ClamAV scan on Mint 14

Questions about other topics - please check if your question fits better in another category before posting here
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

ClamAV scan on Mint 14

Postby justdhf on Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:51 am

I ran a scan on my Mint 14 using the ClamAV. I was confused on the 17,973 errors. What does that mean? Is it anything to be concerned about?
The computer was a Gateway desktop, 64 Bit and 64 Bit copy of Mint 14.

Image

Thanks,
David
User avatar
justdhf
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:24 pm
Location: Florida

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: ClamAV scan on Mint 14

Postby caf4926 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:58 am

Depending how the scan is run, can be that it can't scan some files such as archives.
Nothing to worry about
You really don't need to use it unless you are scanning an infected windows partition
Image
Mint 16 Cinnamon_64
User avatar
caf4926
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1746
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:21 pm
Location: UK Lake District

Re: ClamAV scan on Mint 14

Postby justdhf on Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:15 am

Thanks for the reply. I understand now. I have been using Linux for years but never fooled with a scan on other distros. That was my first so the errors confused me. Again Thanks.
User avatar
justdhf
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:24 pm
Location: Florida

Re: ClamAV scan on Mint 14

Postby justdhf on Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:26 pm

Here is a link to how I ran the ClamAV. In case anyone is wondering what I did. It was an old link but it seemed to work. It did scan my computers.

http://www.reazul.net/how-to-use-clamav-antivirus-on-ubuntu-and-linuxmint/

After I had the program installed I used this command to run it sudo clamscan -r –bell -i /

I know this thread is solved but I felt like I needed to add how I ran the program in the first place.

Thanks,
David

PS... I have ran the Clamav in my Menu under Accessories now and it looks much better. I also updated the GUI version after this scan. Now I want worry about scanning. I was just curious to learn.

Image
User avatar
justdhf
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:24 pm
Location: Florida


Return to Other topics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests