EDIT: This post was written for version 7.5 of AVG which is no longer available. The process is different for version 8.5 and there is no longer a GUI for AVG on Linux. Read more
Since it's tax time here in the US, I figured it would be good to post something to help you keep your information safe. Today I'll show you how to install and use the Cyptkeeper applet in Ubuntu.
Cryptkeeper is a GNOME applet for managing EncFS encrypted folders. To install it, make sure the Universe Repository is enabled and install it with Synaptic. Alternatively, install it from the command line with:
The installation should have added your userid to the fuse group. If it didn't, you can add it with: Read more
ClamAV is a virus scanner for Linux and Unix systems.
To install it on Ubuntu you can use Synaptic or install it from the command line using apt-get.
Filed under: bash, gnome, HowTo, linux, security, Ubuntu
I ran across this tutorial the other day and thought it was worth passing on. A post on TuxTraining shows how to create a script to add right click virus scanning to Nautilus (the Gnome file manager) using ClamAV. ClamAV is a virus scanner for Linux and Unix systems. Read more
Avast! antivirus offers a free desktop edition for Linux. I've already shown how to install avast! in Windows XP, today I'm going to show how to install the Linux version on Ubuntu. The first step is to go to the avast! website and download the .deb package. After the download has completed, you should be able to double click the .deb and then click on Install Package. The system will prompt you for your password and then the installation should start. If you'd prefer to use the command line for this task, open a terminal and change to the directory where the new .deb file is saved. Then enter the following command: (adjust this for the name of the .deb package you just downloaded.) Read more