Clam AntiVirus — a package of antivirus software running on many operating systems.
The installation command in Ubuntu/Debian:
sudo apt-get install clamav
Installation in CentOS:
yum -y install epel-release yum -y update yum clean all yum -y install clamav clamd
For scanning, you can use the clamscan utility. Information about the launch can be read by typing the command:
I’ll give you an example of how to start scanning:
sudo clamscan -i -r /home
where -i means that only infected files will be displayed in the console, /home – the directory to be scanned, and -r that all subdirectories will be scanned.
An example of starting a scan with deleting detected threats:
sudo clamscan -i -r --remove /home
To update the ClamAV anti-virus databases, you must run the following command:
For ClamAV there is also a graphical interface – ClamTk.
See also my articles:
- Installing ClamAV for cPanel
- Configuring ClamAV + Postfix
- How to start ClamAV scanning from the command line on the cPanel server
- ClamAV script for automatic scanning and email notifications