On my Fedora 30 and I’ve installed ClamAV and it’s user interface ClamTk. In quite a few on-line guides I’ve seen people using clamav from the command line and not from the user interface application clamtk.
Is there something that the ClamTk can’t do that would require me to run scans/configurations from the command line?
I am not afraid of the command line, far from it. I’m just curious why would a perfect looking application (at first glance at least) be avoided in favour of the command line.
P.S. I’ve installed an anti-virus on my Linux machine for the first time because yesterday my Firefox prompted me to take the fake 2019 survey and I just wanted to see if I have any Mallware or I’ve just browsed to some infected website. I dual-boot to Windows, but that partition is well protected by Bitdefender.
Update: I think I’ve found at least one weakness of ClamTk. In order to scan outside of /home/ you need to start it with sudo. That makes sense, although I am not sure how this will impact any scheduled scan I will create that targets folders outside /home.
Please note that, if you are on Wayland (and not X11), if the application is not designed to run with elevated privileges, Wayland will prevent the use of sudo or similar methods to run the graphical application. (If not via some insecure tricks).