Security Software Antivirus Software F-PROT Antivirus for Linux

F-PROT Antivirus for Linux 6.2.3 for Linux

by FRISK Software International

Avg. Rating 4.3 (20 votes)

File Details

File Size 28.9 MB
License Shareware
Operating System Linux
Date Added
Total Downloads 4,179
Publisher FRISK Software International
Homepage F-PROT Antivirus
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

F-PROT Antivirus is one of the leading antivirus software applications on the market today. Built on the award-winning F-PROT Antivirus scanning engine, F-PROT Antivirus is renowned for its reliability, ease of use, fast scanning and exceptionally low resource consumption. New and unknown threats are detected with advanced heuristics technology, providing the strongest possible defense available for your computer.

Latest Reviews

Frostek

Frostek reviewed v4.6.0 on Jul 1, 2006

In case anyone is asking why this is needed, yes there are a few viruses that affect Linux, but the far more normal use for this program is to ensure that Windows machines linked to your Linux machines (either by network or sneakernet) will not get a Windows virus payload from you.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v4.4.2 on Sep 22, 2004

I use F-Prot on both Windows and Mandrake 10. I think that with that small footprint and ease of use, it is the best damn antivirus software around. You wonder why all those download sites and magazines keep pushing Symantec and McAfee? This product is free for desktop and workstation users.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v4.3.1 on Nov 6, 2003

F-Prot is ok. Not great, but ok. Who knows? Someday linux may become used widely enough that virus writers will care that it exists and create a virus or two.

X-Lead

X-Lead reviewed v4.2.1 Beta 2 on Sep 15, 2003

The most useful bit about having F-Prot running on Linux or FreeBSD, is that you can scan for windows viruses inside incoming e-mail, or Samba shares on the local unix PC.

errderr

errderr reviewed v4.2.1 Beta 2 on Sep 15, 2003

idynkydnk - yes, Linux can get a virus. It just happens that at the moment most viruses and worms are targeted at Windows. Linux/UNIX in general is a more difficult target because of user access privileges. Since you're not supposed to run unknown programs as root, in theory, the only thing that gets messed up is the user's account, which can be deleted and recreated.

idynkydnk

idynkydnk reviewed v4.2.1 Beta 2 on Sep 15, 2003

I thought linux couldn't get a virus?

doubleJ

doubleJ reviewed v3.11b Beta on Dec 21, 2001

Ummm...
Does this not make sense to anyone else? What's it going to protect against, the dreaded non-existent Linux Outlook Express port?

Avg. Rating 4.3 (20 votes)
Your Rating
Frostek

Frostek reviewed v4.6.0 on Jul 1, 2006

In case anyone is asking why this is needed, yes there are a few viruses that affect Linux, but the far more normal use for this program is to ensure that Windows machines linked to your Linux machines (either by network or sneakernet) will not get a Windows virus payload from you.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v4.4.2 on Sep 22, 2004

I use F-Prot on both Windows and Mandrake 10. I think that with that small footprint and ease of use, it is the best damn antivirus software around. You wonder why all those download sites and magazines keep pushing Symantec and McAfee? This product is free for desktop and workstation users.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v4.3.1 on Nov 6, 2003

F-Prot is ok. Not great, but ok. Who knows? Someday linux may become used widely enough that virus writers will care that it exists and create a virus or two.

X-Lead

X-Lead reviewed v4.2.1 Beta 2 on Sep 15, 2003

The most useful bit about having F-Prot running on Linux or FreeBSD, is that you can scan for windows viruses inside incoming e-mail, or Samba shares on the local unix PC.

errderr

errderr reviewed v4.2.1 Beta 2 on Sep 15, 2003

idynkydnk - yes, Linux can get a virus. It just happens that at the moment most viruses and worms are targeted at Windows. Linux/UNIX in general is a more difficult target because of user access privileges. Since you're not supposed to run unknown programs as root, in theory, the only thing that gets messed up is the user's account, which can be deleted and recreated.

idynkydnk

idynkydnk reviewed v4.2.1 Beta 2 on Sep 15, 2003

I thought linux couldn't get a virus?

doubleJ

doubleJ reviewed v3.11b Beta on Dec 21, 2001

Ummm...
Does this not make sense to anyone else? What's it going to protect against, the dreaded non-existent Linux Outlook Express port?

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