how to use clam av

Asked by Michele on 2011-10-28

I've updated to the newest version of ubuntu. It is great! According to software center the anti-virus programs are installed. I also went to the center and added the update & other packages connected with the anti-virus program. I did not add the test package. It looks like the program is running in the background as designed( when I shut down I can see that clam av was initiated at start up) but I don't know how to configure scanning etc. I am a newbie to this operating system and I feel a little like a fish out of water. The info on the clamav.net site was very technical. I underdstand there is a graphic interface. How is it listed on the software center and would that be the easiest way to learn the program?

Thanks for all your help. This is truly a great OS.

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Hi, read this:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ClamAV
http://clamtk.sourceforge.net/faq.html

It will help you.

I suggest you to install clamtk (a GUI for clamav):
1. Open a terminal by hitting CTRL + ALT + T
2. Insert and run this command:
sudo apt-get install clamtk

3. Start it.

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Se sei italiano leggi questa :)
http://wiki.ubuntu-it.org/Sicurezza/Clamav

Michele (mycooks63) said : #2

Thanks for the help

I installed clamtk from the software center and scanned the computer.