Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Free Antivirus Software for Linux

Clam AntiVirus
  • Install command-line interface
sudo apt-get install clamav
  • Install virus database update utility
sudo apt-get install clamav-freshclam
  • Install Nautilus extension for easy scan (it adds "Scan for Viruses" to the right-click menu)
sudo apt-get install nautilus-clamscan
  • Download the installation file (.deb) from http://free.avg.com/au-en/download.prd-alf
  • When running it, this message "The package is of bad quality" will appear. Just select "Ignore and install".
  • The AVG service should start automatically at boot time. To start the service manually now, run
sudo service avgd start
  • To integrate the AVGScan with Nautilus, create a script file (text file) in "~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts" and allow it to be executable. Add the commands below in the script file:-
xterm -hold -T "AVG Virus Scanning $*" -e "avgscan --heur --arc $*"

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