Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-05-2005, 03:08 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: India
Distribution: fedora
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
ClamTk Application

Hi all,
I have some doubts regarding ClamTk Anti virus

1.Does this application automatically detects
the virus present in the system?

2.General Convention is that ,Linux do not need Anti Virus
In what ClamTk Antivirus is useful?

3.Is it really whole system scanner or just mail scanner?

I will be grateful ,If someone provide some documentation
on usage of ClamTk Antivirus Application?

Thanks In Advance,
Sailaja Bhandaru
Old 12-06-2005, 04:07 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: USA - Oxford, Mississippi
Distribution: Kubuntu-Gutsy, SuSE, Mandriva, Debian
Posts: 89

Rep: Reputation: 15
F-Prot is also an option

F-Prot, which can be download for free for home users, is a good option. I liked F-Prot because they offer a file known as the EICAR Standard Anti-virus Test file. Once you install F-Prot you can use EICAR to test your installation. There's also lots of documentation on the site. I've found it's easiest to set up a Cron job with F-Prot in order to download new updates and scan. Here's a sample of my Crontab for use with F-Prot.

25 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 * * * /usr/local/f-prot/tools/ -cron > /home/someuser/Documents/update_anti_virus.log

10 10 * * * /usr/local/bin/f-prot -r / > /home/someuser/Documents/anti_virus_scan.log
Hope this helps.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to link helpblocks application to gtk application m.harshavardhan Linux - Software 0 08-16-2005 08:39 AM
how i migrate windows application to Linux base application vandarakalpesh Linux - Software 0 06-26-2004 03:34 AM
application shinpadsmt Linux - Newbie 1 02-09-2004 02:31 PM
this application ?? johnyy Linux - Software 1 11-11-2003 03:07 PM
what application do i need? doublefailure Linux - General 1 03-31-2002 04:11 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration