Updating clam antivirus in ubuntu
With the unexpectedly poor showing of the latest version of Windows, more and more people are turning to Linux. The guide below looks at installing the open source Clam TK software, and is extracted from Chapter 9 of Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Second Edition (published April 2007).The entire chapter looks at security, including common-sense Linux security measures and also configuring a bullet-proof The following instructions describe how to install Clam Tk, which is a graphical front-end for the Clam Anti Virus (Clam AV) antivirus program (This should be done every time you scan and can be done using the Clam Tk program.Note When you installed Clam Anti Virus, it added a background service called freshclam that periodically downloads updates for Clam Anti Virus's database.
It's also possible to update Clam Anti Virus without using Clam Tk—just type sudo freshclam in a terminal window.
However, manually updating before scanning is also a good idea, to ensure you're always using the very latest version of the database at the time of scanning.