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clamav in ubuntu 10.04-snapshot

how to install clamav on Ubuntu 10.04

Clamav for Ubuntu 10.04

Clamav(clam antivirus) is an application program designed to be an antivirus toolkit for Unix and Linux based operating systems like Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10.Clamav is an command line tool which is based on libclamav6 library.Clamav is a very flexible and feature rich(multi-threading daemon for automatic update of clam-freshclam package,a virus database for clamav) software and you can make it more efficient by installing clam TK ,the front end of Clamav.So when you will install clam tk then you will be able to work in graphical environment instead of command line.Other features includes built in support for archive formats,mail file formats,other most widely used document formats like PDF,files like HTML,RTF.

clamav in ubuntu 10.04-snapshot

installing clamav on Ubuntu 10.04

1. Open Synaptic Package Manager(from System->Administration->SPM) and enter your login password if needed.

2. Then,go to quick search bar(near top center) and type “clamav”.

3. Next,mark the boxes in the rows containing clamav and clam-TK(GUI fron end of clamav) and don’t forget to select all the additional library or packages when it ask(click OK) just after marking a box.

4. Now click on Apply and wait until the installation is complete.Later you can access it from accessories.

5. That’s all..I hope you have installed clamav successfully on your ubuntu-computer.

avast for ubuntu

Avast for Ubuntu 10.04

avast for ubuntu

In fact Ubuntu 10.04 or any other Linux based systems are not so vulnerable to viruses and worms because most of these malicious programs were developed for windows platform with .exe executables so they are harmless for ubuntu 10.04.One more fact is that,Ubuntu(or any GNU-Linux OS) security policy and strategy is very secure as compare to other operating system like windows and mac.So If you want to install antivirus software for scanning other media or other drives then Avast Antivirus is a good choice.
Avast antivirus has many edition like FREE,PRO and others but FREE edition is sufficient for common Internet users.

How to Install Avast Antivirus software on Ubuntu 10.04

1. Download avast(FREE Version) from its official website(click below on the download link and then a window will appear-save the .deb file on your computer).
Download Avast for Ubuntu

2. Go to download(or other location where you have just downloaded the avast debian package );Then Open avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb with Gdebi package Installer and then click on install Package.

3. Wait until the installation is complete(it will take less than a minute).

4. Now to use avast you will need a valid License Key(Click below and register,they will send you a valid license key by e-mail within 24 hours).
Click here to obtain free license key from avast

5. After getting the key, Go to Applications->Accessories->avast! Antivirus and enter the license key.

6. That’s All…Avast is installed successfully on your ubuntu 10.04.