How To Install clamdscan on debian 9

In this tutorial we learn how to install clamdscan on debian 9. clamdscan is anti-virus utility for Unix - scanner client

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install clamdscan on debian 9.

What is clamdscan

Clam AntiVirus is an anti-virus toolkit for Unix. The main purpose of this software is the integration with mail servers (attachment scanning). The package provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon in the clamav-daemon package, a command-line scanner in the clamav package, and a tool for automatic updating via the Internet in the clamav-freshclam package. The programs are based on libclamav, which can be used by other software. . This package contains clamdscan, the command line interface of the clamav daemon.

There are three ways to install clamdscan on debian 9. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install clamdscan Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install clamdscan using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install clamdscan

Install clamdscan Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install clamdscan using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install clamdscan

Install clamdscan Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install clamdscan using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install clamdscan

How To Uninstall clamdscan on debian 9

To uninstall only the clamdscan package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove clamdscan

Uninstall clamdscan And Its Dependencies

To uninstall clamdscan and its dependencies that are no longer needed by debian 9, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove clamdscan

Remove clamdscan Configurations and Data

To remove clamdscan configuration and data from debian 9 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge clamdscan

Remove clamdscan configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove clamdscan configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge clamdscan

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install clamdscan on debian 9 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.