What does ClamAV do?

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    Eric Smith
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    Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) is a free, cross-platform and open-source antivirus software toolkit able to detect many types of malicious software, including viruses. One of its main uses is on mail servers as a server-side email virus scanner.

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    Eric Smith
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    How do you run ClamAV in terminal?

     

    To do this on Ubuntu, you can open a terminal and insert “sudo apt-get installclamav” and press enter. You may also build ClamAV from sources to benefit from better scanning performance. To update the signatures, you type “sudo freshclam” on a terminal session and press enter. Now we are ready to scan our system.

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