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I am using Ubuntu hardy with Scalr and AWS, the Ubuntu instance does not come with any antivirus software. Can anyone recommend a good ant-virus software for Ubuntu?

I would also need installation and config steps.

Thanks.

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Avira is Good AV for Ubuntu –  ukanth Apr 28 '10 at 6:17
    
Sub-question: Do you really need AV for Ubuntu? –  Wuffers Jun 13 '10 at 22:33

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I would use ClamAV (there are instructions on this page.

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@tegbains. Thanks. I installed by using the following commands: apt-get install clamav, and apt-get install clamav-daemon When I use command 'freshclam', I get the notification that clamav is outdated:Local version: 0.95.3 Recommended version: 0.96 Question is why didn't apt-get install command got the most up to date version? –  April Apr 26 '10 at 8:31
    
@April: For each Ubuntu version, they pick a major version of a software and stay with that version until the end, backporting patches if necessary. They may add add additional versions, but they usually never replace a package with a newer "major" version. –  Dan Andreatta Apr 26 '10 at 8:51
    
@Dan. Thanks for the explanation. –  April Apr 26 '10 at 9:09

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