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Dr.Web® anti-virus for Linux (GUI based)

Dr.Web Security Suite for Unix Appliance and  Dr.Web® anti-virus for Linux (GUI based) is a group of modular solutions that can be installed on appliances running Unix-family (Linux/FreeBSD/Solaris(x86) operating systems. The solutions work as a corporate Internet-gateway – a proxy-server used to provide access to the Internet to intranet users.

Depending on your licensing scheme and the set of selected plugins solutions of Dr.Web Security Suite for Unix Appliance can perform the following tasks:
process incoming and outdoing mail and filter out viruses and spam;
scan http and ftp traffic for viruses;
detect and remove any malicious objects;
parse e-mails and analyze each component of a message;
filter e-mail according to white and black lists;
process correctly archived files of most known formats including multi-volume and self-extracting (SFX) archives;
notify recipients or other selected users on results of scanning using templates ensuring that provided information is easy to read
collect statistics regarding all activities of the system;
protect its own plug-ins against failures.
Dr.Web means its own technologies and anti-virus laboratory
Dr.Web anti-virus technology has been developed since 1992 and is owned by Doctor Web.
here are few anti-virus vendors in the world with their own technologies for detecting and curing malware, a virus monitoring service and an analytical laboratory. It provides a rapid response to latest threats and allows solving any problems of customers in a few hours.

Large enterprise network experience
Dr.Web solutions for small and medium-sized companies and large corporate networks with dozens of thousands of computers have been developed and improved since 1992. The State Duma of Russia, its Defense and Foreign ministries FSB (Federal Security Service) and many other enterprises, educational institutions and research departments trust anti-virus solutions from Doctor Web.

Openness of the solutions
As usual, Doctor Web makes its contribution to development of open source anti-virus products. Solutions included in Dr.Web Security Suite for Unix Appliance have an unlimited potential for expanding their functionality. Virtually any user with a sufficient skill can implement a desired feature using the source code and the SDK supplied with the software.

Exceptional scalability
Dr.Web Security Suite for Unix Appliance can perfectly suite needs of a small company with just one e-mail server and meet the unlimited e-mail filtering requirements of transnational telecoms or Internet service providers, Its efficiency, flexibility of settings and capability of filtering huge volumes of e-mail traffic “on-the-fly” can comply even with highest demands.

Optimal configuration
Configuration of servers with preinstalled Dr.Web Security Suite for Unix Appliance is the result of thorough optimization. Solutions match requirements of a customer perfectly. Flexible licensing system allows a company to pay only for functionality it is going to use. A server based on Dr.Web Security Suite for Unix Appliance is a high-performance solution at a best price.

Reliable protection
State-of-the art technologies ensure high-speed scan of traffic that doesn’t after Internet access speed and runs unnoticed by users. The solutions feature latest Dr.Web technologies that sheilf user machines from malware and spam. Automatic updating system allows maintaining a high level of security.

High productivity and stable operation
Multi-thread scan feature enables Dr.Web Security Suite for Unix Appliance processing simultaneously large amounts of data. Well-designed modular structure makes it impossible for an attacker to disable a solution. Well-known low system requirements of Dr.Web products allow running them on any server hardware.

Easy installation
Dr.Web Security Suite for Unix Appliance fully complies with the “plug and play” principle making installation and maintenance extremely easy even for an inexperienced user. The installation procedure was designed to exclude any possible configuration errors by staff and reduces time of deployment to several minutes. Installation of an appliance doesn’t affect configuration of computers in a corporate network.

Flexible configuration and easy administration
Dr.Web Security Suite for Unix Appliance allows implementing any protection scheme tailored to the security policy of your company. The solutions have flexible configuration system so virtually any required set of rules can be created by a system administrator. All actions related to the network security are logged. The logged data can be used to analyze network health and pinpoint vulnerabilities. The convenient user alert system that issues virus warnings and notifies a user upon loading of a web-page containing malicious code will assist you in conforming to the security policy of your company.

Frequent updating
An add-on to the Dr.Web virus database is released when new entries are added as often as several times per hour. Hot add-ons are released immediately after a new threat has been analyzed. The global virus monitoring network delivers latest samples of viruses from all over the world. Users retrieve updates from several servers located on different parts of the globe.

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Dr.Web LiveCD !

Dr.Web LiveCD is a software product that features a standard Dr.Web scanner.

Dr.Web LiveCD is an anti-virus emergency aid disk that would restore a system that became non-operational due to activities of malware and help copy important information to a removable data-storage device or to another computer. If a workstation or a server running Windows\Unix won’t boot from a hard drive, Dr.Web LiveCD will clean a system of suspicious and malicious files and will also try to cure infected objects

How does it work?

  1. Download the image of Dr.Web LiveCD.
  2. Wirte the image to a CD or DVD. If you use Nero Burning ROM you need to do the following:
    • Insert a blank CD/DVD into your CD/DVD drive
    • Click on the “File” menu and select “Open”
    • Browse through the folders to the location of the image file and select it.
    • Press the “Burn” button and wait while the file is being written to the disk
  3. Make sure that the CD/DVD drive or any other device with Dr.Web LiveCD is set as the first boot device.
  4. As loading starts a dialogue window will prompt you to choose between the standard and safe mode.

  5. Use arrow keys to select a desired mode and press [Enter]:
    • In order to use the scanner with the GUI choose Dr.Web LiveCD (Default)
    • If you’d like to start the scanner using the command line (console) select Dr.Web LiveCD (Safe Mode)
    • Choose Start Local HDD, if you want to boot from the hard drive instead of Dr.Web LiveCD
    • Select Testing Memory to launch the Memtest86+ utility
  6. If Dr.Web LiveCD (Default) is selected, all available disk drives will be detected automatically. The operating system will also try to connect to the local network if available.

  7. When the system is loaded, check disks or folders you want to scan and press Start

  8. You can also contact the support service of Doctor Web if you need extra help. Fill out a support-request form on the web site of the company
  9. The Midnight Commander file manager is used to work with files you need to copy to a safe location
  10. If the operating system failed to configure access to your network, you can do it manually using Networks Configure Manager. Start->Settings->Networks Configure manager

For more information about Dr.Web LiveCD read the Dr.Web LiveCD user manual

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BlueProximity in Ubuntu !{Exclusive}

blueproximity-255615-1246524124This software helps you add a little more security to your desktop. It does so by detecting one of your bluetooth devices, most likely your mobile phone, and keeping track of its distance. If you move away from your computer and the distance is above a certain level (no measurement in meters is possible) for a given time, it automatically locks your desktop (or starts any other shell command you want).

Once away your computer awaits its master back – if you are nearer than a given level for a set time your computer unlocks magically without any interaction (or starts any other shell command you want).

BlueProximity is availible in the Ubuntu repositories, and is very easy to install and set up:

sudo aptitude install blueproximity

Before you run BlueProximity for the first time, make sure your Bluetooth is set up on your computer, and you have paired your cellphone with your desktop.  You can find general Bluetooth options under System > Preferences > Bluetooth.

When you’re ready to run BlueProximity, you can find it under Applications > Accessories > BlueProximity.  BlueProximity runs in the background, and displays a small icon in the taskbar to show its status.  Click on the icon to configure its settings.

In the “Bluetooth Device” tab, you can choose the cellphone or device to pair with and monitor.

  • If you don’t see your cellphone in the list, press “Scan for Devices”.  Make sure your cellphone’s bluetooth is on and discoverable.
  • When your device shows up, you can click on it and press “Use Selected Device”.
  • You can also select the “RFCOMM Channel”, although the default channel, 7, worked for me.  If you have trouble, you may try “Scan channels on device”.

In the next tab, “Proximity Details”, you set the distance and times to lock and unlock your computer.

  • The distance is a numeric value between 0-255 which is a rough range of how far your cellphone is from your computer.  It doesn’t correspond to any specific unit of measure, so you’ll need to test it out to get a feeling for it.
  • At the bottom of the tab, “Measured atm” displays the current distance, as well as the minimum and maximum distances that have been detected.  You can use this as a guide.
  • The duration corresponds to the number of seconds your cellphone needs to be outside of the distance before your computer will lock.  You may need to use some trial and error to find the right value.
  • The “Unlocking” options operate just like the “Locking” options, but opposite.  When your phone is detected within the specified distance for the complete duration, your computer will unlock.

The final preferences tab, “Locking”, controls how BlueProximity will lock and unlock your computer.  It has options for the exact commands which will be invoked, as well as logging options.  Basically, BlueProximity will call gnome-screensaver-command to control the screensaver– turning it on and off appropriately.  For this to work though, you will also need to set up a screensaver.

To check your screensaver settings, go to System > Preferences > Screensaver.

  • In the left pane, choose a screensaver to use.  I prefer ElectricSheep.
  • The option “Activate screensaver when computer is idle” doesn’t apply to BlueProximity, and BlueProximity will work even without it checked.  This refers to whether you want your screensaver to also turn on after a given period.
  • Similarly, the option “Lock screen when screensaver is active” refers to the normal screensaver timeout, and won’t affect BlueProximity.

Once you’ve got BlueProximity and your screensaver configured, everything should be ready to go!  Simply walk away from your computer and watch it automatically fade into your screensaver.  Walk back, and the desktop should automatically wake up.

It’s a pretty fun toy, although not the most useful.  However, for those like myself who tend to walk away from the computer without locking it, you can feel a little better when you have your cellphone in your pocket.

You could also configure what commands to run other then the defaults via the “Locking” tab. Enjoy!

How to install Ubuntu multimedia codecs

How to install all multimedia codecs in ubuntu

and kubuntu

very easy

Ubuntu Linux [1] is a Debian-based, desktop Linux distribution whose name
means “humanity to others.” The philosophy behind this GNU/Linux
distribution and the great selection of packages make you feel good that
you’re using it. The lack of multimedia support, however, leaves your
digital media desires unsated.

in the terminal :

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

have fun 🙂

Create your own distro with Product Creator

Once again, we are going to talk about Kiwi.

Kiwi is an Imaging System, a part of the greater openSUSE Build Service, a complex, omnipotent imaging/virtualization solution that allows you to create any which kind of operating system images, fully customizable and deployable in a vast range of formats, based on your own installation, the vanilla openSUSE or any other Linux distribution.

Kiwi can achieve these tasks using XML templates, as it is geared toward power users who like automation and scripting. However, Kiwi also supports work by the means of much simpler, much friendlier GUI frontends called Image Creator and Product Creator.


Donwload PDF version of this document
The YaST Product Creator is suitable for creating the following types of images:

  • Custom installation media
  • Add-on products
  • Live ISO images
  • USB stick images
  • Xen images
  • Virtual disk boot images

The YaST Product Creator has some limitations:

  • Creates only images for the installed architecture
  • Creates images only from sources added with the YaST Installation Sources module or from newly created add-on products
  • Does not support creation of bootable add-on product images

The YaST Product Creator provides configurations for all types of images. These configurations can be used as a good base for most situations. If you need a special configuration and are not familiar with the add-on configuration or editing and creating a KIWI configuration, see Creating Add-ons and en.opensuse.org/KIWI


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