Mini-FAQ: "antivirus software for Linux" (05/20/2000)

Mini-FAQ: "antivirus software for Linux" (05/20/2000)

Post by Rainer Lin » Sun, 21 May 2000 04:00:00



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                Mini-FAQ: "antivirus software for Linux"
                        Version: 1.8
                        Maintainer: Rainer Link
                        Release date: 05/20/2000
                        http://rainer.w3.to/

1. About this mini-FAQ
This mini-FAQ informs you about currently available antivirus software
for Linux.

2. Overview
All listed products do not only search for known Linux-viruses (such
as Staog or Bliss), but also for known viruses for DOS/Windows, macro
viruses or Trojan Horses.
According to the producers, the Linux-version of their av-software
uses the same scanning engine as it is used at the Windows-version.
Only "Linux-native" av-software is written down here.

The product list is divided in four sections:

* on-demand scanner
* on-acces scanner
* eMail gateway scanner/tool
* Internet gateway scanner/tool

2.1 on demand-scanner
2.1.1 F-Secure Antivirus for Linux
Producer/Developer: F-Secure Corp., Finland
Platform: Intel
Download: http://www.f-secure.com/download-purchase/
Version: 4.08
Size: approx. 1.6 MB
Contact: Anti-Virus-Sa...@datafellows.com
Pricing: <unknown>
Comments: According to Ari Hypponen a trial copy is not available
yet on the web site.

2.1.2 H+B EDV AntiVir/X
Producer/Developer: H+B EDV Datentechnik GmbH, Tettnang, Germany
Platfom: Intel
Download: http://www.hbedv.com/
Version: 6.01.00.2, 29 March 2000
Size (compressed): approx. 1 MB
contact person: Martin Ritter <mrit...@antivir.de>
Pricing: AntiVir/X is freeware for private use, but it is recommended
to register the software via eMail. For commercial use, please
contact H+B EDV
Comments: TkAntVir, a GUI written witk Tcl/Tk is available from
www.geiges.de/sebastian/

2.1.3 NAI Netshield (uvscan) for Unix (Linux)
Producer/Developer: Network Associates, USA
Platform: Intel
Download: http://www.nai.com/asp_set/buy_try/try/products_evals.asp
Version: 4.7 (licensed version)
Size (compressed): approx. 3,7 MB
contact person: supp...@nai.com, sa...@nai.com
Pricing: should be part of the "Total Virus Defense", please ask
their sales team.
Comment:

2.1.4 Sophos Sweep for Linux
Producter/Developer: Sophos UK / Sophos US
Platform: Intel, Alpha
Download: http://www.sophos.com/downloads/
Version: 3.33, May 2000
Size (compressed): approx. 1 MB
contact person: supp...@sophos.com
Pricing: In Germany it is freeware for private use, but it is
recommended to register it by email, phone or fax. For commercial
use please ask the sales team (sa...@sophos.com)
Comment:

2.1.5 Trend Micro FileScan for Linux
Producer/Developer: Trend Micro, USA
Platform: Intel
Download: http://www.antivirus.com/free_tools/linux
Version: 1.0
Size (compressed): approx. 2,5 MB
contact person: <unknown>
Pricing: free of charge (non-commercial use only)
Comments: developed for RedHat 6.x

2.1.6 CyberSoft VFind Security ToolKit (VSTK) for Linux
Developer: CyberSoft Inc., United States
Platform: Intel
Download: an evaluation copy is available upon request
Version: Current VSTK157
Size (compressed): approx. 1 MB
Contact: sa...@cyber.com
Pricing: see http://www.cyber.com/products/masterprice.html
Comments: The VFind Security ToolKit is a suite of computer security and
antivirus tools.

2.7.1 Kaspersky Lab AntiViral Toolkit Pro (AVP) for Linux
Developer: Kaspersky Lab, Russia
Platform: Intel
Download: http://www.kasperskylab.ru/eng/products/eval.html
Version: 3.0 - build 133
Size (compressed): 200 KB
Contact: sa...@avp.ru or sa...@avp.com
Pricing: commercial
Comments: needs antivirus database (AVC) files

2.1.7.2 Kaspersky Lab AntiViral Toolkit Pro (AVP) Daemon for Linux
Developer: Kaspersky Lab, Russia
Platform: Intel
Download: http://www.kasperskylab.ru/eng/products/eval.html
Version:  3.0 build 133
Size (compressed): 204 KB
Contact: sa...@avp.ru or sa...@avp.com
Pricing: commercial
Comments: needs the antivirus database files

2.1.8 Comouter Associates InoculateIT (inocucmd) for Linux
Developer: Computer Associates, USA
Platform: Intel
Download: ftp://ftp.cai.com/pub/getbbs/linux.eng/
Version: 4.0
Size (compressed): 1.5 MB
Contact: i...@cai.com
Pricing: <unknown>
Comments: according to README.txt for RedHat 6.0 and above,
but runs also on my SuSE 6.2

2.2 on-access scanner
2.2.1 H+B EDV AVGuard/Linux
Producer/Developer: H+B EDV Datentechnik GmbH, Tettnang, Germany
Platfom: Intel
Download: ftp://ftp.antivir.de/linux/
Version: 0.9 beta
Size (compressed): approx. 120 KByte
contact person: Martin Ritter <mrit...@antivir.de>
Pricing: <unknown>
Comments: AVGuard/Linux provides resident, on-access virus-protection.
Currently it works only with kernel 2.0.36-38. Needs AntiVir/X

2.2.2 Kaspersky Lab AntiViral Toolkit Pro (AVP) Monitor for Linux
Developer: Kaspersky Lab, Russia
Platform: Intel
Download: http://www.kasperskylab.ru/eng/products/eval.html
Version: Beta 1 (0.01)
Size (compressed): 20 KB
Contact: sa...@avp.ru or sa...@avp.com
Pricing: GPL
Comments: AVP Monitor is a patch for kernel 2.2.x series, it
needs AVP Daemon. It is now included in the AVPDaemon package.

