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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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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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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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: Run clamav on mount of flashdrive How to run a shell script ...
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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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How to view results of last clamscan scan?

I scanned pen drive using clamscan and I closed the terminal after scanning without reading the result. Now one of my folders on the pen drive is missing. I wanted to know if clamav deleted it. So ...
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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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Why can't clamdscan scan anything?

Not sure what's going on here. I've installed clamav, clamav-freshclam and clamav-daemon to run automated scans (using cron) on my machine running Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 LTS x64. Unfortunately, ...
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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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Argument “perl_version” isn't numeric in numeric ge (>=) at (eval 534) line 1

Since last package update all my Ubuntu 14.04.1 servers are sending me emails with a Cron warning - subject is Cron test -e /usr/sbin/amavisd-new-cronjob && ...
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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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ClamAV detects certain files on the PlayOnLinux directory as malware, should I be concerned?

ClamAv found 50 viruses on my computer, mostly associated with PlayOnLinux. Is this normal? Is it a significant risk? Should I be concerned? How do I learn more about these viruses so I can judge ...
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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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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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Error starting ClamAV daemon

I can't get the ClamAV daemon to start on my Ubuntu 14.04 server. Here's what I get when I try to start the service: sudo service clamav-daemon start * Starting ClamAV daemon clamd [fail] When I ...
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ClamAV found infected files on Ubuntu server, what do I do now?

I checked the Ubuntu server using the command clamscan -r. I don't know whether or not the files were cleaned or deleted. This is a screenshot of the results: I'd like to know if these files still ...
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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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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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Is a virus scanner really needed with wine? [closed]

I use wine for two things, playing World of warcraft and using spotify. Is a virus scanner needed for me? I tried to use clamAV but i download it from the software center and it says my version is ...
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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 : ...
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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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Does ClamAV Scan Windows virus?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I'm now setting up an OwnCloud server which supports ClamAV file scan. Since most of the users connected to the server uses Windows OS, can ClamAV scan for Windows virus? I also ...
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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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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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How to update ClamAV virus definitions?

What should I do in order to update anti-virus definitions and GUI version for ClamAV? I tried updating all my software, but that made no difference.
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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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Permission problems with Clamfs

been trying to get clamfs working on Ubuntu 10.4. It seems like everything is working, clamfs locates infected files and prevents me from opening these. But I am having permission troubles with a ...
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Can't find sendmail Courier binary when configuring clamcour 2.0

when i install clamcoure and run this command clamcourdir# sudo ./configure It gives me this error : configure: error: Cannot find sendmail Courier binary
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Why can't I install clamcour?

sudo apt-get install clamcour Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias Leyendo la información de estado... Hecho E: No se ha podido localizar el paquete clamcour ...
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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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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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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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Problems building clamcour

when i try to install clamcour from terminal, it gives me this error, somebody can help me? calmcourdir# ./configure checking for libraries containing socket functions... -lc checking for socket... ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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daily-19909.cdiff not found on remote server

I have got ClamAV installed. And recently when I have been executing the following command in Terminal: sudo freshclam I have been getting errors such as this one which I got today: ClamAV update ...
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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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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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Can't run Freshclam

root@msy-Inspiron-One-2020:/home/msy# freshclam ERROR: Missing argument for option at line 33 ERROR: Can't open/parse the config file /usr/local/etc/freshclam.conf Here is ...
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How to update ClamAV engine from 0.98.1 to 0.98.4

ClamAV update process started at Mon Sep 22 04:59:22 2014 WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED! WARNING: Local version: 0.98.1 Recommended version: 0.98.4 DON'T PANIC! Read ...
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Where does a virus go when it is found using clamAV

When clamAV detects a virus during a scan where does it go? Will it ask me to remove it or do i have to remove it myself?