clamav found virus: help please

Asked by enlightenevolution on 2009-02-24

don't think I'm secure here, catch 22 problem, ongoing for a year in both v-word and L-distros...

Virus is: Eicar-Test-Signature, Also: clamav scan has "access denied" error msgs all over my hard drive files...

newbie, lost...

also mandb: device is full, and gparted offers no option to enlarge root partition... help on these fronts? ?

thanks in advance...

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tekrei (tekrei) said : #1

Eicar test signature is a virus that is used to test virus protection software : http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm

Executing clamav as root user (sudo) you can access all of the hard drive.

I think to enlarge root partition you should install Ubuntu again.

do I have to execute clamav in terminal then, to use sudo? ? what is command : sudo clamav ?

too many installs, this is ridiculous, very unhappy...

tekrei (tekrei) said : #3

No, you should use sudo as a pre command : "sudo clamav"
and it will ask your password. After entering your password it will launch clamav as root user.

There is forum post about enlarging root partition : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=576434

You should at least use 10 gb for root and home partitions in my opinion.

tekrei (tekrei) said : #4

Sorry command is "sudo clamscan"

I did use only 2GB for /, and 20GB for /home. But I changed a 30GB fat32 to an ntfs with one of the partition mgrs: parted?? after this install...

I cannot ever USE the terminal: sudo clamav results: command not found...
also tried sudo klamav, same result...

su requests p/w, but results ALWAYS in: Authentication Failure...

Why please?

tekrei (tekrei) said : #6

Please try "sudo clamscan". My fault, I gave you wrong command. When you use sudo you should enter your password but using su requires root password.

To recursively scan your all root execute this command:sudo clamscan --recursive /
To recursively scan only your home folder: clamscan --recursive

And about disk sizes, 2 gb for root really small in my opinion. I don't know If you can enlarge root partition. Easiest solution is installing ubuntu again with bigger root partition.

sudo clamscan WORKED ! Thanks... Still don't know then how to set up the gui. It acts like I have no db ! lol (maybe i don't, lol)

ergo: It checked ONLY 'Home' files, and nothing else...

tekrei (tekrei) said : #9

You can install clamtk (sudo apt-get install clamtk) for a clamav gui. After install you can launch it using Applications->System tools->Antivirus scanner menu.

tekrei (tekrei) said : #10

Please look at my message before your "WORKED" message.

Did, am using, is running...

tekrei (tekrei) said : #12

It could take long to finish it :)
Install clamtk and use it if you want.

It still only clamscan'd /home files...

clamtk was installed, but not sure how to use the gui. It did schedule the task for /home and System Files, without me giving it a Port... not sure what my Port is...

It still only clamscan'd /home files...

clamtk was installed, but not sure how to use the gui. It did schedule the task for /home and System Files, without me giving it a Port... not sure what my Port is...

Thank You Tahir Emre KALAYCI, I work on this, see where I get, really appreciate it !

Best tekrei (tekrei) said : #16

Your welcome.

Thanks Tahir Emre KALAYCI, that solved my question.