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Old 09-01-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
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How to update 'ClamTK' anti-virus


I have only been on Ubuntu a few weeks. I got the ClamTK through the
'Ubuntu Software Center' and run it daily. Yesterday I noticed that
the 'GUI version' as well as the 'anti-virus engine' were both
outdated and the newer versions are available. The Software Center
still shows the versions I have,

I tried to download the newer version of the Anti-Virus engine from
the webssite - it would not install.

I did update the 'anti-virus definitions' through via the terminal
but the 'Anti-virus engine' and the 'GUI version' are still outdated.

How can I update the 'Anti-virus engine' and the "GUI version'???

Are there any Linux 'Anti-Virus' available that update themselves?
If so - how would I install them (I went to the AVG website {before
I found the ClamTK} for its download and got a warning that it was
an 'unsafe' website.

Thank you for your help.
 
Old 09-01-2011, 10:37 AM   #2
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I don't think you need an antivirus on ubuntu. Warning for untrusted websites are bundled with firefox.
 
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:48 AM   #3
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You need sudo rights to update. Start it from Terminal with the command: sudo clamtk
 
Old 09-01-2011, 11:33 AM   #4
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I did that but that only updated the 'Anti-Virus definitions' - not the engine
or the GUI version. How would I update those??

Thank you for your help.
 
Old 09-01-2011, 11:38 AM   #5
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Thank you - however I feel safer with Anti-Virus protection (I migrated from
Windows). Since the warnings on the website were generated by Firefox -then
was the AVG safe to download?
 
Old 09-01-2011, 11:39 AM   #6
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To install the latest version, go to
http://clamtk.sourceforge.net/
and download the deb file.
install it using
Code:
sudo dpkg -i clamtk_4.34-1_all.deb
ALso take a look at the FAQ from clamtk
http://clamtk.sourceforge.net/faq.html

Kind regards
 
Old 09-01-2011, 12:10 PM   #7
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I went to the 'Source Forge' website and tried to download the deb version -
but it wanted to know were to download it. I could not find any place to enter
that code on the website. I tried to enter it on the terminal - without luck.

I need explicit instructions on how to download in Ubuntu. (Including where I
should send the downloads).

Thank you for your help.
 
Old 09-01-2011, 12:18 PM   #8
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In firefox, goto
Code:
edit => preferences => general
click
Code:
save files to
choose a location (mostly Downloads or Desktop)
After the download, open a terminal
type
Code:
cd location_you_choose_to_download_the_file.
sudo dpkg -i clamtk_4.34-1_all.deb
OR
open a terminal
type
Code:
wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/clam...4.34-1_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i clamtk_4.34-1_all.deb
Kind regards
 
Old 09-01-2011, 12:59 PM   #9
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Thanks to you - I finally was able to update the GUI version. I

I do like Ubuntu - but - why do they make it so difficult to get the updates??? Everything
else is so nice and straightforward.
 
Old 09-01-2011, 03:28 PM   #10
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Thank you - however I feel safer with Anti-Virus protection
looking for Microsoft viruses on linux ( except for a email server ) is mostly a wast of time

now scanning a windows install using clam from a linux install works
i have found many things on xp that Norton missed ( since dropped them and went to avg on windows ) why pay for mcaffee or Norton when clamAV
DOSE A BETTER JOB on Microsoft Windows OS's
MS viruses do not run on Linux or Mac ( yes there are some java ones that can run in the RAM - reboting removes them )

since 2004 /05 i have found ZERO viruses on Linux
i think 4 on XP using clamAV from a linux install


you are far better off using a very strong password
not running as root and not installing random packages from random web sites
SorceForge is a GOOD and trusted site

however there is NO solution for YOU installing the virus
if YOU install a program that is malicious then it is YOUR fault

look at the android APP problem with app's from untrusted sites ( read china )
if you install the virus then it's your fault .

using your " little gray cells" is the BEST defense.

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Old 09-02-2011, 12:20 PM   #11
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I do like Ubuntu - but - why do they make it so difficult to get the updates???
Actually they make it rather easy if you work with the system instead of against it. The Ubuntu Software Center, or the older synaptic package manager, uses repositories to maintain the current versions of programs. They are called Software Sources in the Software Center. The simplest and most efficient way to keep your system up to date is to allow the Ubuntu Update Manager to do the work. By default Update Manager will check your system daily against the repositories and will jump up and shout if there are any security related updates available. It will also show recommended updates. You can run Update Manager and manually check for available updates. I take a peek at what Update Manager offers and let it install the updates.

On the other hand if you update outside of Update Manager you can get into minor annoyances or major trouble. I updated Firefox on my wife's PC some time back. The PC was running Ubuntu 8.04 and the version of Firefox was OLD. From then on every time Update Manager ran it would want to install an older version of Firefox and some Ubuntu specific Firefox tweaks. It also broke the launcher for Firefox and I had to redo it. - minor annoyance level

And if you install an update which contains a program and shared supporting library files which of different versions than what Update Manager expects to be installed you can break other programs or even the Linux system itself. - major trouble

As to your situation with Clam... Yes, there may be a newer version available. Yes, the programmers would like you to use the newest version. But, the newest version has not been processed into the repositories. It has not been check to see if it will break anything else. If you can still get virus definitions for the current version, let it run. The new version will probably make its way into the repositories in the future and then Update Manager will see it and offer to upgrade the program.

You don't always have to use the latest version. Case in point Firefox. Ubuntu 10.04 - the long term support version of Ubuntu - has Firefox 3.6.21 as the current version. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 which is known for its stability and reliability has Firefox 3.6.9 as current. On the other hand Ubuntu 11.04 has Firefox 6.0.1.

Yes, I could update all my machines to FF 6. But I would rather have someone else do the testing first. Unless something is really broken or has a new feature which I MUST have, I will wait for the new version to come through the repositories.

Ken
 
Old 09-02-2011, 02:19 PM   #12
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A big thank you!! I did not know that you handled that type of question. Had I know - I would have asked you and saved myself hours of frustration [dealing with the terminal].

I will let the Update Manager handle my updates from now on.
 
Old 09-02-2011, 02:45 PM   #13
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Is there any way to make sure that the Update Manager handles all my updates
- even those for the programs installed from the Ubuntu Software Center???
Today Thunderbird updated as soon as I opened it.
Thank you for your help.
 
Old 09-02-2011, 03:00 PM   #14
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if you manually installed it, NO.
that is why there is the package manager
use it FIRST then if a needed program is not there then you build it from source
 
Old 09-02-2011, 06:08 PM   #15
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Oh - i guess I'm stuck then because I installed most of my programs from the Ubuntu Software Center (I thought you were suppose to install programs from it).

Thank you for replying
 
  


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