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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 Ubuntu 15.10 laptop and it wouldn't install either. Can this be fixed?

  • "To protect myself," against what? If -not- windows virusses ... forget about ClamTK. Up to today it is a waste of resources, there is not a single virus loose that targets linux systems (yet). And if you stick to software from USC and use websites you -can- trust you are only wasting resources. – Rinzwind Dec 14 '15 at 20:10
  • @Rinzwind: Didn't you hear about that latest Linux ransomware? And you know that most viruses are cross-platform now and don't necessarily even care what OS they run on. I found ClamAV very useful for getting rid of phishing scripts which are not OS-specific but instead browser-specific so it is still useful. – user364819 Dec 14 '15 at 20:24
  • When you say it wouldn't install, what exactly do you mean? If there is an error message given please edit your question to include it. – user364819 Dec 14 '15 at 20:25
  • How exactly did you try to install it? Did you download the official .deb installation file from their site, or did you go to the Ubuntu Software Center, or...? – user364819 Dec 14 '15 at 21:13
  • @user468313 No, a virus written for Windows will not run on Linux. sure, there are Linux viruses... But the fact that they make the news shows how rare they are... – Tim Dec 14 '15 at 22:24
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You may have more luck with this PPA. Simpy use these commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:landronimirc/clamtk
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clamtk

Or there is the alternative ClamXAV.

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