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What is the difference between Clamav and Clamtk? I know that both of them are antivirus.

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ClamAV is the scanner or deamon.

ClamAV can only detect viruses and move any infected files into a quarantined folder; it cannot remove them from files. ClamAv detects viruses on all platforms, but it is primarily useful for Windows viruses and malware.

ClamTk is a GUI front-end for ClamAV using gtk2-perl.


It is common practice in Linux to split the frontend/GUI from the actual program so you can use it on a server install.

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Clamtk is just a graphical interface to clamav.

apt-cache show clamtk

(...)

Description: graphical front-end for ClamAV
ClamTk is a GUI front-end for ClamAV using perl-Gtk2.
Homepage: http://clamtk.sourceforge.net
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Clamav is a command line interface antivirus and Clamtk is a gui front end to clamav antivirus to make it more easier.

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