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Old 01-21-2016, 09:36 PM   #16
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Something that works and than suddenly stop's working bug me too.

Did Clam TK seem to be working fine and than after an update it stopped working?

-::-It wouldn't be the first time that I've seen an update wreck things.-::-
I must've told you wrong. Clam TK works perfectly on my home computer. It does not work on my work computer (which is actually a much better computer). It's not a case of it working and then not working.
 
Old 01-21-2016, 09:39 PM   #17
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Check "Scan Directories Recursively" and then scan your $HOME directory with it.
That option will be / should be the "run time" equivalent of
Code:
clamscan -ir $HOME
now.

Recursion = Sub-Directory Scan
Thanks Habitual. I'm sure what you're suggesting makes perfect sense but it's over my head. And if it's scanning the whole Home directory I'm not up for that at this point.
 
Old 01-21-2016, 09:43 PM   #18
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I must've told you wrong. Clam TK works perfectly on my home computer. It does not work on my work computer (which is actually a much better computer). It's not a case of it working and then not working.
Got it-
 
Old 01-21-2016, 09:44 PM   #19
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Code:
clamscan --help
Has a lot of options. Look through them it may be of some use.

Maybe the scanning daemon is stopped?

This is the cmd to see if it's running-
Code:
ps ax | grep [c]lamd
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ClamAV

The cmd to stop it is here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1907418
Thanks Ztcoracat. I'm still pretty intimidated by doing stuff in the terminal. (Esp. when stuff is running endlessly.) I think I'm just destined to live without Clam TK on this computer. I did run the clamscan --help command and there was just an overwhelming amount of information there, most of which I didn't understand. It's looking pretty bleak for me and the Clam. Thanks for trying though.
 
Old 01-21-2016, 09:52 PM   #20
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Thanks Ztcoracat. I'm still pretty intimidated by doing stuff in the terminal. (Esp. when stuff is running endlessly.) I think I'm just destined to live without Clam TK on this computer. I did run the clamscan --help command and there was just an overwhelming amount of information there, most of which I didn't understand. It's looking pretty bleak for me and the Clam. Thanks for trying though.
Your Welcome-

If you have the time read this book. It will teach you a lot about Linux and you won't be intimidated anymore.
http://www.amazon.com/Ubuntu-Linux-B.../dp/0470604506

<OR> look for any Linux Bible in pdf form that you can download.

Study the commandline and it will make more sense as time progresses.
http://linuxcommand.org/
 
Old 01-22-2016, 04:41 PM   #21
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GUIs are just lipstick on the pig, my friend.
How it works is in the documents and others' experience with it.
Mine is..
an "-ir $HOME" scan will take awhile, I suggest firing it just before bed time.
and leave the terminal, console, or shell open during the scan.
It will only report infected files in a neat and tidy list.

I don't rely on A/V on my LinuxMint 17.1 system.
I don't believe A/V on any Linux desktop is of any use.

Every OS is only as secure as the nut behind the keyboard.

As for "scan is instantaneous even on things like my whole Home folder"
perhaps you disabled sub-directory scan in the "options" if such an option exists?

Edit: clamav does not "clean" infections.
Okay, I can see how I can use the terminal to scan folders. (It's easy.) So clamav does not clean viruses but identifies them if they're there, right? Which is fine.

The one thing it doesn't do is scan thumbdrives. I was looking around for that and saw this Bitdefender scanner (which I guess is free for non-commercial use).

http://www.bitdefender.com/business/...or-unices.html

Think that's worth a try? Or have a better suggestion?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-22-2016, 04:43 PM   #22
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Your Welcome-

If you have the time read this book. It will teach you a lot about Linux and you won't be intimidated anymore.
http://www.amazon.com/Ubuntu-Linux-B.../dp/0470604506

<OR> look for any Linux Bible in pdf form that you can download.

Study the commandline and it will make more sense as time progresses.
http://linuxcommand.org/
Thanks Ztcoracat for the great information. I went to the Amazon link and I don't have the 'bible' but I do have one of the Ubuntu 'unleashed' books. And I do need to dig into that. And I bookmarked the commandline site. Looks awesome. Appreciate it!
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Old 01-22-2016, 04:50 PM   #23
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The one thing it doesn't do is scan thumbdrives. I was looking around for that and saw this Bitdefender scanner (which I guess is free for non-commercial use).

http://www.bitdefender.com/business/...or-unices.html

Think that's worth a try? Or have a better suggestion?

Thanks.
If clamav is near useless, why install another av product? Because it can "scan thumbdrives"?
Yes, learn
Code:
clamscan -ir /path/to/mounted/usb/
 
Old 01-22-2016, 05:02 PM   #24
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If clamav is near useless, why install another av product? Because it can "scan thumbdrives"?
Yes, learn
Code:
clamscan -ir /path/to/mounted/usb/
I didn't say clam was near useless. Are you?

I think it would be valuable to know if one of my directories had a virus. Don't you? (I mean, your directories. LOL)

Yeah, I think it would be good to be able to scan thumbdrives. I put a lot of downloaded stuff on there.

I tried your command and this is what resulted.

Code:
gregg@LG:~/Desktop$ clamscan -ir /path/to/mounted/usb/
/path/to/mounted/usb/: No such file or directory
WARNING: /path/to/mounted/usb/: Can't access file

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 4234298
Engine version: 0.98.7
Scanned directories: 0
Scanned files: 0
Infected files: 0
Data scanned: 0.00 MB
Data read: 0.00 MB (ratio 0.00:1)
Time: 13.093 sec (0 m 13 s)
gregg@LG:~/Desktop$
Thanks.
 
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Thanks Ztcoracat for the great information. I went to the Amazon link and I don't have the 'bible' but I do have one of the Ubuntu 'unleashed' books. And I do need to dig into that. And I bookmarked the commandline site. Looks awesome. Appreciate it!
You're Welcome-

BTW I couldn't get Bitdefender to work when I was running Ubuntu.
I was able to get Comodo installed on a friends pc and got it working. If you want to have a look at it-
Once I had it installed I had to jump through a few hoops to get it working on LM 17.

https://www.comodo.com/home/download...2329ae8a220b2d
 
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I have already said
Ah, my memory's not what it used to be.
 
Old 01-23-2016, 12:39 AM   #28
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You're Welcome-

BTW I couldn't get Bitdefender to work when I was running Ubuntu.
I was able to get Comodo installed on a friends pc and got it working. If you want to have a look at it-
Once I had it installed I had to jump through a few hoops to get it working on LM 17.

https://www.comodo.com/home/download...2329ae8a220b2d
Such an adventure Linux can be. Thanks for the info. I don't think I could (with my lack of skills) jump thru the same hoops you did for your friend, but I'll play around with it and see if I can get it to work. Thanks. (And if all else fails I can use a Windows computer and Malwarebytes--to scan the thumbdrive.) I appreciate all the help. Going to call this one "solved."
 
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Such an adventure Linux can be. Thanks for the info. I don't think I could (with my lack of skills) jump thru the same hoops you did for your friend, but I'll play around with it and see if I can get it to work. Thanks. (And if all else fails I can use a Windows computer and Malwarebytes--to scan the thumbdrive.) I appreciate all the help. Going to call this one "solved."
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