ClamTK is a free Linux based antivirus used to detect virus, trojan, malware and other threats. It is widely used as a server-side email virus scanner. The ClamTK is designed with the advanced features including, command-line scanner, automatic database update and a multi-threaded daemon. Installation of ClamTK is explained in this article.
First download the Clamtk installation package with the following command.
root@linuxhelp:/home/user1# wget https://bitbucket.org/dave_theunsub/clamtk/downloads/clamtk_5.21-1_all.deb --2016-08-31 16:03:56-- https://bitbucket.org/dave_theunsub/clamtk/downloads/clamtk_5.21-1_all.deb Resolving bitbucket.org (bitbucket.org)... 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, ... .. … 2016-08-31 16:04:04 (99.9 KB/s) - ‘clamtk_5.21-1_all.deb’ saved [569754/569754]
Next install the gdebi package with the apt-get command.
root@linuxhelp:/home/user1# apt-get install gdebi Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done … … Setting up gdebi (0.9.5.7ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ...
Now run the below command to install ClamTK.
root@linuxhelp:/home/user1# gdebi clamtk_5.21-1_all.deb Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done .. .. ClamTk is an easy to use graphical front-end for Clam Antivirus. Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y .. … Setting up clamtk (5.21-1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Then type clamtk in the terminal to open the ClamTK.
Now you can see the message that the antivirus signatures are outdated in the GUI window.
To update the antivirus signatures, run the following command.
root@linuxhelp:/home/user1# freshclam ClamAV update process started at Wed Aug 31 16:13:39 2016 WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED! WARNING: Local version: 0.99 Recommended version: 0.99.2 DON'T PANIC! Read http://www.clamav.net/support/faq Downloading main.cvd [100%] main.cvd updated (version: 57, sigs: 4218790, f-level: 60, builder: amishhammer) Downloading daily.cvd [100%] daily.cvd updated (version: 22159, sigs: 567270, f-level: 63, builder: neo) Downloading bytecode.cvd [100%] bytecode.cvd updated (version: 283, sigs: 53, f-level: 63, builder: neo) Database updated (4786113 signatures) from db.local.clamav.net (IP: 188.8.131.52)
Again open the ClamTK with the following command.
Now you can see the outdated message disappears in the GUI window.
Click on Settings option to make some changes.
You can also schedule scan with the Scan scheduler option.
If you dont want to scan any particular file or directory, just add it in the Whitelist.
Click on Quarantine icon to move or manage the infected file.
Click on Scan history option to view the previous scan details.
Click on updates option to update the antivirus signature.
Click on Scan a directory option to scan the directory as shown below.
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