Sunday, January 15, 2012

Use Clam AntiVirus on Debian Linux

An antivirus software item available on Debian Linux is Clam AntiVirus. The package name is "clamav". The graphical user interface (GUI) is "clamtk".

Install Clam AntiVirus using Synaptic Package Manager:

Click on "Applications", "Accessories" and "Virus Scanner" to start Clam AntiVirus. Click on "File" to choose a file. Press "Directory" to choose a directory.
No automatic scanning is available when a file is downloaded. I need to manually scan the file.

As a superuser in Terminal, type freshclam to update the virus definitions.

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