Clam AntiVirus is a GPL antivirus toolkit for UNIX. The main purpose of this software is the integration with mail servers. It provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and a virus database that is kept up to date
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ClamAV is a good virus guard but it is shame that ClamAV detects SourceForge's NSIS installer as malicious.
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I have been using ClamAV for years and have been satisfied. I have been doing my own builds and things have worked well. But on the latest attempt to build I am informed I must have OpenSSL to do a build. I will look into it but I don't even run a web-server on my two desktop systems much less OpenSSL. This move also shuts out Macintosh people who had Apple replace OpenSSL with their own proprietary software. I don't completely know what they are checking for but I do use ftp over SSL which means the client is there. Are they requiring the OpenSSL server? I will look around for some other AV for Linux desktop systems that have no services.
You guys have the best AV engine I've seen. Additionally, it's very easy to create our own signatures. Thanks for this!
Clam AV is a great piece of free software. We use Clam AV for years on a good portion of our productive systems and the software has never let us down. The freshclam update daemon is easy to configure with a configuration file in /etc on GNU/Linux. However during istallation of an RPM or DEB package the installer asks some questions with regards to parameters. Also via cron/anacron we have scans scheduled to commence on a weekly and monthly basis. One can achieve this for e.g. with a call like this: clamscan –log="./clamscan.log" --infected --recursive=yes --exclude-dir=/sys --exclude-dir=/mnt/lan --max-filesize=10M --max-files=100 --max-recursion=1 "/" Other than that the signature database is being updated constantly, and for users of non-unixoid operating systems there is a Windows client available for some time. Clam AV is definitely worth a try for those who cannot or do not want to afford more expensive software or such software not available for unixoid systems like GNU/Linux or BSD.