Sep 22, 2017

How to start a scan with the clamscan command.

Running clamscan --help in the terminal will spit out a lot of different options which you can use to customize how Clam scans your files. However, if you want to keep it rather simple, you can recursively scan the folder “user” within the home folder by running the command clamscan -r /home/user. The recursive flag “-r” is important because otherwise Clam would simply scan any files within the user folder, but nothing that’s inside a folder inside the user folder.