ClamAV (Clam anti-virus) is a suite of programs designed to detect malware, viruses, trojans, and other threats. It be run from the command line or as a daemon, and can integrate with mail servers to scan email attachments. It is open source and published under the GPL.

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freshclam ignoring force-confold option when upgrading from terminal

There is a bug report for this here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/clamav/+bug/1198929 I am trying to find a work around until either apt and/or freshclam are updated so that they don't ...
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How is logging of automatic/schedules scans enabled for clam AV?

In this thread it is discussed how to log a scan by ClamAV. However, the suggestions are only for logging one-off scans triggered from command line. My situation is that I'm working in a setting ...
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Trouble installing SquidClamav

According to this tutorial I installed clamav, SquidClamav and c-icap. In section [2] I should edit /etc/squidclamav.conf but it does not exist. did something go wrong during installation? any ...
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clamd has no permissions to scan files in Ubuntu 13.10

It seems that clamd has absolutely no rights to scan an single file on my server. Disabling AppArmor does not help. I've tried both "/etc/init.d/apparmor stop" and "/etc/init.d/apparmor teardown". I ...
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mysterious files and possible virus on ubuntu 12.04.2 server

IT services at my institution discovered our server sending out SPAM emails and flagged it as compromised. Further investigations suggest that it is indeed infected with a virus. For instance, there ...
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Moving files to usb stick and virus scan

I have the task of moving a single file to 50+ usb sticks and then virus scan them with clam-AV. I have a 6 way usb hub that I can use to speed things up. I am after running a script that prompts for ...
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Virus detected with ClamTK (Possible infection?)

I did a routine scan of my system, with ClamTK. The the anti-virus reported 3 detections. The names of the three detections are: 1.[PUA.Phishing.Bank] 2.[PUA.Phishing.Bank] 3.[PUA.Script.Packed-1] ...
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Instalation and accessing Clam AV antivirus in 12.04 [duplicate]

I installed clam AV anti virus for Ubuntu. As i don’t got exact clam av in repository i looked into this site "http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1638141". So as per instruction i run command ...
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Clam TK and sudo freshclam

I have clamtk! Should I set clamtk for manual or automatic updates? Clam says that if my computer is receiving automatic updates then I should set the wizard at automatic I have no idea if my ...
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freshclam not working because clamav folder in /var/log and /var/log is in ramdisk

I was looking for this on the web but since English is not my primary language it seems that I can not find what I want, that is why my question is here... Intro: I have an SSD and I did some ...
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Clamav signature out-of-date

Just installed Clamav and the ClamTK frontend. However the programs says that virus definitions are out of date. I ran the freshclam command but the ClamTK still says "The signatures are out-of- ...
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compiling clamav

I'm trying to compile clamav and I have already run: ./configure make But when I run make install it returns with this error : make[4]: *** [install-libLTLIBRARIES] Error 1 make[4]: Leaving ...
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How to install ClamAV for Plesk

I am trying to find directions to install ClamAV for Plesk Panel. I haven't found a straight answer or way to enable it within the panel. I've searched everywhere. Can anyone help? I tried doing a ...
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automatic scan scheduled with clamtk for ubuntu 12.04 does not work

the automatic scanner that i have scheduled with clamtk for ubuntu 12.04 does not work. i have to do the job manually. is there a code i can punch into the console that will fix this problem so that ...
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Scan a file over the Internet by its url using ClamAV

Sometimes I have a need to scan the files over the Internet given their urls. I didn't find any information about this capacity at the documentation of ClamAV. Does it allow to do that? How do I get ...
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Unable to install clamav

While installing clamav I got the following error: andrei@andrei-H61M-DS2:~$ sudo apt-get clamav E: Invalid operation clamav andrei@andrei-H61M-DS2:~$ sudo apt-get clamav E: Invalid ...
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How can I get a ClamAV report on infected files in the terminal? [duplicate]

I scanned my system with CLamAV by the terminal and I wanna know what files are infected. How can I get a report for that? I want a report on my last scan, not on the next one
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Disabling DatabaseMirror option in freshclam.cof

I am trying to make a local mirror for my signatures of ClamAV in Ubuntu 12.04 but I can not erase the DatabaseMirror option in file freshclam.conf and when I run freshclam command I get the ...
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ClamAV continues to say that my definitions are outdated

I have just updated the definitions for clamav and here is the output: ClamAV update process started at Mon Sep 30 09:22:24 2013 WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED! WARNING: Local version: ...
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ClamAV daemon clamd ERROR: initgroups() failed

Why am I getting ERROR: initgroups() failed when I start the clamav-daemon ? Below is related service status, package version & system setup. /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon start Starting ...
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Help with installing and how to confirm successful installation of ClamAV?

I have just researched and attempted to install ClamAV as an antivirus program on my Ubuntu install using these two articles: Clam AV package download page How do I install the latest clamav & ...
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ClamAV multiple Network Profile

I am trying to configure an AV server i.e. ClamAV server internally hosted in my datacenter for all my laptop clients running Ubuntu 12.04 64Bit. Here is the configuration for the Server and the ...
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Why running clamtk on 12.04 with kernel-update of today crashes the system?

