. If you’re coming from Windows you’re going to be in for a shock if you blindly try and adapt every concept from Windows straight to Linux.

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      9 months ago

      It’s not a bad thing to have an antivirus, especially now that we see more viruses made for Linux specifically. I still don’t worry much myself, because the number isn’t that huge, but if there was an easy to use antivirus GUI app I think I’d try it

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        9 months ago

        Anyone is welcome to install an AV on their device if they so choose. I was more alluding to the fact that there are many things you should be doing to prevent malicious programs from running on your computer in the first place. By the time it makes it onto your system you’re really just hoping that an AV would happen to catch it.

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    9 months ago

    AVs in Linux realm exist mostly for scanning windows stuff for email attachments, shared storage, etc.

  • Miku Luna \ she/it@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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    9 months ago

    You’re pretty save without an Antivirus on Linux (we’re just 3%, not worth it for hackers), but if you need to check files, VirusTotal is your friend.

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    9 months ago

    You’d be better served learning how to setup and use:

    • backups (and test them)
    • automate your reinstall (see ansible)
    • firewalld (RHEL/Fedora) or ufw (Ubuntu)
    • fail2ban
    • SELinux (RHEL/Fedora) or AppArmor (Ubuntu)
    • disable SSH via password, use keys only
    • adblocker (like ublock origin) - credit to whale@lemm.ee for the idea below
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        9 months ago

        No, most desktops behind a NAT probably dont need fail2ban (though it wouldn’t hurt).

        Everyone’s security profile/needs are different.

        The point is that list does a hell of a lot more useful than ClamAV

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                9 months ago

                If you think ClamAV on your mom’s laptop on Starbucks WiFi is doing anything useful, but you think fail2ban isn’t - you’re naive.

                On phishing - you’ve got another great example. ublock origin or any other decent adblocker will do WAAAAY more to help than ClamAV.

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      9 months ago

      For the automating of reinstalls what do you mean?

      Is it just a playbook that installs the distro, them installs the same packages, and then restores things like /home from backup?

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        9 months ago

        That, and:

        • put down config files that were modified
        • enable/start services that were installed
        • modify the firewall to open necessary ports

        Basically: put everything back as it was right before the ransomware encrypted your system on you.

        Then of course - fix what you did wrong that got you compromised. ;-)