You do not need Antivirus on Linux. The only reason you may need it is if you share files with windows. I say Windows should handle it's own scanning.
However if you still feel you want one use Clam AV.
Clam AntiVirus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To install Clam AV and its Graphical interface Clam TK you can use this command from the command line:
sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk
To use Clam AV from terminal.
At first you have to update the virus definitions with:
Then you can scan for viruses.
clamscan OPTIONS File/Folder
To check all files on the computer, displaying the name of each file:
clamscan -r /
To check all files on the computer, but only display infected files and ring a bell when found:
clamscan -r --bell -i /
To check files in the all users home directories:
clamscan -r /home
To check files in the USER home directory and move infected files to another folder:
clamscan -r --move=/home/USER/VIRUS /home/USER
To check files in the USER home directory and remove infected files (WARNING: Files are gone.):
clamscan -r --remove /home/USER
To see more options:
Edited by NickAu1, 30 November 2014 - 05:08 PM.