virus detection in evolution

Charles Malespin charles.malespin at
Fri Jul 22 22:19:19 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 22:58 +0100, Rob Kendrick wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 15:15 -0500, Charles Malespin wrote:
> > Thanks for the quick reply.  Basically I am asking because I got an
> > email from someone that I want to scan(it has an attachment).  Other
> > than that I know that linux is fairly safe etc.  I havent opened the
> > email, nor do I do this ever from someone.  But this address seems
> > familiar so I just wanted to scan it to be safe.  Is there anything I
> > can use to do this?
> Install ClamAV.  It's a free and open source virus scanner for Linux
> that detects many many many viruses, and has more frequent updates than
> some commercial Windows scanners. You'll want to apt-get install clamav,
> clamav-daemon and clamav-freshclam (which does the automatic updating.)
> Then you can use the command line tool for scanning single files, zip
> files, rar files, etc.
> I'm not sure if Evolution has any integration into ClamAV as such, as my
> ISP uses ClamAV themselves to scan all my mail.
> -- 
> Rob Kendrick
> PGP signed or encrypted mail welcome (Key ID: 3651D17A)

Sorry to sound like a complete noob(which I am btw) but I got it from
synaptic and now I dont know what to do with it.  I tried to run clamav
from the command line and it said command not found.  Went
in /etc/clamav and tried to run everything in there, but nothing.  Am I
missing something?  I downloaded all the packages you said to get and
the man docs too, but even man clamav doesnt work.  And after I get it
to work, I would save the document in question and then scan it before
opening it right? Thanks, 

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