FRISK Software International

F-PROT Antivirus for Linux Workstations
- for home users


Version 6 Released!

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. F-PROT Antivirus for Linux now also supports both 32bit and 64bit versions of Linux x86. Due to major changes, the usage of many F-PROT subsystems have been changed in addition to normal upgrades.

Name changes and additions:

Old name New name   F-PROT Antivirus for Linux
f-prot fpscan Workstation, Fileserver, Mailserver
f-protd fpscand Fileserver, Mailserver Fileserver, Mailserver 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, 2119958 instead of 546460, as well as much improved heuristics. The new engine means that this is one of the largest and most substantial updates ever to our Linux F-PROT Antivirus product line.

Linux users get a chance to try out the new features and improvements slightly ahead of time as we continue to prepare an update to our entire Unix product line. Details for our earlier release (which continues to be available from our customer zone) are below.

F-Prot Antivirus for Linux Workstations
For home users using the Linux open-source operating system, we offer F-Prot Antivirus for Linux Workstations. F-PROT Antivirus for Linux Workstations utilizes the renowned F-PROT Antivirus scanning engine for primary scan but has in addition to that a system of internal heuristics devised to search for unknown viruses

F-PROT Antivirus for Linux was especially developed to effectively eradicate viruses threatening workstations running Linux. It provides full protection against macro viruses and other forms of malicious software - including Trojans.

F-PROT for Linux Workstations features:
  • Scans for over 2119958 known viruses and their variants
  • Ability to perform scheduled scans when used with the cron utility
  • Scans hard drives, CD-ROMS, diskettes, network drives, directories and specific files
  • Scans for images of boot sector viruses, macro viruses and Trojan Horses

F-PROT Antivirus for Workstations is FREE for Home Users
F-PROT Antivirus for Linux Workstations is FREE for use by personal users on personal workstations

F-PROT Antivirus for Linux Workstations is available for download free of charge for individuals from our download center.