Sophos is a commercial anti-virus company that offers a free scanner utility. Sophos Antivirus for Linux uses the same scan engine as its popular Windows cousin to identify, isolate, and remove viruses, Trojans, and a variety of other malware.
More importantly, the program also detects, blocks, and removes Windows, Mac, and Android malware, which makes it an excellent choice for file servers. It even works with Web servers, NFS servers, or old FTP file servers. If you have a Linux system serving up files, it’s critical you scan them to ensure you haven’t become a distribution point for malware.
Sophos Antivirus for Linux is pre-compiled and ready to go for a wide variety of Linux distros, whether you’re talking about 32-bit or 64-bit configurations. Supported platforms include Amazon Linux, CentOS, Debian, Mint, Oracle, Red Hat, SUSE, Turbolinux, and Ubuntu.
The more powerful paid version of the Sophos system adds anti-ransomware -- a timely consideration if you’re running a server that’s even slightly mission critical or has customer, development, or product data -- application whitelisting and HIPS for centralized management of racks or rooms full of servers.