Spirit

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Hello,

I am not a regular with Linux OS and don't have much knowledge about it.As per I read on few forums and blogs Linux do support standalone av like avast eset etc.

I want to know is linux support online scan of computer as does windows do?

If yes which av online scan linux os without installing it on computer.

Thanks
 

Nico@FMA

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Trentmicro (Housecall) has a JAVA based browser scanner, and a ActiveX windows browser scanner so the JAVA module will be able to scan online your linux.
However i would suggest to get AVG Linux install package as it seems to do a rather good job or go with the Kaspersky boot CD which also can scan your Linux.

Anyway
House Call is a free online virus scanner offered by Trend Micro, which checks whether a computer has been infected by viruses, spyware, or other malware. House Call performs additional security checks to identify and fix vulnerabilities to prevent reinfection. Supported browsers are Mozilla Fire fox and the Mozilla Suite on Windows, Solaris and several Linux distributions using the Java Runtime Environment, as well as Internet Explorer on Windows only, through ActiveX or the Java Runtime Environment.

Housecall click here
 
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jamescv7

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Actually due to Linux Operating system, seems most of online scanner could not work since they are based on Windows and specific browser too.

AV's for linux are available and they are same to detect any malicious Windows viruses.

Some are asking to download an exe files in order to operate an online scanner.
 

McLovin

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The one that I would use is what n.nvt suggested. Used it before and know it works.
 

Spirit

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Tried it on Zorion OS which is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and it does not work for me.

When I click on Trendmicro download link its open in Wine and not responded
 

jamescv7

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Wine does have a bit limitations on which Windows application can run very well due to its OS environment.