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I Have A GUI Function/Process Question Regarding The ClamTk. ClamTk Is The GUI Version Of The Popular ClamAV Program Compatible With Many Linux Systems.

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Hello. I am using Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit operating system.

I have a GUI function/process question regarding the ClamTk. ClamTk is the GUI version of the popular ClamAV program compatible with many Linux systems, particular to the Ubuntu distribution versions. Yes, I have heard most Linux users have used ClamAV as a respected and reliable anti-virus program for the different Linux distributions projects.

I see that near the bottom there are three descriptors of the GUI of ClamTk, there is three types of information with status symbols in front of each to signify if each component is up-to-date:
A. “Antivirus engine”
B. “GUI version”
C. “Antivirus definitions”
 
Now, when I first installed ClamTk, I see that both “GUI version” and “Antivirus definitions” have a green check mark. Now, I see only one green check mark for “Antivirus definitions” recently. Please see the attached screen shot for your inspection. Is there a means or a way to get the latest updated “Antivirus engine” and “GUI version” for my ClamTk program? How? What are the steps? Please explain.        

Please reply.

Thank you!
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Question by:Bazingeroo
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by:rindi
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Which Linux distro are you using? If you originally installed the software via your Distro's package manager, which is the preferred installation method, you should either have an upgrade utility installed that updates your OS and all the installed software whenever patches etc are available.

If you don't have that upgrade tool running, you can normally also run the upgrades from the terminal. But that differs from distro to distro. For example if you are running debian or a debian based distro like Ubuntu etc., you would run apt-get update, then apt-get upgrade as root, or sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get upgrade (if you are running a Ubuntu based distro).
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by:Bazingeroo
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@ rindi:

Hello. Nice to see you again. Thank you for your reply.  

This is for Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit operating system.

Yes, I installed the ClamTk program DIRECTLY THROUGH the Ubuntu Software Center and I did that back on March 24, 2012 -- yes, just over 2 weeks ago from today. I ALREADY HAD 'several' Update Manger updates so far since March 24th. So far, Update Manger has NOT updated ClamTk YET?!?!?!? What does that mean???

Please answer: I mean having ClamTk installed through Ubuntu Software Center DOES OR DOES NOT keep the ClamTk updated when updates are available through the Update Manager, correct??????????????

Please reply.

Thank you!
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It does keep the engine updated whenever there is a patch for Clam available in the Ubuntu repositories. You might not get the absolute newest version that Clam itself publishes, as those usually first need to be tested by Canonical, but that isn't required. Important are the definitions, and those you have gotten.

You can also run sudo apt-get upgrade, and if there is no new update within that then your system is current, together with all software you installed with the package manager.
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by:Bazingeroo
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@ rindi:

Hello. Nice to see you again.

Thank you for your comments.

Okay, you answered my question in your lastest comment with completeness. I completely understand now. So I am giving your last comment 400 points -- the Accepted Solution and your first comment -- the comment that need clarification from me in order for you to answer 'your' questions -- the Assissted Solution and 100 points.

Again, thank you!
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