FRISK Software has released F-PROT Antivirus for Linux Version 6.0.0

27 Aug 2007

Version 6 of F-PROT Antivirus for Linux is a new, significantly enhanced version that incorporates version 4 of F-PROT Scanning Engine which has been updated considerably compared to the previous version. Due to major changes, the usage of many F-PROT subsystems have been changed in addition to normal upgrades. This release is for 32bit Intel/AMD (x86-32) architectures only and is only released as a TAR.GZ package.

Name changes and additions:

Old name New name   F-PROT Antivirus for Linux
f-prot fpscan Workstation, Fileserver, Mailserver
f-protd fpscand Fileserver, Mailserver
f-prot.so fp.so Fileserver, Mailserver
f-prot-updater.pl fpupdate Workstation, Fileserver, Mailserver
(new) fpmon Fileserver, Mailserver

Other parts of the system have not changed as extensively from the users perspective, although they use the new scan engine behind the scenes.

The virus definitions have also been combined into one file, instead of the previous three, and the update procedure has been improved considerably.

Many parameters and result codes have changed so it is recommended that users of the previous version have a look at the man pages and documentation.

These changes result in a substantial increase in the number of viruses detected as well as much improved heuristics. The new engine combined with the new Dazuko-based on-access scanner in the Fileserver and Mailserver editions means that this is one of the largest and most substantial updates ever to our Linux F-PROT Antivirus product line.

Our earlier release of F-PROT Antivirus for Linux will still available from the Customer Zone throughout the transition period.

Updating F-PROT Antivirus

Please visit our update center to update your program now.

Current and previous versions of F-PROT Antivirus products:

For information on current versions of F-PROT Antivirus products and the latest virus signature files, visit our current versions page.

To view the release dates of all previous versions of F-PROT Antivirus products, please click here.

Commtouch® is a leading developer of anti virus software and anti spam filtering services. Commtouch's anti virus computer software, F-PROT Antivirus, is available for a number of operating systems such as Windows, Linux, BSD, Solaris, and AIX as well as the Microsoft Exchange groupware.

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