Virus Protection for Ubuntu Part 2

HouseCall is the on-demand scanner is a very popular that play an important role in identifying and removing viruses, Trojans, worms and other unwanted browser plugins/malwares. It comes with a very friendly user interface and the ability to perform fast scans that target critical system areas and active malware. It also leverages the Trend Micro ™ Smart Protection Network to help ensure that scans catch the latest threats.

Main features include
  • Complete system and custom scan options allows the user to specify a folder to scan (new in 7.1).
  • Quick scan option offers targeted scanning of critical system areas and active threats, reducing the time to scan in a few minutes.
  • Stand-alone, browser-independent implementation eliminates compatibility issues associated with browser-enabled scanner.
  • Smart Scan technology refers to the patterns in the clouds, giving the latest protection while reducing download time.
  • Smart feedback shares threat information with the Smart Protection Network which correlates data from a global intelligence network to quickly find a new threat.
  • Review and restore lets you check and compare the results of the scan and recover files.
  • Improved detection and cleanup addresses rootkits and other sophisticated threats.

Fwbuilder or better known as Firewall Builder helps simplify management. The firewall instead of dealing with cryptic command lines of Firewall Builder provides an easy to use interface that lets users drag-and-drop objects to create firewall rules to even the most complex. From a single management application Firewall Builder supports a wide range of including iptables firewall Linux, BSD pf, Cisco router access list, Cisco ASA/PIX, Cisco FWSM and much more. Firewall Builder can also manage other critical device configuration such as network interface and a static route.

The Bullguard is a powerful but lightweight firewall for heavy use systems. With many features, this firewall can be used by anyone who wants to protect their systems. This system allows dynamic and static set regulations for maximum protection and have some advance features.

Available for Windows and Linux, WebCleaner is OpenSource software that removes HTML ads unwated. Not only does it help block pop-ups but also disable animated GIFs. In addition the image with the size of the Filer, removes banner ads and compress documents on-the-fly with gzip. This helps reduce the image to JPEG low bandwidth and remove/add/modify arbitrary HTTP headers.

Other features include
  • configured via the web interface
  • use squidGuard blacklists
  • Antivirus filter module
  • detection and correction of HTML security weaknesses is renowned
  • Basic, Digest and NTLM (untested) proxy authentication support
  • per-host access control
  • HTTP/1.1 support (persistent connections, pipelining)
  • HTTPS support (both forwarding and filtering)

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