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    Default Clamav not running after installation

    Hi

    I have installed Clamav using the install/remove software utility but it doesn't show up in the Applications menu. I tired to run it from usr/bin folder but still no go. Any Solutions?

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    Default Re: Clamav not running after installation

    Hi
    You need to setup the service to run and run freshclam as root user to update, then run clamscan from the command line. You need to install a GUI for a menu item to appear, eg clamtk;

    You don't say what version of openSUSE, for 11.4;
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    Default Re: Clamav not running after installation

    On 2011-04-28 04:06, captain1988 wrote:

    > I have installed Clamav using the install/remove software utility but
    > it doesn't show up in the Applications menu. I tired to run it from
    > usr/bin folder but still no go. Any Solutions?


    It is a command line utility. No menu.

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    I have got version 11.3 on Gnome. What do I type in the command line?

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    On 04/28/2011 08:06 AM, captain1988 wrote:
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    > I have got version 11.3 on Gnome. What do I type in the command line?


    that question was answered by Malcolm..

    if you don't know that Clamav won't be in your menu, and you don't know
    what to put on the command line, i have to wonder why you want to run
    it....that is, is this on a machine running a mail server used to
    distribute mail to windows users ??

    oh, i just looked and see you have posted only 3 notes here -=welcome=-
    new poster, and i suspect new linux user

    if yours is a stand alone linux desktop system there is no reason to
    load any virus protector..

    if you dual boot to windows you will need to keep all the defenses up
    there, but relax when booted to linux (but, you MUST follow some
    security rules like never browse as root, download from trusted sources,
    keep your firewall up, use strong passwords and others...but AV,
    nope...no need...is a waste of CPU cycles to protect linux)

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    Default Re: Clamav not running after installation

    On 2011-04-28 08:06, captain1988 wrote:
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    > I have got version 11.3 on Gnome. What do I type in the command line?


    Depends on what you want to do. There is a manual. Basically, you give it
    the path or file you want to scan.

    What do you want to scan and what for? In linux, antiviruses are used to
    scan shared resources with windows machines, to protect those windows
    machines. For example, on a samba server on the shared directories. Another
    use is in a mail server to scan email that is going to windows users.

    They are not used to scan linux itself.

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    Default Re: Clamav not running after installation

    I have decided to go with Avast instead. Works like a Charm. Probably don't need an anti virus for linux anyway.

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