How To Install ClamTK (Antivirus) And The Needed File Manager Plugins On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivative Systems

As you may know, ClamTK is a GTK graphical user interface for ClamAV, an antivirus program for Linux. Antiviruses are used on Linux systems to find and remove viruses that may eat Windows systems.

The latest version available is ClamTK 5.20, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Remove nautilus as dependence for clamtk
  • Updated language files: Khmer (km), Thai (th), Lao (lo), French (fr)

Installation instructions:

Now, I am going to show you how to install ClamTK and the needed plugins, for Thunar (XFCE’s file manager), Dolphin (KDE’s file manager) and Nemo (Cinnamon’s file manager),

$ wget https://bitbucket.org/dave_theunsub/clamtk/downloads/clamtk_5.20-1_all.deb -O clamtk_all.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi clamtk_all.deb

Optional, to remove clamtk, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove clamtk*

Bonus, install the plugin for ClamTK integration in Nautilus (Files), GNOME’s file manager:

$ wget https://bitbucket.org/dave_theunsub/clamtk-gnome/downloads/clamtk-gnome_0.01-1_all.deb -O clamtk-gnome_all.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi clamtk-gnome_all.deb

Optional, to remove clamtk gnome, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove clamtk-gnome*

Bonus, install the plugin for ClamTK integration in Thunar, XFCE’s file manager:

$ wget https://bitbucket.org/dave_theunsub/thunar-sendto-clamtk/downloads/thunar-sendto-clamtk_0.05-1_all.deb -O thunar-sendto-clamtk_all.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi thunar-sendto-clamtk_all.deb

Optional, to remove thunar sendto clamtk, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove thunar-sendto-clamtk*

Bonus, install the plugin for ClamTK integration in Dolphin, KDE’s file manager:

$ wget https://bitbucket.org/dave_theunsub/clamtk-kde/downloads/clamtk-kde_0.16-1_all.deb -O clamtk-kde_all.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi clamtk-kde_all.deb

Optional, to remove clamtk kde, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove clamtk-kde*

Bonus, install the plugin for ClamTK integration in Nemo, Cinnamon’s file manager:

$ wget https://bitbucket.org/dave_theunsub/nemo-sendto-clamtk/downloads/nemo-sendto-clamtk_0.02-1_all.deb -O nemo-sendto-clamtk_all.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi nemo-sendto-clamtk_all.deb

Optional, to remove nemo sendto clamtk, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove nemo-sendto-clamtk*

The installation instructions should work on all the systems that use DEB packages, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and their derivative systems,

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