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Sophos Antivirus for Linux

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Re: Sophos Antivirus for Linux

#11 Post by uncle mark » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:57 am

jimallyn wrote:I'm on the Mint forums a lot, and somebody posts about once a week that they found a virus on their computer. In every case I have seen, this has been a false positive. The advice of the gurus on the Mint forums is: don't run a virus scan on your Linux computer.
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Re: Sophos Antivirus for Linux

#12 Post by wxboss » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:14 pm

uncle mark wrote:
jimallyn wrote:I'm on the Mint forums a lot, and somebody posts about once a week that they found a virus on their computer. In every case I have seen, this has been a false positive. The advice of the gurus on the Mint forums is: don't run a virus scan on your Linux computer.
You can take the user out of Windows, but you can't necessarily take Windows out of the user.
There's a lot of truth in that.

Education is important especially when using a different OS. While I completely understand the concerns about security and privacy (which is why many MS users switch to Linux), a proper understanding of their new environment along with the tools available to them should ease many of their worries.
This is like Deja Vu all over again.

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Re: Sophos Antivirus for Linux

#13 Post by vortex » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:06 pm

Hello all,
about the Sophos, I tried it on a few distros today, Mint 18.1, Deepin 15.4, and on Backbox, it runs fine on all of them, also on MX 16.1 when running systemd..... but running MX 16.1 on sysvinit, Sophos installed normally, but did not run after install....

the attachment is from MX 16.1 running Mate and systemd at that time

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Re: Sophos Antivirus for Linux

#14 Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:01 pm

Probably either missing a sysv init file for a service or its just not enabled
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Re: Sophos Antivirus for Linux

#15 Post by vortex » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:42 am

@Dolphin oarcle

about the missing sysvinit file, how to find out what Sophos is missing , i get no errors at all

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Re: Sophos Antivirus for Linux

#16 Post by linexer2016 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:03 am

First time I've read anything about SELinux.
So, two questions arise:
1. is SELinux in any of the MX repos?
2. would it be a recommendation to implement SELinux?

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Re: Sophos Antivirus for Linux

#17 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:17 am

Google is always helpful.

--Debian Wiki: "The Debian packaged Linux kernels have SELinux support compiled in, but disabled by default." For more, read the source.

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Re: Sophos Antivirus for Linux

#18 Post by linexer2016 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:25 am

Google is always helpful.
Yes Jerry, I did duckduckgo before posting but I thought the Wikipedia listing didn't really give me much insight into the questions that I have posted here.

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Re: Sophos Antivirus for Linux

#19 Post by richb » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:30 am

The Debian wiki appears quite thorough.
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Re: Sophos Antivirus for Linux

#20 Post by linexer2016 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:08 am

The Debian wiki appears quite thorough.
Indeed Rich it does and a quick read of it has convinced me that it's not something that I will install as it seems there may just be too many hassles in its successful implementation and maintenance. If it ever becomes a prerequisite for best practice then I would hope that it would be implemented out of the box as it were.

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