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

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.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.