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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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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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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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: PUA.Win.Exploit.CVE_2012_0110 FOUND (/usr/share/mime/mime.cache)

I recently scanned my system with (I am running the latest version of ClamAV and my definitions are up-to-date): sudo clamscan -r --detect-pua --infected --bell / And this one was of the results: ...
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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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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 to stop automatic freshclam execution

I have the latest version of freshclam and clamav installed, and in the past (when I had Ubuntu 14.10) it has only run freshclam automatically a few times a day, but has not been running all the time. ...
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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 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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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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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 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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Virus detected with ClamTK (Possible infection?) [duplicate]

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 fix amvavis reporting “permission denied” for clamav

I've recently noticed a frustrating niggle... When processing email, an Ubuntu Server (with all the updates applied) reports "Permission denied" when trying to virus scan attachments. Apr 2 ...
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If I have clamav do I need to install rootkit hunter

So I have clamav the antivirus but is that a protection against rootkits or do I need to install rootkit hunter as well with clamav?
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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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PUA.Phishing.Bank Found

I scanned my machine (with the latest version of ClamAV) after looking at some images which were loaded from external sites and those sites seem to be dodgy hacking sites, and these were some of the ...
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ClamAV-Test-File virus definition

Today I scanned my machine with ClamAV, and this was one of the things that it detected: /home/<username>/clamav-devel/contrib/test/clam_cache_emax.tgz And it detected it as: ...
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ClamAV: Can't read file ERROR

When running the command today: sudo clamscan -r --detect-pua / > clamscan1.txt I got very many errors going along the lines of these ones (in the txt file): /sys/fs/ecryptfs/version: Can't ...
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ClamTK Anti Virus will not run on Ubuntu 15.10

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 15.10. To protect myself, I have tried downloading and installing ClamTK. It does this without giving any error messages but it doesn't open. I tried on a second ...
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ClamAV installation Ubuntu

I am trying to install ClamAV in ubuntu as per the instructions in: blog.dutchcoders.io: Howto - Installing ClamAV from source While updating the virus databases using sudo freshclam -v I am ...
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How to scan more than one location at the same time with ClamAV

When scanning my computer with ClamAV what I normally do is execute something like: sudo clamscan -r --detect-pua --infected --bell / | tee ClamscanLog16.txt But sometimes I am scanning more than ...
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freshclam warning: “DNS record is older than 3 hours.”

I recently ran the command: sudo freshclam And this was the output: ClamAV update process started at Mon Sep 28 18:45:04 2015 WARNING: DNS record is older than 3 hours. WARNING: Invalid DNS reply. ...
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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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Does ClamAV scan compressed files?

I use ClamAV on Ubuntu 14.04, does it scan compressed files? I looked in its documentation but couldn't find anything. Also does it detect viruses that affect Microsoft Windows?
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What is clamd's function?

I understand that there is currently no real-time AV for Linux, or at least not using ClamAV. So what is clamd's function then? Because that talks about on-access scanning, so what is that if not ...
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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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ClamAV found 34 threats

Less than 2 weeks since I installed Ubuntu and today when I ran the ClamAV it found 34 threats. They are all sorts of different threats: Packer.PrivateExeProte Tool.Packed Trojen.EmbededJS ...
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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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ClamAv Installation problem Error ERROR: initgroups() failed

I get the following error installing VlamAc on my Ubuntu Server 14.04: ERROR: initgroups() failed. when starting ClamAv Daemon
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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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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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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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Are all ClamTk Findings safe to remove? [closed]

I used ClamTK to scan my Windows drive and 2700 files were returned, mostly PUA and install files. I am new to the program (and Linux) and want to know if there are certain types of false positives I ...
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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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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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How can you do a full system scan with ClamAV on Ubuntu only?

I have both Ubuntu and Windows on my computer and when I do a full system scan, it scans Windows files too (and first). Is there a way to scan all the files only on Ubuntu?
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Clamav-Daemon Can't Open lmd.user.ndb, won't start

Can't start clamav-daemon, and searching for help on the error has turned up nothing. * Starting ClamAV daemon clamd LibClamAV Error: cli_load(): Can't open file /var/lib/clamav/lmd.user.ndb ...
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Clamscan -ri Bash Get Filename

How can I get the file path of the returned infected files list from a clamscan -ri? right now I am seeing this: ...
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Clamav not accepting parameters

I'm trying to run clamAV, and I was getting warnings about maxfile size reached.So now, I am trying to increase the limits on the max filesize, and max scan size, but I get errors, about not being ...
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ClamAV PUA.Win32.Packer.PrivateExeProte-7

I ran ClamAV on my system and it reported two detections. It reported PUA.Win32.Packer.PrivateExeProte-7 in: /usr/lib/mono/4.0/mscorlib.dll /urs/lib/mono/4.5/mscorlib.dll It says Action taken: ...
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ClamAV only scans one directory. What should I do?

I was scanning my PC with ClamAV earlier today, only to find out that it only scanned one directory. Here is what it said: joshua@joshua-LIFEBOOK-S6x20:~ > sudo clamscan / /initrd.img: Symbolic ...
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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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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 ...