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Old 02-23-2019, 09:32 AM   #1
Michael Piziak
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ClamTK virus scanner - how do I get it to run?


Ubuntu 16.04 lts

I got CamTK in the software center. When I start it, it has a graphical user interface.

I can not figure out what to click to force it to run - ??? I want to scan the entire HD.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:16 AM   #2
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Its right there at the bottom under "Analysis". But update it first before you run it.
 
Old 02-23-2019, 10:17 AM   #3
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Um. Click on Scan a Directory? Maybe do an update first?

...but why is that possibly infected computer still attached to the internet? Please take it off-line until you know that it is safe!
 
Old 02-23-2019, 10:23 AM   #4
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Its right there at the bottom under "Analysis". But update it first before you run it.
Once I click analysis, what do I do then? It just sits there. See screenshot.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:24 AM   #5
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Um. Click on Scan a Directory? Maybe do an update first?

...but why is that possibly infected computer still attached to the internet? Please take it off-line until you know that it is safe!
Which directory would I choose. Please give me a pathway to it. I want to scan the entire HD

As far as it being an infective computer, I believe it is an email from a Windows machine that my Ubuntu system isn't infected by (but yes I could probably pass it along if I forwarded it to someone).

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Old 02-23-2019, 10:31 AM   #6
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Which directory would I choose. Please give me a pathway to it. I want to scan the entire HD
try /
 
Old 02-23-2019, 10:34 AM   #7
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try /
Sorry but I can't find that directory.
 
Old 02-23-2019, 10:39 AM   #8
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Sorry but I can't find that directory.
You can't find the directory / ?
Code:
# ls -ltr /
total 64
drwxr-xr-x.   2 root root  4096 Apr 10  2018 srv
drwxr-xr-x.   2 root root  4096 Apr 10  2018 mnt
drwxr-xr-x.   2 root root  4096 Apr 10  2018 media
drwx------.   2 root root 16384 Nov 24 10:31 lost+found
lrwxrwxrwx.   1 root root     7 Nov 24 10:32 bin -> usr/bin
lrwxrwxrwx.   1 root root     7 Nov 24 10:32 lib -> usr/lib
lrwxrwxrwx.   1 root root     8 Nov 24 10:32 sbin -> usr/sbin
lrwxrwxrwx.   1 root root     9 Nov 24 10:32 lib64 -> usr/lib64
drwxr-xr-x.  13 root root  4096 Nov 24 10:32 usr
drwxr-xr-x.   3 root root  4096 Nov 24 10:36 opt
drwxr-xr-x.   4 root root  4096 Jan 24 12:30 home
drwxr-xr-x.  22 root root  4096 Feb 10 19:47 var
dr-xr-xr-x.   6 root root  4096 Feb 10 20:24 boot
dr-xr-xr-x  227 root root     0 Feb 15 13:26 proc
drwxr-xr-x   19 root root  3620 Feb 15 13:27 dev
drwxr-xr-x. 138 root root 12288 Feb 15 13:27 etc
dr-xr-x---.  22 root root  4096 Feb 16 14:04 root
dr-xr-xr-x   13 root root     0 Feb 17 12:54 sys
drwxr-xr-x   38 root root  1140 Feb 19 14:10 run
drwxrwxrwt   20 root root   420 Feb 23 03:19 tmp
Code:
# ls -ltrd /
dr-xr-xr-x. 18 root root 4096 Feb 15 13:28 /
 
Old 02-23-2019, 11:10 AM   #9
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I'm trying to find the directory with my mouse while in ClamTK.
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:27 AM   #10
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I found "/" in recently used folder; however, when I scan that, it only takes like a split second to scan - it couldn't have scanned the entire HD that quickly.

Perhaps someone can put ClamTK on their system and get a feel of how to instruct me to scan the entire HD.
 
Old 02-23-2019, 01:57 PM   #11
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This is out of the ClamTK Readme file. Which you should have.
Beginning with version 4.23, ClamTk will automatically search for signatures if you do not have them set already. This way ClamTk should work right out of the box, with no prompting.
* Consider the extra scanning options in Settings.
* Select "Scan files beginning with a dot (.*)" to scan those files beginning with a ".". These are sometimes referred to as "hidden" files.
* Select "Scan directories recursively" to scan all files and directories within a directory.
* The "Scan for PUAs" option enables the ability to scan for Potentially Unwanted Applications as well as broken executables. Note that this can result in what may be false positives.
* By default, ClamTk will avoid scanning files larger than 20MB. To force scanning of these files, check the "Scan files larger than 20 MB" box.
* You can also check for updates upon startup. This requires an active Internet connection.
* Information on items quarantined is available under the "Quarantine" option. If you believe there is a false positive contained, you can easily move it back to your home directory. You may also delete this file(s). Note that there is no recycle bin - once deleted, they are gone forever.
* Scan a file or directory by right-clicking on it within the file manager (e.g., Nautilus). This functionality requires an extra package (clamtk-gnome).
* You can STOP the scan by clicking the Cancel button. Note that due to the speed of the scanning, it may not stop immediately; it will continue scanning and displaying files it has already "read" until the stop catches up.
* View previous scans by selecting "History".
* The Update Assistant is necessary because some systems are set up to do automatic updates, while others must manually update them.
* If you require specific proxy settings, select "Network".
* As of version 5.xx, you can use the "Analysis" button to see if a particular file is considered malicious by other antivirus products. This uses results from Virustotal. If you desire, you can submit a file for further review. Please do *not* submit personal files.
* The "Whitelist" option provides the ability to skip specific directories during scan time. For example, you may wish to skip directories containing music or videos.
 
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:30 AM   #12
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Personally, I wouldn't bother with ClamTK. It's well-known for flagging-up an awful lot of 'false positives'.

If you feel you must use an AV on Linux - which only scans for Windoze stuff, BTW - try Comodo's AV for Linux. It has a good reputation, and is easy to work with.

http://https://www.comodo.com/home/d...irus-for-linux

(BTW, "/" is the 'root' of your entire file-system tree. It's what every other part stems from...even /root.)


Mike.

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Old 02-24-2019, 01:05 PM   #13
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If you feel you must use an AV on Linux - which only scans for Windoze stuff, BTW.
This is untrue. There are very few Linux viruses but they do exist and clamav certainly scans for them. As do, I have no doubt, other antivirus products developed to be run on Linux boxes.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/6663...indows-malware

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1693059
 
  


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