Add On-Demand Virus Scanning to Nautilus

December 6, 2008 by
Filed under: bash, gnome, HowTo, linux, security, Ubuntu 

I ran across this tutorial the other day and thought it was worth passing on. A post on TuxTraining shows how to create a script to add right click virus scanning to Nautilus (the Gnome file manager) using ClamAV. ClamAV is a virus scanner for Linux and Unix systems.

I tried it out and it worked without problems. For more information about ClamAV read the CLamAV User Manual.

To update the virus database, open a terminal and enter the following command:

sudo freshclam

To automate this update, see my post on automatically updating the ClamAV virus database.

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