2.3 email gateway scanner/tool
2.3.1 H+B EDV AvGate
Producer/Developer: H+B EDV Datentechnik GmbH, Tettnang, Germany
Platfom: Intel
Download: ftp://ftp.antivir.de/linux/
Version: 6.1.0
Size (compressed): approx. 30 KByte
contact person: Martin Ritter <mrit...@antivir.de>
Pricing: freeware (private use)
Comments: AvGate is a stmp store-and-forward proxy with virus scanning
capabilities. Needs AntiVir/X

2.3.2 AMaViS - A Mail Virus Scanner
Developer: Christian Bricart & AMAViS-Dev-Team
Platform: Intel, SPARC, HP-UX and more
Download: http://amavis.org/
Version: AMaViS 0.2.0-pre6
         AMaViS 0.2.0-pre6-clm-rl-8
         AMaViS-Perl-6
supported MTAs: sendmail (qmail, postfix, exim - with patches)
supported scanner: Sophos Sweep, KasperskyLab AVP, H+BEDV AntiVirm
                   NAI VirusScan (more with patches)
Size (compressed): approx. 100 KB
contact person: Christian Bricart <sh...@aachalon.de>
Pricing: none
License: GPL
Comments: AMaViS scans attachments of incoming emails by executing
one or more av program(s).
Patches: www.unix.cslab.tuwien.ac.at/~ackerman/outmail.html
         www.ce.is.fh-furtwangen.de/~link/security/amavis-patch.php3
         www.unixzone.com/virus/ (0.2.0-pre6-clm-rl-8 & AMaViS-Perl-6)

2.3.3 Mail::IspMailGate
Developer: Amar Subramanian & Jochen Wiedmann
Platform: <alle Perl-Platformen?>
Download http://search.cpan.org/search?dist=Mail-IspMailGate
Version: 1.1013 alpha
supported MTAs: sendmail
supported scanner: basically all (do-it-yourself)
Size (compressed): approx. 49 KB
Pricing: none (?)
License: GPL or Artistic License (?)

2.3.4 Scan4Virus
Developer: Jason Haar
Platform: Intel (?)
Download: http://www.geocities.com/jhaar/scan4virus/
Version: 0.19
supported MTAs: qmail
supported scanner: Sophos Sweep, NAI VirusScan,
                   Trend FileScanner, H+B EDV AntiVir
Size (compressed): approx. 22 KB
Pricing: none
License: GPL

2.3.5 Inflex
Developer: Paul L Daniels
Platform: Intel (?)
Download: http://www.spyda.co.za/inflex/
Version: 1.0.4
supported MTAs: sendmail
supported scanner: F-Secure AV, Sophos Sweep,
                   NAI VirusScan
Size (compressed): approx. 24 KB
Pricing: none
License: GPL

2.3.6 WMailScanner
Developer: Philippe Plantier
Platform: Intel
Download: http://messel.emse.fr/~pplantie/wmailscanner/
Version: 0.0.2
supported MTAs: sendmail
supported Scanner: <unbekannt>
Size (compressed): approx. 15 KB
Pricing: none
License: GPL

2.3.7 Kaspersky Lab AVP for sendmail
Developer: Kaspersky Lab, Russia
Platform: Intel
Download: http://www.kasperskylab.ru/eng/products/eval.asp
Version: 0.0.2-1
supported MTAs: sendmail
Size (compressed): 150 KB
Pricing: <unknown>
License: commercial

2.3.8 Kaspersky Lab AVP for qmail
Developer: Kaspersky Lab, Russia
Platform: Intel
Download: http://www.kasperskylab.ru/eng/products/eval.asp
Version: 0.0.3-1
supported MTAs: qmail
Size (compressed): <unknown>
Pricing: <unknown>
License: commercial
Comments: currently not available from FTP/WWW server

2.3.9 Mailchecker
Developer: Ragnar Kjorstad, Eivind Kjorstad
Platform: anyone on which python runs
Download: http://sourceforge.net/project/?group_id=2306
Version: <unknown>
supported MTAs: sendmail (?)
Size (compressed): <unknown>
License: GPL
Comments: currently only development release available

2.4 Internet gateway scanner
2.4.1 Trend Micro InterScan VirusWall for Linux
Producer/Developer: Trend Micro, USA
Platform: Intel
Download: http://www.antivirus.com/
Version: 3.1a
Size: approx. 7 MB
contact person: <unknown>
Pricing: <unkonwn>
Comments: developed for RedHat 6.x - a version
for SuSE Linux is currently developed

3. Contacting the author
If you have questions, critics or if you find an error in this
document, please write to av-li...@w3.to - Thanks!

My thoughts about server-based virusprotection for Linux-servers
can be found at http://av-linux-project.w3.to/

4. Distribution of this document
This document may be distributed freely via eMail, in Newsgroups or
be put on a web-site, if it is garantied that it is not altered in
any way. If you put this mini-faq on your web-site, I would be pleased
if you put a link to http://av-linux.w3.to/ on your site, too.

(c) by Rainer Link, 1999-2000 - All rights reserved.
Thanks to SuSE Germany for funding my work.
All information in this document are provided "as it is".
There is no warranty, that it is faultless or that
all (known) products are listed. All trademarks are respected.
Please apologize any misspellings for the reason that English is not
my native-language.
                http://av-linux.w3.to/

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