How to install ClamAV on Ubuntu 10.4

7/31/2010 0 Comments

Although viruses and spyware are less common in Linux systems, they do exist. Most of us share files with Windows users, either on their own computer or on LANs. ClamAV is useful for checking these files.

Install ClamAV AntiVirus Server

sudo apt-get install clamav

If you get errors, try running the command again.

How to update virus definitions

Virus definition updates are provided by the clamav-freshclam module, which is installed as part of clamav.

sudo freshclam

How to install ClamTK GUI frontend for ClamAV

sudo apt-get install clamtk

ClamTK can be accessed from the Menu: Application -> Accessories –>Virus Scanner