ClamAV is a virus scanner for Linux/Unix file systems. In this tutorial I will show you how to install ClamAV on Debian and how to keep it updated and also how to do a daily scan.

ClamAV will report only if infected threats are found. You can also scan only specific folders and remove infected files automatically.

Step1. Install ClamAV:

apt-get install clamav

Step2. Update virus database:

freshclam is a virus database update utility for ClamAV antivirus.
Update virus database simply by running the following command:


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