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September 9, 2010 by USA Post
Here You Have Virus Email, Even though you probably less likely to find full of malware if you’re using Linux instead of Windows, that does not mean that security software should be completely ignored. ClamTK – or KlamAV, depending on the environment in which to use – gives your Linux PC to a malware guard dog that goes beyond the old “security through obscurity” strategy.
Have you run a virus scan lately? No.? No need, you say. That’s because it runs a Linux operating system.
Think again. To quote the title line of the third album by Bob Dylan, “times are changing.”
Yes they are. And part of that change is the greatest risk of malware attacks on the Linux operating system. Linux used to be that security was so tight security intrusions knew that there was no virus.
Used-to-be has now given way to a possible maybe. The cry of war between security experts in the past was simply using a Linux operating system – or Mac OS X – gave the re-in security through obscurity.
However, many operators of mail servers based on Linux software for years ran the Unix-based security to ensure that contact with the Windows environment does not know any virus transmitted. The same strategy makes sense if you run any of the dozens of flavors of Linux desktop.
The ClamAV Antivirus Manager is a good safety precaution. It comes in versions of Gnome and KDE.
With so much of our computing activities based on web-based applications and multi-platform software such as browsers and word processors, this discreet scanner application goes a step or two beyond the “security by obscurity” axiom.
The KlamAV Antivirus Scanner ClamTK Manager and virus are basically the same application, but the interface give every aspect of their own and feel.
The name game is basically an alphabet soup of settings. The couple KlamAV entity with the KDE environment.
The ClamTK Virus Scanner is a GUI or graphical user interface to the ClamAV antivirus with gtk2-perl.
In most Linux distributions, you can get either version of the package management system. This makes installation foolproof and without complications.
Well, yes. You can find some other applications of an anti-virus for various Linux distributions. But most are distributed as binary files and are available outside the package management repositories for various Linux distributions.
For example, I used to run AVG for Linux. But I lost interest in the struggle for virus updates to connect.
I also use the use of F-Prot, when I met with earlier versions of Puppy Linux on some of my older computers. I fell out of favor with him when I upgraded to Lucid Lynx version of Ubuntu on the latest hardware. Your facility outside the repository was too much of a hassle.
I still like the Linux version of Avast antivirus software. It’s a little easier to install than other packages of n-repository. Avast is available in three versions. One is for RPM a package manager commonly used by Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) Linux and its derivatives. The second is a deb package. Which is compatible with other distributions of Debian-based Ubuntu. The third version is more generic. It comes in a chest or compressed tar.gz package.
KlamAV brings the same protection as the desktop KDE Gnome ClamAV brings to the world. Like its counterpart, which includes on-access scanning and manual examination.
KlamAV management also has quarantine and easy to download updates. Can also be used for automatic scanning e-mail if you use Kmail or Evolution.
Easy to install the KDE packages are not available directly from repositories used for the distribution of Linux based on Fedora, CentOS, and Debian and Ubuntu versions. Also available as a tarball.
The latest version of ClamTK Virus Scanner version 4.28 was released in August. It also plays well with the XFCE desktop. The Thunar file manager usually has no right-click functionality ClamTK shipping, but the developer did a work around this problem. You can get here.
The graphical user interface ClamTK
The interface is clean and simple. Scan Shows, Show, Quarantine, and Advanced and Help drop-down menu options.
The windows of the shares have buttons for the home directory file and Exit. These are actually shortcuts that enable you to bypass the comprehensiveanlysis menu.
Go to navigation menu to select the type of scan to run. The options are file, directory, recursive, a directory or a directory recursive quick scan scan. Bets access keys are available for each action to avoid having to use the dropdown menu.
In the Advanced menu you can configure the scan options. The recommended choice is the house instead of the whole team.
You can also set the time of exploration and add additional directories, such as the location for the whitelist. You can also set your system time to update the virus definitions.
User Interface Manager KlamAV Antivirus is a bit more extensive. Its toolbar showing the row of navigation tabs, Update, Quarantine, Virus & Events Browser.
The card scan shows a tree structure of the file system. A list of action commands tells the scanning engine what to do when a virus is found. When you click the checkbox activates the options selected. Buttons on the page with tabs provide access to scanning programs and other options.
In several of the chips Klamer can select links to the Web site Klamer. Options include the latest news, the website of the house and safety notes.
A very useful feature in this version is the navigator Virus. This allows you details on what the virus is detected. This is related to the virus appears to be quarantined in their system.
Another key feature that keeps you in the know is the Events page. You can search many types of acts found during scans of the system. Several filtering controls allow you to identify the type of event and the time and place
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