ClamAVis an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats. Today we install this antivirus in Linux Mint.
ClamAV is a free, cross-platform antivirus, open-source, which includes a scanner that can run from the command line, the module updates the antivirus records. The application was developed for Unix-like systems, but was later created versions for these OS: Windows, Linux, OS X, BSD, and Solaris. The Standard ClamAV is the open source standard for mail gateway scanning software. High Performance ClamAV includes a multi-threaded scanner daemon, command line utilities for on demand file scanning and automatic signature updates. Versatile ClamAV supports multiple file formats, file and archive unpacking, and multiple signature languages. Installation latest version into Linux Mint:
sudo apt install clamav clamtk libclamunrar7
Package libclamunrar7 need to ensure that the antivirus could scan RAR archives. If you need clamd, you may also want to run:
sudo apt install clamav-daemon
As all people know, the antivirus will not give 100% guarantee that your computer will be protected, because there are very dangerous viruses, but it's better than nothing, and thanks to the graphical interface, beginners will be very easy to understand it. May the Force be with you, Good Luck!!! clamav.net