Install ClamTK 5.20 GUI for Clam Antivirus

ClamTk is a Free, open-source graphical front-end for ClamAV using Perl and Gtk libraries. It is designed to be an easy-to-use, lightweight, on-demand antivirus scanner for Linux systems. It’s eleventh year celebration as of February 2015. By default we can get .deb & .rpm file which will support wide range of Linux Distribution apart from this you have to install from source code. ClamTK team proudly announce the twenth update of ClamTK 5.21 on September 6, 2015.

ClamTk has been ported to Fedora, Debian, RedHat, openSUSE, ALT Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS, Gentoo, Archlinux, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, FreeBSD, and others.

This series ClamTK 5.20 was builds with GTK2 libraries and they are building GTK3 with new design which will expect release of ClamTK 6.0 series.

Additionally you can install the addon package which is suitable for file manager based on our desktop such as thunar-sendto-clamtk, nemo-sendto-clamtk, and clamtk-kde.

What’s New in ClamTK 5.20

  • Remove nautilus as dependency for clamtk
  • Updated language files: Khmer (km), Thai (th), Lao (lo), French (fr)
  • The right-click (context menu) functionality has been removed from ClamTk. If you would like to use this again, download and install clamtk-gnome. With some distributions, you will have to log out and log back in to see the functionality (or its removal).
  • For ClamTK change log
  • ClamTK & ADD-on Download link

1) Install Clamtk in Linux

All the major distribution included ClamTK package by default. We can install it by firing the below commands into our systems.

# For Ubuntu/Debian/LinuxMint #
$ sudo apt-get install clamtk

# For Fedora 22 later #
$ sudo dnf install clamtk

# For CentOS & For Fedora 21 older #
$ sudo yum install clamtk

See the below screen shot from Fedora 23, I’m using latest version of ClamTK 5.20.
install-clamtk-gui-for-clam-antivirus-fedora
See the below screen shot from Fedora 23, I’m using latest version of ClamTK 5.20 with file manager.
install-clamtk-gui-for-clam-antivirus-fedora-via-file-manager

2) Install ClamTK latest version

We can install latest version of ClamTK 5.20 to .deb & .rpm based system to firing the below commands.

# For Fedora system #
$ wget https://bitbucket.org/dave_theunsub/clamtk/downloads/clamtk-5.20-1.fc.noarch.rpm
$ sudo dnf install --nogpgcheck clamtk-5.20-1.fc.noarch.rpm
$ sudo yum install --nogpgcheck clamtk-5.20-1.fc.noarch.rpm

# For RHEL 7/CentOS 7 #
$ wget https://bitbucket.org/dave_theunsub/clamtk/downloads/clamtk-5.20-1.el7.noarch.rpm
$ sudo yum install --nogpgcheck clamtk-5.20-1.el7.noarch.rpm

# For RHEL 6/CentOS 6 #
$ wget https://bitbucket.org/dave_theunsub/clamtk/downloads/clamtk-5.20-1.el6.noarch.rpm
$ sudo yum install --nogpgcheck clamtk-5.20-1.el6.noarch.rpm

# For Ubuntu/Debian/Mint #
$ wget https://bitbucket.org/dave_theunsub/clamtk/downloads/clamtk_5.20-1_all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i clamtk_5.20-1_all.deb
$ sudo apt-get -f install

See the below screen shot from Debian 8.2, I’m using latest version of ClamTK 5.20.
install-clamtk-gui-for-clam-antivirus-debian
See the below screen shot from Debian 8.2, I’m using latest version of ClamTK 5.20 with file manager.
install-clamtk-gui-for-clam-antivirus-debian-via-file-manager
See the below screen shot from Ubuntu 15.10, I’m using latest version of ClamTK 5.20.
install-clamtk-gui-for-clam-antivirus-ubuntu

3) Installing manually by source

We wont educate the people to install the package from source code which will create the problem later on stage such as upgrade or server migration, etc.., But unfortunately some of the distribution don’t have the package which leads to install manually.

# wget https://bitbucket.org/dave_theunsub/clamtk/downloads/clamtk-5.20.tar.gz
# tar -zxvp clamtk-5.20.tar.gz
# mkdir -p /usr/share/perl5/ClamTk
# cp lib/*.pm /usr/share/perl5/ClamTk
# chmod +x clamtk
# cp clamtk /usr/local/bin

Nice GUI…)

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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