Hi all, I installed ClamAV & ClamTK by following the instructions supplied on the Linux mint Forums : https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=123127.
I did so as I would like to see if it can detect and clear and issue that I have with an external HDD. The issue is that every file that I transfer to the external HDD has it's permissions changed so that all groups have read & write capabilites as well as the box for allowing the file to execute as a program being checked. I am not able to alter these settings whilst the file remains on the external HDD (i.e if I uncheck the box that allows the file to execute as a program it simply checks the box again immediately, same for the permissions).
I should also mention that I did try to resolve the issue by removing the files and performing a format of the external HDD with no success and that the issue seesm to be specific to the external HDD that has the WAV files stored on it (other external HDD do not display this issue when plugged in to my desktop). The files are WAV files that were purchased and downloaded from Beatport, so not from some dodgy file sharing site.
Anyway....after installing ClamAV & ClamTK I attempted to update the virus database but received an "update failed" message with no other useful information (see attached screenshot). Looking at the GUI it seems as though I do not have the virus signature database as when I attempt to scan a file I receive a no files scanned message. I can see a message (see attached screenshot) that states that there is a newer version available but cannot see how I would upgrade to it.
Could someone please help with resolving the issue with ClamAV so that I can scan the external HDD or perhaps offer an alternative way to resolve the issue.
Edited by Agent_Orange, 25 August 2017 - 08:44 PM.