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BAKEAPPLEFARM 04-27-2009 08:50 PM

Newbie with Mint/ Linux needs to install Clam AV in Mint after 4 Wdws Trogan attack
Hi I had 4 independent Windows Machines each with a different user pay anti virus program get consumed by Trojan agent 32. These anti virus programs are among the most popular and are "So called" reliable! I need to test my data and some one suggested using CLAMAV in LINUX. The problem is I managed to download "clamav-0.95.1.tar.gz" I was then able to extract it but now what? The manual says "install" but what does this mean? Somewhere I believe there is a DOS like command line but where is that? I also am aware that there is DOS like batch files which may help. I am also aware I will need to download Subscriptions? or lists

Only 364 days to go to recover from the MEGA VISTA Crash and these 4 Trogan attacks. I would really appreciate any help that anyone can give.


Adler 04-27-2009 11:31 PM

I'd suggest loading either Linux Mint or the latest Ubuntu 9.04 for a dual boot.

I'm not sure what you have on your HDD or Network.Perhaps you can start a fresh install?

Best Regards,


pierre2 05-02-2009 07:52 AM

Clam AV should be already installed on any of the latest O/Ss,
inc LM6. .. if not, it's available in Synaptic <program installer>.

linus72 05-02-2009 08:09 AM

My latest USB, has UltimateBootCD-50b12-which has antvir antivirus. It also has SystemRescueCD which has ClamAV, and lots of other stuff.
Be a good try-out for it too.

repo 05-02-2009 01:14 PM

Grab the latest live cd from puppy.
burn it to cd and boot from it.
You can install clamav using the package manager from puppy.

jfblaze 05-16-2009 11:18 AM

Sounds to me like you've downloaded the source code.

You'll need to unpack the gz file.
From your (xterm) type:

tar -xvzf filename

The rest is really pretty easy if you have the tools you need to compile. You'll need gcc and some of the other tools to build apps. I'm going to assume you have them. Here are your steps to install:

Run all of this in a terminal (xterm)

make check
make install

That's it. If you got errors you will have to install the apps you are missing.

Now from here run "freshclam" this updates everything.
Next run "clamscan -r /*" this is going to scan everything.

-r scan subdirectories.

You can do "clamscan -ri /*" scan everything, but only tell me when you find something.

Mint has a "package manager" so you should be able to install what you need to build applications. But you should have also been able to find clam too.

Hope this helps.

richtheguru 03-24-2010 08:38 PM

Closer to the total solution
So, I attempted to install 'Clam AV' from the 'Software Manager' and it seemed like it downloaded it. However, when I looked in my 'LM Menu' it wasn't found. Linux Mint likes to put it's 'System Tools' into 'Administration', but even a look here yielded nothing.

The solution that jfblaze gave worked like a charm, but I wanted the GUI solution that has been used on Ubuntu. Luckily, I had an Ubuntu machine running with ClamAV on it and looked at what it was calling up.

Try this from your terminal window:
sudo apt-get install clamtk

Then in your GUI (without the quotes):
right click -> Create Launcher -> Type: "Application" -> Name: "Virus Scanner" ->
Command: "clamtk %F" -> Comment: "Scan for viruses..."

It won't have a cool icon for it, but at least now you can run it.
It worked for me and I hope it will work for you too!

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