I have an old Win XP computer that was made in 2001 that can't connect to the internet and has no anti virus. Still works fine but I am wondering what the best way is to scan USB drives and files in Ubuntu for Windows Viruses and Malware before I connect them to the computer. I have tried a Windows alternative using wine but I had to reload Ubuntu trying to uninstall it.

So how can I scan for Windows malware using Ubuntu?


Install ClamAV - this AntiVirus and AntiMalware tool is available in the Ubuntu repositories.

ClamAV® is an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats.

Open a terminal and execute :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk clamtk-nautilus  

clamav is the anti-virus toolkit.
clamtk is the graphical front-end, a graphical user interface for clamav.
clamtk-nautilus is a Nautilus file manager plugin to allow right-click support for scanning.

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