How to start ClamAV scanning from the command line on the cPanel server

Here is an example of checking the public_html directory with the removal of infected files:

/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/clamscan -ri --remove /home/user/public_html

Similarly, other directories are checked.

To start checking only the mail and public_html directory for all users:

/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/clamscan -ri /home/*/mail
/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/clamscan -ri /home/*/public_html

To update the anti-virus database, use the command:


See also my article:
Installing and using ClamAV antivirus software