install antivirus in Linux


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Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library

How to install  it

In UBuntu  or  debian :

Open a Terminal Window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and type the following:

sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk


under  Fedora  of  centos  (shoud be  rpmfusion packge s installed ) then;

Yum install clamav clamtk

Access it through Applications->Applications->System Tools->Virus Scanner .


avast! Linux Home Edition represents an antivirus solution for the increasingly popular Linux platform. The Home Edition is offered free of charge but only for home, non-commercial use. Both of these conditions should be met.
Main features

Open a Terminal Window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and type the following:

wget && sudo dpkg -i avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb

In Fedora or  Centos


rpm -ivh


Access it through Applications->Accessories->avast! Antivirus .