avast! for Linux/Unix Servers
avast! for Linux/Unix Servers is an antivirus solution for the
more popular Linux and BSD environments. Considering its robust design and mail
scanning support, it is primarily intended for Linux (or BSD) based servers; it
can be used on desktop computers as a desktop solution, but pricing assumes
Thanks to its flexible deamon architecture, avast! for Linux/Unix Servers can be
used for both filesystem and network traffic scanning, such as real-time
monitoring of mail (SMTP) and web (HTTP) data streams.
avast! for Linux/Unix features antivirus suite built on avast! antivirus kernel
proposed to use on UNIX-like operating systems. Suite consists from
command-line scanner, resident scanner running as daemon and client for
accessing resident scanner.
Antivirus kernel of avast! For Linux is identical as on Windows system, which
means, that all high-end features, typical for AV kernel on Windows, are
included to Linux version too.
The latest version of avast! antivirus kernel features outstanding detection
abilities, together with high performance. You can expect 100% detection of
In-the-Wild viruses (viruses already spreading between users) and excellent
detection of Trojan horses with minimum of false positives.
The kernel is certified by ICSA Labs; it frequently takes part in the tests of
Virus Bulletin magazine, often yielding the VB100 award.
As avast! for Windows , avast! engine for Linux features outstanding unpacking
support too. It can scan inside almost same number of archives as under
Windows, with exception of MAPI, CAB, ACE, CHM, 7ZIP and NTFS streams.
Following archives can be scanned: ARJ, ZIP, MIME (+ all associated formats),
DBX (Outlook Express archives), RAR, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, ZOO, ARC, LHA/LHX, TNEF
(winmail.dat), CPIO, RPM, ISO, and SIS. It also supports a number of executable
packers (such as PKLite, Diet, UPX, AsPack, PeShield, PeProtect, FSG and new
Updates of virus database are another key need in virus protection. In current
version are not updates incremental. When virus definition file is changed, it
is needed to replace whole VPS file.
Command line scanner
Experienced users appreciate classic on-demand scanner, controlled from command
line. It allows scanning of files in specified directories and both local and
remote volumes. Of course command line scanner works on volumes mounted over
Program is very flexible; it accepts a lot of additional arguments and switches.
It is able to generate extensive report files that can be used for analysis.
Scanner is able to run in STDIN/STDOUT mode to use as it as a pipe filter. This
mode is intended to be used in shell scripts.
For intensive usage is intended antivirus daemon running in background. Daemon
serves to other applications on system, third-party applications can access
antivirus daemon by UNIX sockets. Daemon can be used in specific directory
under specified user account. Client for accessing antivirus daemon is part of
Almost 100% detection
Reasonable memory requirements
Command line scanner with a lot of additional arguments and switches
Interactive or non-interactive mode
Resident scanner running as daemon
Individual settings for third-party applications
Client for access daemon through UNIX sockets
Testing of whole disks or just selected folders
Defining and running of antivirus tests
Working with the scan results
Actions with infected files
Storing the scan results (history)
Command-line scanner with STDIN/STDOUT mode
Updates can be completely automatic
Standard updates are released 2 times a week
Logging to syslog
Works on all modern distributions
Shell scripts for common tasks