[CentOS] Antivirus for CentOS? (yuck!)

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Thu Jan 22 02:30:00 UTC 2009


ClamAV is probably your best bet.

That said, the question is, what do you scan?  It can be used several 
ways, typically scanning files on demand...  its not an intrusion 
detection system like most MS Windows scanners, where it automatically 
scans every file being read or written (while slowing the system down 
300%).    If your system isn't handling 'files', it becomes harder to 
figure out what to do with it...  I suppose you could crontab a nightly 
scan of all files on the system with clamscan, or something.  of course, 
you want to run freshclam once or twice a day to pick up new definitions.

I most typically use ClamAV in my email flow, where MailScanner runs 
every inbound (and outbound) email through it.      I've also run it 
periodically against file systems used as a file server.


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