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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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - Broken dependancies for Clam AV

Tried to install CLAMAV via command line for Ubuntu Server 14.04. Got the following error: groot:/home/carlo# apt-get install clamav-freshclam Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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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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installing Clamav-0.98.3 on ubuntu 12.04 for the first time

I've tried to install clamav but everytime i get this error 'OpenSSL not found'. I'm new to ubuntu and i don't know what to do. Can somebody please hepl me ?
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What is the next step on the infected files and errors?

I scanned my computer for viruses by using clamav: sudo clamscan -r --bell -i /. I received the following result: LibClamAV Warning: cli_scanxz: decompress file size exceeds limits - only ...
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.android Folder and adbkey Files

Today I discovered a folder in my home directory with the name ".android". Inside the folder are just two files, "adbkey" and "adbkey.pub". I have searched around and have found out that adbkey.pub ...
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freshclam error, “clamd.conf” file not found

When I run the following command: sudo freshclam If there are found to be updates to the virus definitions etc then at the end of the output comes this error message ERROR: NotifyClamd: Can't find ...
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Is necessary use ClamTK with ClamAV?

Do I need to install Clam TK when using Clam AV? Clam TK will not install. Will Clam AV run automatically in the background?
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Clamav finding threat in Steam file

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, since it's summer vacation and I need something to play with :D I have installed Steam, no problem. But when I went to install ClamAv with ClamTk just for good ...
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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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What should I do next with infected files and errors?

I scanned my computer for viruses by using clamav: sudo clamscan -r --bell -i /. I received the following result: LibClamAV Warning: cli_scanxz: decompress file size exceeds limits - only scanning ...
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ClamAV virus detections documentation

I see ClamAV telling me the names of all the viruses that it has detected on my computer, but it seems to give me very little documentation on what those detections actually mean, and what the viruses ...
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Can't install clamav dependencies?

Turns out I can't install anything using aptitude and I also seem to be missing a few dependencies. When I try to install a program: mom@mom-Inspiron-1720:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Spam entries in mail log, but doesn't appear to be from a PHP script?

I'm new to linux, and it appears that my server was blacklisted in the CBL. It looks like one of my Wordpress installations was compromised, and some Malware was installed. I ran ClamAV, and it ...
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how to scan on-access with clamav in 14.04

I try to use clamav for on-access virus scanning for my home directory and all mounted drives. I found some rather old instructions here, and adjusted them. Since dazuko was replaced by fanotify, ...
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Errors installing the perl module File::Scan::ClamAV

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Gnome desktop. I'm missing one of the requires for having ClamAV work with SpamAssassin and it will not install, here is the output. The command used to install is: ...
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Cannot login after Clam AV removal purge mistake

I would like some help repairing my Ubuntu installation please, I am having problems logging in after a mistake trying to uninstall Clam AV. I accidentally deleted some files / libraries whilst ...
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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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How to tell what a PUA.JS.Xored actually is

Almost every time that I scan my machine with ClamAV I get some results reporting that there is this PUA in my browser's cache: PUA.JS.Xored And I understand that this is encrypted JavaScript of ...
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ClamAV with Amavis only scan localhost Emails

I have followed this Tutorial https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PostfixAmavisNew and setup to scan all my Mails by ClamAV Antivirus. If I send an Email in localhost than ClamAV is scanning the Email ...
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Trying to compile clamAv folder

im new to ubuntu and im trying to compile: https://github.com/vrtadmin/clamav-devel. I'm currently in my final year of universtiy and as my dissertation/project im creating an Anti-virus application ...
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clamTK 5.14 first scan many many possible threats

I just installed clamTK 5.14 on my other computer. FIY I have a dual boot with 12.04 LTS on one partition and XP on the other. I have COMODO on the XP partition. I wanted to see how the clamTK worked, ...
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clamAV will not scan some directories

Why does clamAV refuse to scan some directories of the file system, like for instance /dev or /root? Nothing dangerous could hide in there?
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clamAV whitelists inoperative?

After installing ClamAV on a dual boot WinXP//LxTrusty and setting up a daily virus-db update and scan of /home, I noticed a LOT of false positives. They are of the type: - ...
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Unable to install Clamav-0.98.4. Getting Error

I have tried installing clamav-0.98.4.tar.gz (downloaded from site) by 1) extracting 2) ./configure 3)make 4) make install .. but after 2nd step only it gives this error and doesn't proceed further. ...
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Update to Clamav 0.98.3

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Upon updating clam definitions with sudo freshclam I got the message that my current clam software (0.98.1) was outdated and that I should upgrade to 0.98.3., which I ...
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clamtk problem, i still get version 0.98.1 for the antivirus engine after removing and reinstalling again via terminal

I recently installed clamtk using the software center and apparently I didn't know that there is a bug of some kind that keeps the anti virus engine at version 0.98.1 but I at least have to have ...
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installed clamtk/av, but is now gone, nowhere on laptop

I've installed the full clamtk package on my ubuntu 14.10, updated it and lastly downloaded the latest gui, but after this installation,all dissapeared, not sure why. Now I don't know what else to do, ...