You may think that there is no need for antivirus in Linux, so far I don’t think you need active protection, but having the option to scan folders and flash drives is always nice. I also use them to cleanup Windows machines’ hard drives.
# Add the BitDefender repository key to the list of apt trusted keys: wget http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/bd.key.asc sudo apt-key add bd.key.asc # Add the following line to the /etc/apt/sources.list file: deb http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ bitdefender non-free # Refresh your apt cache by running: apt-get update # Install the desired BitDefender packages: apt-get install bitdefender-scanner-gui
ClamAv does have a full GUI, and have many other packages available for servers. The installation for desktop is very simple:
# Install the engine, updater and GUI: sudo apt-get install clamav clamav-freshclam clamtk # To also install active protection: sudo apt-get clamav-daemon # To update the virus definitions: sudo freshclam