#title F-Prot Antivirus
F-Prot for Linux is a free command line antivirus scanner. A couple of frontends have been written to go with it, providing more user-friendly GUIs (e.g. QtFProt and XFprot). F-Prot and QtFprot can be downloaded using Synaptic/Adept. XFProt can be downloaded from the developer's web site.
We compile XFProt
tar -zxvf xfprot-xx.tar.gz (xx being the file version we downloaded) sudo ./configure sudo make sudo make install (or checkinstall)
and then try to launch the program by typing
in the command line, at which point we get the following error message:
xfprot: starting... xfprot: process is not dumpable xfprot: private dir found xfprot: good...private dir is not a link xfprot: set_dir_properties_and_cd_in() xfprot: setting permissions of private dir to 0700 xfprot: setting owner of private dir xfprot: chdir to private dir xfprot: check_for_bin() xfprot: access(): /usr/local/f-prot/f-prot: No such file or directory xfprot: dialog_window()
/usr/local/f-prot/f-prot File not found! Aborting...
Ubuntu installs F-Prot for Linux by default in /usr/lib/f-prot/ but XFProt looks for it in /usr/local/f-prot
Create a symbolic link:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/f-prot/ /usr/local
and try again
(NB Run it as superuser if you want the scan engine to have access to restricted folders during the analysis)
Hope it works for you!