Discussion in 'Linux Security' started by DevynCJohnson, Aug 19, 2013.
Don't forget to log into root with "sudo" before the command.
re-entered command and got following:
sudo apt-get install clamd
[sudo] password for dwain:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package clamd
Devyn, Mitt: did following--
sudo apt-get install clamav-daemon clamav-freshclam clamav-unofficial-sigs
sudo service clamav-daemon start
Up and running now. Thanks for your help, guys!!
Okay, thanks to @Dwain Peevey and @Mitt Green , here are better installation instructions for a complete ClamAV security system.
apt-get install clamav-daemon clamav-freshclam clamav-unofficial-sigs
service clamav-daemon start
You could also install "clamtk" to get a GUI for ClamAV.
I like your posting. It is well done.
There is just one type of threat you don't stress enough: the user.
All the rest comes second.
It is the user who
doesn't update his system
visits obscure websites
clicks on everything that blinks
doesn't understand the sometimes cryptic waning messages
doesn't speak the language the warning message is written in
doesn't realize the risks and the aftermath of an infection
doesn't care if his system is compromized
doesn't want to install security software
never been infected before, thinks the risks are made up and are only commercial talk to sell their so-called best anti-virus tools
The word PICNIC comes to mind regarding security: Problem In Chair, Not In Computer
For as long as humans are involved, we will have problems and even the best anti-this and anti-that will not help.
Luckily those PICNIC's are a minority.
Wow, I really like your post. That is a very interesting and true concept. I have never heard of "PICNIC" before. Thanks for sharing.
Hello. I'm a new Linux user here and have Debian (wheezy) installed.
I have been trying to find ClamAV using Apper and am confused by all the different filenames that show up when I searched on Apper for ClamAV.
I know to look for ClamAV and ClamTK, and an app that makes it run in the background, which by just those names don't show up without other letters or words in the filename. Which ones do I need?
Also, I went to the ClamAV website and found out that it must be built using text line commands (er; programming skills that I don't have). LOL
I don't have the time or know how to do all of that and just want to install it like you would with Apper.
Thanks in advance,
I am not familiar with Apper, so I cannot provide specific instructions. However, I can give you an alternative way of getting ClamAV + ClamTK.
ClamAV - http://www.clamav.net
ClamTK - http://sourceforge.net/projects/clamtk/
I hope this helps.
Antivirus programming isn't completely futile on Linux. On the off chance that you are running a Linux-based record server or mail server, you will most likely need to utilize antivirus programming. In the event that you don't, contaminated Windows machines may transfer tainted documents to your Linux machine, permitting it to contaminate different Windows frameworks.
That is true. Thanks for the suggestion.
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