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I downloaded and install the rpm version of ClamAV for SUSE Linux 10, both the scan engine and the database. If I go to YaST2 software management and search for clamav, I can see the clamav Anti-Virus Toolkit and the clamav-db Virus Database for ClamAV. But I don't know how to use ClamAV. I couldn't find the icon of clam anyway. I was thinking that it worked like Norton on Windows, I guessed not. Anybody can give me a link for the basic use of clamav? I don't even know whether or not I have it installed. Knowing that I just installed my Linux few days ago, I am a newbie of Linux. I wonder whether or not the ClamAV is the most popurlar anti virus program for Linux, if it's not, which one is better? Thank you for your guys' help!!
just go into the menu and look for security. I think it is below service programs, I don't know how it is called in the menu in english. If you have kde you can also search for "klamav" in the menu. just start it. klamav is the kde interface to clamav. It works similar to all known virus programs. in the gui you can configure how it should behave, that's it, very easy....
I have never used klamav, so I do not know if it configures clamav to run automatically evrytime the system boots. The clamav package when downloaded from its website, does have a startup script for suse. This script should be copied to /etc/init.d and enabled thru' runlevel editor. This script takes care of getting clamav and freshclam up and running everytime the system boots. The README file that comes with clamav package describes how to add a cron job to periodically check if clamav is running and respawn it if it is not (takes care of the situations when clamav crashes, though this is rare. But, this gurantees that clamav is always running). There also are scripts in the source package that do the same job as cron i.e. they ensure that clamav is up and running all the time.
I've installed clamav by downloading from its website and later found out from Yast that clamav comes with SuSE10.0 ! For whatever, I compiled the package myself from source and am not sure about the a/m scripts being present in SuSE's rpm.
Once freshclam is up and running it keeps updating the virus database automatially.