We are excited to release COMODO Antivirus for Linux (CAVL) v1.1 (v1.1.268025.1) which is the first important update after publishing v1.0 (v1.0.239818.1).
Comodo Antivirus for Linux (CAVL) is a product running on Linux to provide antivirus services for file and mail filtering.
Support Linux Mint
Fix bug: OS hang while processing realtime scanning task
Fix bug: Scanning stops abnormally after several full disk scanning
Fix bug: File path contains non-English characters could not be displayed correctly somewhere
Fix other bugs
On-demand and On-access malware scanning
Script simulator and script scanning
PE simulator including dynamic and generic unpack
PE Obj scanning
Compressed packages scanning
Full heuristic scanning
White list checking and smart scanning
Quarantine and event log viewer
Signature and binary updates
Mail gateway email malware filtering compatible with MTA software Postfix, Sendmail, Exim and Qmail
Spam email detection
Linux distributions(both x86 and x86_64):
Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.9 and 6.3
CentOS 5.9 and 6.3
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
MTA and related plugin:
RPM packages for Redhat Enterprise Linux Server, Fedora, CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and OpenSUSE:
Yes… Download the .deb file based on if your running the 32 or 64 bit version of Mint. Open it with the package installer. After it’s installed, run the setup .sh file in the terminal like it specifies. Restart it, update the virus database, do a full scan, and you should be good to go.
Can you confirm whether CAVL detects Linux threats as well as Windows threats? The reason I ask, is that I’m running Ubuntu 12.04 on old hardware (1.2 GHz, 1GB ram) and installing CAVL is likely to affect the overall performance of this machine.
It is not working with the latest Linux Mint Debian Edition Cinnamon, I always get that message every time I restart my computer: COMODO Aplication Agent is not running! And it has been impossible for me to solve that problem.
Many Thanks to the COMODO developers for releasing a Linux AV version! There has been others who has tried, but none has been as easy to setup than this one.
It runs well, even on less than 2.0GHz CPU’s, my T42 ThinkPad has a 1.7GHz Pentium M, there are no slowdowns.
The trick to getting COMODO AV for Linux running right is a simple one, via the command line. It has to be ran as sudo. Without the quotes, enter the following after install/updating.
This will get it going enough for COMODO to fix the rest (a prompt will appear to automatically fix it, do so). A reboot may be needed, though I wasn’t prompted to do so. Once all is configured (mail can be configured later if necessary), you’ll be prompted on the main interface to run a full scan, which takes much less time than a Windows scan does.
Again, thanks to the COMODO team for providing the growing Linux community with a real security choice.