ClamAV (Clam anti-virus) is a suite of programs designed to detect malware, viruses, trojans, and other threats. It be run from the command line or as a daemon, and can integrate with mail servers to scan email attachments. It is open source and published under the GPL.

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Does ClamAV scan compressed files?

I use ClamAV on Ubuntu 14.04, does it scan compressed files? I looked in its documentation but couldn't find anything. Also does it detect viruses that affect Microsoft Windows?
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CLAMAV not working

After installation of CLAMAV and try to scan I see this error. How do I solve this? Thanks clamscan scan LibClamAV Error: cli_loaddbdir(): No supported database files found in /var/lib/clamav ERROR: ...
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How to fix broken executable?

I ran a clamscan and got back the following: $ clamscan --detect-broken=yes --scan-mail=yes -i -r ~/ /home/me/.thunderbird/u3mrythv.default/training.dat: Heuristics.Broken.Executable FOUND ...
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What to do about a false positive in clamtk

I am getting a message from clamtk antivirus after running a scan on the download folder the result said 10 viruses found how can 10 viruses be found if nothing in the download folder but some files ...
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Help I can't update clamav!

I was updating the clamav antivirus defenitons with the sudo freshclam command and the output was ERROR: /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log is locked by another process ERROR: Problem with internal ...
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If I have clamav do I need to install rootkit hunter

So I have clamav the antivirus but is that a protection against rootkits or do I need to install rootkit hunter as well with clamav?
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What are the alternative to clamtk

I installed the antivirus clamtk/clamav, the installion went well, but I can't run the program. I tried a terminal, but that did not work. The result was if I typed sudo clamtk nothing happen, but if ...
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clamav stop at “ Setting up clamav-base (0.98.7+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) ”?

I would ask you to help me to install Clamav antivirus . I had do this steps : sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install zlibc zlib1g zlib1g-dev sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo apt-get ...
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ClamTK Anti Virus will not run on Ubuntu 15.10

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 15.10. To protect myself, I have tried downloading and installing ClamTK. It does this without giving any error messages but it doesn't open. I tried on a second ...
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ClamAV error message 'Error decompressing SWF file'

Facebook has told me that I have malware on my laptop, so I run ClamAV in my hone directory and it found one infected file. When I try to remove it I get error messages like so: LibClamAV info: ...
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Clam AntiVirus issue in 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Just turned on my computer and there was an update to Clam. I installed and it said that updated. Now Clam doesn't work at all..Just tries to load something for about 60 ...
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Result after scanning with clamAV

I recently installed Linux on my laptop. To be on the safe side I decided to install clamAV. After first scanning I received: PUA.Http.Exploit.CVE_2015_1692 Is that something I should worry about? ...
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Scanning with ClamAV returns 10820 errors - Infected Joomla site with Trojan Iframe.MA

My server seems to have been infected with a Trojan. I run a Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS When I approach one of the sites on my server my windows eset scanner blocks the link. Throwing a "Trojan ...
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(CLOSE) How to repair my unity session after deleting potentially dangerous file with ClamAV? [duplicate]

I performed tonight, a virus scanning with ClamAV by running the software with the supersusers options by mistake, and after removing the detected potential threats, I can not login to my Unity ...
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What does ClamAV do with Google's Safe Browsing?

I have enabled this functionality in ClamAV: But what does this mean? Will it now scan files for these suspicious malware/phishing related URLs? Or...?
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freshclam warning: “DNS record is older than 3 hours.”

I recently ran the command: sudo freshclam And this was the output: ClamAV update process started at Mon Sep 28 18:45:04 2015 WARNING: DNS record is older than 3 hours. WARNING: Invalid DNS reply. ...
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I cannot fix freshclam in clam av

Problem with internal logger (UpdateLogFile = /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log). I do not know how to rectify this.
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Clamav-Daemon Can't Open lmd.user.ndb, won't start

Can't start clamav-daemon, and searching for help on the error has turned up nothing. * Starting ClamAV daemon clamd LibClamAV Error: cli_load(): Can't open file /var/lib/clamav/lmd.user.ndb ...
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Spam and Virus filtering not working with amavis, Spamassasin and ClamAV using Postfix on Ubuntu

I have setup mailserver using Postfix and Dovecot. Sending is receiving mail is working perfectly. This is email server is running from last couple of years without any issue. Recently we started ...
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What is clamd's function?

