I need help installing ClamAV

Hey guys so I downloaded the version that was on the Octopi store and nothing happened. I could not find it under my applications either. I was wondering if you guys had a guide or could give me the play by play on how to install it on Garuda. Thank you.

Kernel: 5.18.11-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=dc312809-6c72-4613-8e07-19c04af934e5 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME Z390-P v: Rev X.0x
serial: UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2417
date: 06/03/2019
Device-1: sony_controller_battery_dc:af:68:f4:7d:7b model: N/A serial: N/A
charge: N/A status: full
Info: model: Intel Core i9-9900K bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
gen: core 9 built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158)
stepping: 0xD (13) microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 8x256 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 983 high: 3567 min/max: 800/5000 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 3567 2: 967 3: 800
4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 802 12: 800 13: 800
14: 800 15: 800 16: 800 bogomips: 115200
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Device-1: NVIDIA TU104 [GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER] vendor: ZOTAC
driver: nvidia v: 515.57 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-06) arch: Turing process: TSMC 12nm
built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1e81 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Razer USA Kiyo Pro type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-2.4.2:9 chip-ID: 1532:0e05 class-ID: 0102
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: N/A note: X driver n/a display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 69 s-size: 707x392mm (27.83x15.43")
s-diag: 808mm (31.83")
Monitor-1: DP-0 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 70 size: 698x393mm (27.48x15.47")
diag: 801mm (31.54") modes: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER/PCIe/SSE2
v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.57 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
bus-ID: 1-2.4.2:9 v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl
chip-ID: 1532:0e05 class-ID: 0102 bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA TU104 HD Audio vendor: ZOTAC driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1
chip-ID: 10de:10f8 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Razer USA Kiyo Pro type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
Device-4: C-Media Blue Snowball type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-2.4.4:10
chip-ID: 0d8c:0005 class-ID: 0300 serial:
Device-5: Sony DualShock 4 [CUH-ZCT2x] type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,sony,usbhid bus-ID: 1-3:12 chip-ID: 054c:09cc
class-ID: 0300
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.11-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.55 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a370 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: down mac:
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK PRIME B450M-A driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB
driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:5 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address:
Local Storage: total: 3.67 TiB used: 418.34 GiB (11.1%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SanDisk model: ADATA SX6000LNP
size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: rev: V9002s16
temp: 33.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST3000DM008-2DM166
size: 2.73 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: rev: CC26 scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: PNY model: USB 2.0 FD
size: 14.48 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
serial: rev: PMAP scheme: GPT
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
ID-1: / raw-size: 2.73 TiB size: 2.73 TiB (100.00%)
used: 418.34 GiB (15.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 608 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 2.73 TiB size: 2.73 TiB (100.00%)
used: 418.34 GiB (15.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 2.73 TiB size: 2.73 TiB (100.00%)
used: 418.34 GiB (15.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 2.73 TiB size: 2.73 TiB (100.00%)
used: 418.34 GiB (15.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.26 GiB used: 19 MiB (0.1%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 45 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 25%
Processes: 407 Uptime: 3h 32m wakeups: 3 Memory: 31.26 GiB
used: 14.94 GiB (47.8%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 Packages: 1553 pacman: 1547 lib: 489
flatpak: 6 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.19
Garuda (2.6.5-1):
System install date: 2022-07-17
Last full system update: 2022-07-17 ↻
Is partially upgraded: No
Relevant software: NetworkManager
Windows dual boot: Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots: Snapper
Failed units:

Check if it is installed:

pacman -Q clamav

Check if the service is running:

systemctl status clamav-daemon.service

Finally check if you can scan files:

clamscan /path/to/a/file

It does not come with a GUI by default


There is a GUI for ClamAV. Mostly you are wasting your time IMO, unless you plan on scanning Windows files that could potentially be infected. If you follow safe computing practices there is no great need for an AV when using Linux.

In the future things may change as there is the odd cause for concern popping up now and again, but no serious cause to worry as yet.

I have used ClamAV in the past and it is an OK program, but it does identify a lot of annoying false positives. I just can't see the need to use it myself. While there are some Linux malware and virii in the wild, as long as you're not doing risky things you are unlikely to encounter any IMO.


Cannot be overstated. Which makes it worthless, IMO.