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exProphecy


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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2007, 03:14    Post_subject:  Any AntiVirus & AntiSpyware dotpups?  

Are there any good antivirus or antispyware that I can download in .pup form?
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2007, 03:44    Post_subject:  

puppy has xf-prot available as a gui frontend to f-prot. if you do Menu->Setup->Puppy Package Manager, then click PetgetPackageManager, second button from the top, then click the big button, then go down the left hand side list & select XF-Prot, then click Add, then OK.

This will then dload & install xf-prot for you. (or you can go here:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/

and look in the pet packages for whatever version puppy you're running, 1,2 or 3, dload it manually, click on it & install).

you should probably check for new virus definitions as soon as you install it.

as an alternative google for the free "avast for linux", which is simple to install. ask if you have any trouble.
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2007, 04:41    Post_subject:  

Smile

Just to remind people. These virus checking packages are to clean the infestation of Windows

Some Puppys have to use Windows for work, college or essential game playing. So if your Windows hard drive goes down you can clean from Puppy.

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2007, 05:03    Post_subject:  

Does this prevent and remove spyware too? Also is this just a scanner for viruses or does it have real time protection against viruses?
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2007, 05:12    Post_subject:  

I doubt that it's the heavy-duty AV that you're after. But then again I think the only Real-time protection is the plug!

Maybe have a look at this thread, where panzerpuppy is asking about, and recommending, free-av:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=22782

I haven't used an AV in years, and a mate & I still chortle that Norton's was a worse cure than any virus!
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2007, 14:37    Post_subject:  

exProphecy wrote:
Does this prevent and remove spyware too? Also is this just a scanner for viruses or does it have real time protection against viruses?


Not aware of any virus or spyware infection of pup just running the pup firewall which is all most use. Suppose a few run anti-virus to check for win stuff but haven't heard much about it.
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waldo

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Nov 2007, 15:12    Post_subject:  

Quote:

...but haven't heard much about it


Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

./configure #a Virus
make #a Virus
make install
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Nov 2007, 17:00    Post_subject:  

Have this in my help file for avast;
Quote:
Welcome to avast! for Linux workstation

This version is designed for Linux operating systems (RedHat, SUSE etc.).
It contains only the local scanner - so, it can be used to scan files and directories on Linux and Windows partitions.
It does not contain any resident protection, however, so it cannot be used e.g. to protect the e-mail.


Works on Puppy, needs a (free) registration code to work
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-for-linux-workstation.html

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2007, 03:34    Post_subject:  

I suppose if I were worried about viruses or strange things going on, I'd write a little script that would make a target file for parent directories. Then run a script to make a compare file from time to time. Then check the differences between the files for clues of potential problems with md5sums not matching or new files being added and etc.

In the example below, /bin should not change much if any, so bells would go off in my head if I saw certain changes that made no sense.

