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    Angry ClamTK

    Hello every Ubunters
    ClamTK (antivirus) really sucks. Virus definition outdated, GUI outdated and the 'Help' thing is not of much use either. How the hell do you update GUI and your virus definitions? Will somebody ever come up with an antivirus which automatically updates?
    I fear I can only whistle for it.....

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    Re: ClamTK

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    Quote Originally Posted by christon74 View Post
    How the hell do you update GUI and your virus definitions?
    GUI normally gets updated with regular updates, and for updating database -
    Code:
    freshclam -v
    By the way, it does get updated with regular updates, not as frequently as windows AVs though, since we don't have that much urgency. When we have, we can use the above command.
    Last edited by varunendra; March 17th, 2013 at 11:34 AM.
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    Re: ClamTK

    Your virus definitions should be updated with every boot.
    Freshclam starts when the system starts.
    To update the GUI and the engine, go here:

    http://clamtk.sourceforge.net/

    Click on the Debian/Ubuntu link.

    If on Normal Ubuntu, double click to open the software center, and it'll offer an upgrade.
    When upgraded all setting should be up-to-date.

    Why the repos hold such an old version, I don't know.
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    Re: ClamTK

    On second thoughts... I am giving up looking for an antivirus software.

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    Re: ClamTK

    Quote Originally Posted by christon74 View Post
    On second thoughts... I am giving up looking for an antivirus software.
    Probably for the best, as I find the AV for linux to be pretty generic compared to Windows versions.
    Sometimes, I think worrying about a bunch of Windows viruses on my linux system seems trivial.
    Looky here on adding extra security on your linux install:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Security

    that is, if extra security is what you are looking for.
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    Re: ClamTK

    Ok, Have finally found a way to update/upgrade Clam TK.

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    Re: ClamTK_ SOLVED

    Solved _ solved_ solved _solved

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    Re: ClamTK_ SOLVED

    Quote Originally Posted by christon74 View Post
    Ok, Have finally found a way to update/upgrade Clam TK.
    Quote Originally Posted by christon74 View Post
    Solved _ solved_ solved _solved
    Then please consider sharing the method you found and marking the thread as [SOLVED] to help others.

    Thanks!
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