knj at today
Mar 7, 2012, 11:25 AM
Following Edwin's reply (and thanks for that) I visited the clamav.net site. I downloaded the ClamAV 0.97.3 install guide. It consists of 17 pages of highly technical instructions which are so beyond me that I could not even think of doing anything that it says: Firmware password; Terminal instructions galore; " Many people don ́t like or hate the terminal but there is no reason for that." The very next line is "The default shell is the bash." How on earth can this apply to the ordinary computer user? There follows copious programming instructions, like:
curl -L ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/gnupg/gnupg/gnupg-1.4.11.tar.gz -o gnupg-1.4.11.tar.gz
openssl sha1 gnupg-1.4.11.tar.gz
SHA1 checksum : bffb0c60b2e702980f7148ee3a060f29adc82331
tar -xzvf gnupg-1.4.11.tar.gz cd gnupg-1.4.11
I accept that clam is a good anti-malware software, and that those who understand all this technicality are very knowledgable and intelligent, but it is so many light-years away for the average consumer that it is unsuitable for any other user than a technical guru. Commercial software, such as Microsoft Word, Photoshop, and also various anti-malware software, install at the touch of a key without any complexity. Compare that to the download for Clam: 55 folders and files, only one of which looked like an installation, and that had Terminal instructions.
Sorry folks, but I have removed as much of Clam as I can and, regretfully but thankfully, will not approach it ever again.
But thanks for the reply.
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