When you’ve confirmed that Clam AV finds the test file correctly, use the command below to scan it again and remove the infected file once found.just to avoid unnecessary warning printouts, as the virtual file system consists of some unreadable files, which could not contain viruses anyway.Clam AV detects all forms of malware including Trojan horses, viruses, and worms, and it operates on all major file types including Windows, Linux, and Mac files, compressed files, executables, image files, Flash, PDF, and many others.Clam AV’s Freshclam daemon automatically updates its malware signature database at scheduled intervals.
Done The following additional packages will be installed: clamav-base clamav-freshclam libclamav7 libllvm3.9 libmspack0 libtfm1 Suggested packages: clamav-docs libclamunrar7 The following NEW packages will be installed: clamav clamav-base clamav-freshclam libclamav7 libllvm3.9 libmspack0 libtfm1 0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 0 to remove and 56 not upgraded. Get:1 zesty/main amd64 libmspack0 amd64 0.5-1 [38.2 k B] Get:2 zesty/main amd64 clamav-base all 0.99.2 dfsg-6 [57.8 k B] .
It can be installed on most distributions with the package manager, on an Ubuntu systems use the following The scan will check for many types of infections and print out its findings.
You can scroll through the output to check for any warnings.
Ok hope you won’t get any viruses but now you are on the safe side.
There are viruses for all platforms, they are just more common on Windows.