Originally Posted by siickboii
I have fedora 17 kde desktop and ran the klamav for the first time. It found 8 viruses. I deleted them, rebooted and system wouldnt boot. It just said couldnt find kernel. I ened up reformatting and installing fedora again. Anyone had any issues with klamav doing this?
Clamav is very good; it is an industrial standard anti-virus software. I used that before, I am using today, and have no plan of changing to another cleaner. But I don't use its GUI front ends: I suspect "Klamav" configuration has led you to false-positives and since your command was to delete/remove then your symlink to kernel might have been deleted also.
Use clamav at the terminal. Update it first
be sure you are online and wait until the database is updated.
Make a directory where you can move (NOT DELETE) suspicious files
~# mkdir -p /root/clamav/move
Copy this code and paste to an editor and save as "scan" at folder /usr/bin --
clamscan -v -r --scan-archive=yes --cross-fs=yes --stdout \
--heuristic-scan-precedence=yes --move=/root/clamav/move \
--algorithmic-detection=yes --detect-pua=yes \
--include-pua=Packed --include-pua=RAT "$@"
Make it executable:
~# chmod +x /usr/bin/scan
You may now scan your whatever folder or drive you want using a fancy command like this:
~# scan /home (or)
~# scan /tmp
You can allow other users to use 'scan' command by setting permission:
~# chown root:clamav /usr/bin/scan
and make regular $USER as member of group 'clamav' for them to be able to use "scan" command.
Hope that helps.