I am performing clamtk - virusscan as usual (at a friends computer with 12.04 - updated today): sudo clamtk Then normal scanning of all files. When reaching certain file, it crashes with logout to ...
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Ubuntu Files, the file manager, and making clamtk be an option at all times

How do I make Ubuntu 13.04's "Files" always offer clamtk as a way to open any selection, be it a bunch of zips, docs, files without extensions or folders?
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Is it ok to run more than one antivirus program?

I am running two different anti-virus programs on my Ubuntu system. I know in Windows this is a bad idea as they will cause issues with each other. I have Clam AV running, and just managed to get ...
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Meaning of Total errors on result of Clamav scan

I scanned my Ubuntu computer using Clamav the following are the results Known viruses: 2288150 Engine version: 0.97.8 Scanned directories: 55215 Scanned files: 283662 Infected files: 0 Total errors: ...
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How I can upgrade to Clamav-0.97.8? [duplicate]

Clamav-0.97.8 has been released. I have Clamav-0.97.7; How I can upgrade Clamav-0.97.8 in Ubuntu 12.10? Thank you.
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How to install ClamAV on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, so I am not sure how to install ClamAV on my Ubuntu which is version 12.10.
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Should I be worried about a possible threat?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10. I use Clamav and have scanned my system regularly for infections. Today it picked up a potential threat ...
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How do I scan for viruses with ClamAV?

I installed ClamAV via Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) with: sudo apt-get install clamav but how can I scan for viruses?
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Squid or DansGuardian: Which should pass content to an antivirus product for scanning?

I have an Ubuntu Server12.04 installation acting as a proxy server using Squid 3.1.19. Squid has been configured to pass content to SquidClamAV 6.10 to check for viruses (using icap): icap_service ...
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ClamAV update failure. Ubuntu 12.10

I am using the 4.42 GUI version which is the newest. The antivirus engine is .97.6 also the newest. The problem is my antivirus definitions are out of date. When I run sudo freshclam Here is the ...
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Problem in my terminal related clamav

Recently I decided to use Avast Antivirus. I uninstalled clamav and installed Avast. Now whenever I use my terminal I get the following errors.: 5 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not ...
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How to compile and install clamav from surceforge?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04. I'm affraid I've installed a virus on my computer (I've clicked a link which was a virus), I'd prefere to check if everything is fine. I've installed clamAV using Synaptic. ...
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ClamTK gives wrong warning?

I scanned my computer using ClamTK and it reported several threats, but most of the files it indicated as threats are files from my Netbeans IDE.(highly trustable source) Are my Netbeans files really ...
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What is the difference between Clamav and Clamtk?

What is the difference between Clamav and Clamtk? I know that both of them are antivirus.
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clamd PING give ERROR: initgroups() failed?

My ubuntu version is 12.04. I have installed clamav as root user using the below commands. apt-get install clamav apt-get install clamav-daemon But when I use the below command clamd PING It ...
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Why I am getting Can't open /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions error?

I got bash script from internet for for Running the Clamav Antivirus in Demon mode. But am getting the below error. Can't open /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions I checked /etc/rc.d/init.d/ directory there ...
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Freshclam error

After installing clamav and clamtk, when doing freshclam I receive this message: freshclam ERROR: Can't create temporary directory /var/lib/clamav/clamav-f52645d8e80b9b727228734e339d231d Hint: The ...
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How to do quarantine or delete with ClamAV?

I scanned the home directory using ClamAV which found 13 threats. The list was also displayed, but when I tried to delete or quarantine files, it did not proceed. Any ideas?
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How do I install the ClamAV extension for PHP 5?

I'd like to automatically scan uploaded files for viruses with php. There was an extension called php-clamavlib in earlier versions of ubuntu, but on Natty I get E: Unable to locate package ...
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Virus PUA.Script.PDF.EmbededJS-1

ClamTK reported a thread named PUA.Script.PDF.EmbededJS-1 when I scan my documents, but did not provide more details. Is it a Windows virus or Linux virus, what this virus does, how this spreads? I ...
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blackhole exploit kit - Linux Server Script

It has come to our attention when scanning some of our hosted server websites that they have been infected with Blackhole Exploit Kit (top dollar hacking program - ...
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How to auto-scan any plugged in usb storage device with clamav?

I'd like to do an automatic virus scan on any plugged in usb device using ClamAV. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. The closest thing I found was: ...
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Inaccessible Samba share with vscan-clamav

I have set up Samba with vscan-clamav and everything seems to be configured properly. However, when I try to access a Samba share from Windows I get the following error. --------------------------- ...
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How do I update ClamTk virus scanner via the terminal?

I've decided to use ClamTk on my Ubuntu, the problem is that it just simply wont update the antivirus engine and the GUI version from the software itself. What is the command that I could use in the ...
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How do I install the latest clamav & clamtk? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. I had installed clamav & clamtk, but it failed to update itself to the latest version so I uninstalled it. Now I want to install the latest version of clamav & clamtk. ...
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How to update ClamAV definitions database?

How can I update Clam Antivirus via the terminal? I already have installed clamav, but I want to know how can I update the virus database.
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Help with installing sudo apts

Any time I use Alt+F2 to open command line and I type a command such as: sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk I click on it and it doesn't do anything. Am I not supposed to click on the icon that ...
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Cannot update and install any software after installing ClamAV?

After I install Clam Antivirus I get an error: http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/709447/.. When using Ubuntu Software Center I tried to repair the broken package but it give an error like this : ...