85a5eab968ce308271ffb7f03bd63c13 bin/[
c953b2c1fa0766bf0bc92e3d6d4b7ce2 bin/addgroup
c953b2c1fa0766bf0bc92e3d6d4b7ce2 bin/adduser
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/ash
982e12b42b7af83e3f1469b40d84bdcd bin/autologinroot
99f0f4e09524a6978342db1859d31f69 bin/awk
7596df2fd0e15c3a997570e51de846fa bin/bash
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/busybox
fba76b3060fb9cc65631fd4a3d54d6bc bin/cat
f51928b951cdae64338dc39e5f5975d8 bin/chattr
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/chgrp
5c8e1f704c520a9b3cba5dfd76fdced4 bin/chmod
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/chmod-BB-NOTUSED
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/chown
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/clear
c7fe53b2c870392fbe8e4f5e9ff5221b bin/compile_et
40544908174e3aa69a1d440d922ce8bd bin/cp
40544908174e3aa69a1d440d922ce8bd bin/cp-FULL
f3d2399542a46cba4cacae7ba34c148a bin/cpio
db03bd29251bca5e4d29e13412980a7a bin/cut
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/cut-BB-NOTUSED
826a6bb431ac8fa12b4dba840e62c117 bin/date
6c84f94159bda5b25b8c32c6e20b26aa bin/dd
c953b2c1fa0766bf0bc92e3d6d4b7ce2 bin/delgroup
c953b2c1fa0766bf0bc92e3d6d4b7ce2 bin/deluser
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/df
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/dmesg
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/dumpkmap
d65a3de30de1beb8af6955cbc46b5fc4 bin/e3
d65a3de30de1beb8af6955cbc46b5fc4 bin/e3em
d65a3de30de1beb8af6955cbc46b5fc4 bin/e3ne
d65a3de30de1beb8af6955cbc46b5fc4 bin/e3pi
d65a3de30de1beb8af6955cbc46b5fc4 bin/e3vi
d65a3de30de1beb8af6955cbc46b5fc4 bin/e3ws
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/echo
c5a55087adef31748f8c375edd2046a9 bin/ed
1a1c4e75e82a51bc570350aa22184913 bin/egrep
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/expr
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/false
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/fdflush
01b9524c8e60a5e167132a6e85452cd0 bin/fgrep
fb9f784fd509aeba7a36529edebb6067 bin/find
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/free
99f0f4e09524a6978342db1859d31f69 bin/gawk
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/getopt
d7da004d18e353376cfc15f25a056ed2 bin/grep
5b0e9bd52f775b7a60da338d0b1354c2 bin/gunzip
5b0e9bd52f775b7a60da338d0b1354c2 bin/gzip
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/head
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/hostname
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/id
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/ip
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/ipaddr
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/iplink
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/iproute
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/iptunnel
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/kill
8e070b984f69c9e3558140e532ff3224 bin/ln
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/ln-BB-NOTUSED
c953b2c1fa0766bf0bc92e3d6d4b7ce2 bin/login
09d04f2eac020343c064a9e2b7f813e6 bin/losetup
09d04f2eac020343c064a9e2b7f813e6 bin/losetup-FULL
09d04f2eac020343c064a9e2b7f813e6 bin/losetup-redhat
22bd33e14f847122479a63c823c4c939 bin/ls
a5918d94ccc21b49b1c40564ff1b9797 bin/lsattr
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/ls-BB-NOTUSED
77cf64a20b8b4643a31c92db4872e2b4 bin/mk_cmds
8f6fde6e4c6b052b468032059625a1b5 bin/mkdir
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/mknod
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/mktemp-BB-NOTUSED
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/more
bb254d027f3712f6d937c8cd4823ea1c bin/mount
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/mount-BB-NOTUSED
436bbe0b26b52a7da6efe26ead177d10 bin/mount-FULL
db4bedd0e831b0a979787d8e9a4487f5 bin/mv
2d7437bc904f8fd41414ae9cb66a8cb9 bin/netstat
1f7b35f3b6bdcf384d2224413b222105 bin/nice
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/od-BB-NOTUSED
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/pidof
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/ping
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/ping6
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/pipe_progress
4b4944e2f9fa97284a33650dfd9c846c bin/ps
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/ps-BB-NOTUSED
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/pwd
fc20524c2c3256ac307696ec7e089045 bin/readlink
062974f1b05484e363221a073cc5ea30 bin/README-mount.txt
ea04535a48ead41b313bd4a0e5eaa343 bin/rm
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/rmdir
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/rpm
1aa669050385e92b2a0cb9e0e3a1e00d bin/sed
3d644c3b136948e400ab2c51313dc902 bin/setserial
7596df2fd0e15c3a997570e51de846fa bin/sh
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/sh-BB-NOTUSED
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/sleep
414feccd7a0dc282e1d80ae635e2a442 bin/sort
20ddc835f58c88914de01829f0e0ec46 bin/stat
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/stty
c953b2c1fa0766bf0bc92e3d6d4b7ce2 bin/su
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/sync
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/tail
64012fb6445ce73888843e68dac111f0 bin/tar
85a5eab968ce308271ffb7f03bd63c13 bin/test
b49abb12838fc596720d25e56c20a84c bin/tic
c953b2c1fa0766bf0bc92e3d6d4b7ce2 bin/tinylogin
874b224c3da2fadbd2a7a0a3263352f4 bin/tinylogin-OLD
e431f23a38d43e0399e8eb78ed07d3e7 bin/touch
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/touch-BB-NOTUSED
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/tr
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/true
ae8e41ae591f39c15d08e7af14a4ddea bin/umount
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/umount-BB-NOTUSED
b739312fbd79f839eac105841bf730bf bin/umount-FULL
8f070179068abde516784af15fa5f723 bin/uname
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/uname-BB-NOTUSED
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/uncompress
f33ae07d1cafda53204da3121de626e7 bin/usleep
ec621ab6659cc736df041dd8d8712067 bin/uuidgen
60d3d25a8cd873ce753775488f09efce bin/vi
5b0e9bd52f775b7a60da338d0b1354c2 bin/zcat

PS I saw a program that keeps track of the entire system and all, just can't remember what it was called. Anyone?
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2007, 04:44    Post_subject:  

no,

I haven't heard of that one. But I remember installing a program, back in 1998 on windows, that claimed it would encrypt my entire hard-drive. Googling for the program, about 50% of hits were from virus sites, warning that it was a virus, the other 50% claiming it was a legitimate encryption program.

When I ran the program it came up with a warning that, despite negative criticism that it was viral, it was an encryption program that would make my hdisk inaccesible to even the NCA. Throwing caution, & commensense, to the wind I went ahead & ran it.

maybe ten minutes later I fdisked the hard drive, but there was one mysterious 256k partition that I never could remove using DOS fdisk.

I'll have a hunt around and see if i can locate what that program was called...in the interests of posterity.
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2007, 05:05    Post_subject:  

Lobster wrote:
Smile

Just to remind people. These virus checking packages are to clean the infestation of Windows

Some Puppys have to use Windows for work, college or essential game playing. So if your Windows hard drive goes down you can clean from Puppy.


Ah Smile So are there some good live CDs that are great for this issue .... where windows goes down, you boot up with a liveCD designed to scan and fix viruses ? something like Knoppix, but focused on scanning a windows PC when it goes down ? Question
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2007, 05:33    Post_subject:  

setecio,

The problem I see is the signature files need to be up to date which is a little hard to do on a cd, but not impossible for sure.

I think if one put the scanner and signature files on a usb stick, they could boot with about any Linux live cd and run a scan on Windows and / or entire system, by mounting the usb stick and running the scanner from it.

I really like the idea of scanning a dormant MS operating system. The reason being, is certain malware designed to mask themselves from Windows don't even know they are being scanned by Linux.

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2007, 07:12    Post_subject:  

Bruce B wrote:
setecio,

The problem I see is the signature files need to be up to date which is a little hard to do on a cd, but not impossible for sure.


I was thinking of a dedicated distro site (not necessarily Puppy, but wondered if it exists anywhere) which updates it's iso every day (or even week to begin with), so when a windows computer goes down, a freshly burnt CD has up to date sig files.

Interesting point about the hiding from windows but not from Linux.
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2007, 08:06    Post_subject:  

maybe something like this would suit . . .
http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Security_Live_CD

Windows is a malware magnet - kind of a non-operating system . . . Smile

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2007, 10:30    Post_subject:  

Thanks Lobster, just the sort of link that I was looking for. Very Happy
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