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Offline Jason

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From SC Magazine:

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Dr. Web researchers spotted a Linux trojan, dubbed Linux.Proxy.10 that has been used to infect thousands of Linux devices.

https://www.scmagazine.com/linux-trojan-targets-vulnerable-devices-via-ssh-protocol/article/634563/

It's a really short article but if you're interested in more, check the links within. The blog post is quite fascinating.
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Hmm!  The Link in the article, takes you to the Dr. Web website.
The Dr. Web website, is promoting their Dr. Web Antivirus software and this software is by a Russian Developer, according to their post at the bottom of the web page.

Not sure if I would want to install a Russian developer, Antivirus, on my computer.  I would be concerned that it would actually put virus software on the computer.
From further Googling, though, it appears Dr Web Antivirus may be Ok, but I think I would go with something more well known, such as Avast Antivirus, if I was going to run a Antivirus scan on my Linux computer.

With Avast Antivirus for Linux, they don't seem to have a desktop version but you could download a 30 day trial version of their Server antivirus, which I think should work fine on a desktop install of a Linux Distro.
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Not sure if I would want to install a Russian developer, Antivirus, on my computer.  I would be concerned that it would actually put virus software on the computer.
From further Googling, though, it appears Dr Web Antivirus may be Ok, but I think I would go with something more well known, such as Avast Antivirus, if I was going to run a Antivirus scan on my Linux computer.

I hear ya'! Not sure I'd want to, either but then with the Putin-backed President in the US, who knows if American companies are safe either! But seriously, I wasn't suggesting going with their software just that their blog had an interesting writeup of it.

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With Avast Antivirus for Linux, they don't seem to have a desktop version but you could download a 30 day trial version of their Server antivirus, which I think should work fine on a desktop install of a Linux Distro.

Yes, I'm sure you could. I'm guessing the server antivirus might be overkill, though. It's probably designed to detect all those nasty windows viruses, too, because Linux servers are often used as mail servers so attachments are scanned. For now, the free ones are probably sufficient. Here's a bunch:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-linux-antivirus-programs/
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