I downloaded Clamav anti-virus from the package manager in my Lubuntu unit I don't see it anywhere in "preferences", "System Tools" or "Accessories".
You downloaded Clam Av to use it you need to open terminal and type. If you want to do it thru a GUI you can install Clam TK.
ClamTK is the graphical interface for ClamAV, you cannot use ClamTk without having ClamAV installed previously.
Open terminal and type or copy and paste the code. With the sudo command you will be asked for your "root" password.
When installing any software I always like yo update my Linux first.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
To install Clam Antivirus: ( Command Line)
sudo apt-get install clamav
This will install ClamAV and the GUI frontend ClamTK
sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk
(Providing that your /etc/apt/sources.list file is up to date, you will get a recent version of Clam antivirus installed on your machine.)
To update your virus definitions:
To check files in your home directory:
To check files in the entire home directory:
clamscan -r /home
To check files on the entire drive (displaying everything):
clamscan -r /
To check files on the entire drive but only display infected files and ring a bell when found:
clamscan -r --bell --mbox -i /
To force update the ClamAV virus database in the terminal you can use the command
Edited by NickAu1, 28 June 2014 - 10:57 PM.