Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: clamtk

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Beans
    50

    clamtk

    I have clamtk! Should I set clamtk for manual or automatic updates?Clam says that if my computer is receiving automatic updates then I should set the wizard at automaticI have no idea if my computer is now receiving them automatically or notIf I am receiving automatic updates how would I even know that the process was happening ?I rather like checking for updates manually. I can actually see and know that the update process is happening.Where and how does 'sudo freshclam' fit into all this?When , why and how would I use it ? When would it become unnecessary or worse than that?Frequently when I use 'sudo freshclam' I get weird messages at the console to the effect that the update process is locked or another clam process is operative. Why? Then , later on, if I use 'sudo freshclam' it works just fine. No problem. Why? What happened to set it right?All that being said, I like clamtk. Unlike Commodo antivirus for linux, it actually works!!! It actually notices problems and allows me to quarantine them.I use chrome under ubuntu 12.04. I know nothing about computers or ubuntuThanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Beans
    898

    Re: clamtk

    This is how you can check whether you're receiving the virus definition updates:

    Code:
    $ freshclam -V
    ClamAV 0.97.8/18401/Sun Jan 26 14:23:36 2014
    "0.97.8" is the version of the software.
    "18401" is the version of the virus definitions.
    "Sun Jan 26 14:23:36 2014" is the date/time of the most recent update.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    austin, tx
    Beans
    2,287
    Distro
    Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus

    Lightbulb Re: clamtk

    update how ever you want. i just manually update calmtk virus definitions. you are getting the lock message because you probably have more than one terminal opened as root user or the spm open. you also might also try this. open a terminal and type sudo apt-get install clamscan. this is the same as clamtk but runs from the terminal. then open a terminal and type sudo freshclam to update your definitions. and then type sudo clamscan -r / (note there is a space between clamscan and -r and between -r and /)
    this will check all your files. note it might take a few seconds to start. enjoy linux
    Last edited by rburkartjo; January 27th, 2014 at 12:59 AM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Beans
    50

    Re: clamtk

    thanks
    i did what you suggested and i got what you said i would if i was receiving virus definition updates
    therefore, i guess i must be receiving automatic updates, no?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Beans
    50

    Re: clamtk

    thanks
    what is 'spm'? how would i know if it is open? how would i close it?
    whenever i type 'sudo freshclam' at the console, i never have more than one terminal open: so that can't be the problem, correct?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Beans
    898

    Re: clamtk

    Quote Originally Posted by deaton25 View Post
    thanks
    i did what you suggested and i got what you said i would if i was receiving virus definition updates
    therefore, i guess i must be receiving automatic updates, no?
    Do you mean you typed the command "freshclam -V"? Try it later, maybe tomorrow, and see if the output has changed. I think it updates twice a day by default.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •