Scan your Linux machine for viruses with ClamTk
Source: gHacks - Posted by Alex   
Host Security What do you mean – “scan your Linux machine for viruses”? Linux is immune to viruses right? Well…mostly. Even though a proof of concept virus has been discussed, and nothing has actually made it into the wild…you still have email on your system. Some of that email could easily make its way (by way of forward for example) to another, non-Linux, machine. Because of that alone you should employ a virus scanner on ALL of your machines (Linux, Mac, Windows…)

For Linux, ClamAV is one of the best virus scanners. And not only is ClamAV one of the best, it also has a great front-end for users who prefer to not have to deal with command line tools. That front-end? ClamTk. In this article you will learn how to install and use ClamTk to keep your Linux box virus free. Your friends and co-workers might thank you in the end.


First and foremost, ClamAV is required (You can read more about ClamAV in my article “Add antivirus to Postfix with ClamAV“) so you will need to have that installed and updated (might even be wise to make sure ClamAV is the latest version and run the freshclam command to update your virus signatures before you begin the installation of ClamTk).

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