I understand that there is currently no real-time AV for Linux, or at least not using ClamAV. So what is clamd's function then? Because that talks about on-access scanning, so what is that if not ...
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Clamscan -ri Bash Get Filename

How can I get the file path of the returned infected files list from a clamscan -ri? right now I am seeing this: ...
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Does clamav scan on real time (always alert)?

I've been trying to get a good answer to this question, but I couldn't get it. The ClamAV (AntiVirus for Linux), Does scan in real time mode? I mean, always alert, on access. Does it? ??? BTW: I ...
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Can ClamAV detect Linux malware as well as Windows malware?

I have seen this asked here and there, but I just can't find an answer on it, does ClamAV scan for Linux viruses as well as Windows ones? Or does it at least have heuristics capabilities which would ...
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ClamTk does not launch

I installed an old ClamTk DEB from SourceForge, and it launched fine. When I upgraded my system, it threw me this error: ➜ ~ clamtk Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: ...
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Clamav not accepting parameters

I'm trying to run clamAV, and I was getting warnings about maxfile size reached.So now, I am trying to increase the limits on the max filesize, and max scan size, but I get errors, about not being ...
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How to stop automatic freshclam execution

I have the latest version of freshclam and clamav installed, and in the past (when I had Ubuntu 14.10) it has only run freshclam automatically a few times a day, but has not been running all the time. ...
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ClamTk found possible threats - How should they be handled?

A recent scan with ClamTk found 24 possible threats. All but one are associated with PlayOnLinux, Wine, or WinTV, and are located in my user folder in /home. I tried quarantining all of them, but ...
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Freshclam won't update on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

Here is my error..... root@ubuntu:~# freshclam ERROR: Can't create temporary directory /var/lib/clamav/clamav- b9164d1b30c6e021e1dc2781906912e8.tmp Hint: The database directory must be ...
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Freshclam is not updating to new version while running juniper host checker

This is Suresh ,while i am connecting to a VPN using juniper host checker it throws an error "Reasons: /usr/bin/freshclam is 19 days old, expect: less than 14 days"........Please! look into this ...
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How can you do a full system scan with ClamAV on Ubuntu only?

I have both Ubuntu and Windows on my computer and when I do a full system scan, it scans Windows files too (and first). Is there a way to scan all the files only on Ubuntu?
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ClamAv Installation problem Error ERROR: initgroups() failed

I get the following error installing VlamAc on my Ubuntu Server 14.04: ERROR: initgroups() failed. when starting ClamAv Daemon
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/var/cache/apt/apt-file/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-backports_Contents-amd64.gz: PUA.File.Exploit.CVE_2012_1461 FOUND

I recently scanned my machine with ClamAV (using the latest virus definitions) with this command: sudo clamscan -r --detect-pua --infected --bell / And this was one of the outputted results: ...
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.android Folder and adbkey Files

Today I discovered a folder in my home directory with the name ".android". Inside the folder are just two files, "adbkey" and "adbkey.pub". I have searched around and have found out that adbkey.pub ...
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ClamAV: PUA.Win.Exploit.CVE_2012_0110 FOUND (/usr/share/mime/mime.cache)

I recently scanned my system with (I am running the latest version of ClamAV and my definitions are up-to-date): sudo clamscan -r --detect-pua --infected --bell / And this one was of the results: ...
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How to scan more than one location at the same time with ClamAV

When scanning my computer with ClamAV what I normally do is execute something like: sudo clamscan -r --detect-pua --infected --bell / | tee ClamscanLog16.txt But sometimes I am scanning more than ...
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How to tell what a PUA.JS.Xored actually is

Almost every time that I scan my machine with ClamAV I get some results reporting that there is this PUA in my browser's cache: PUA.JS.Xored And I understand that this is encrypted JavaScript of ...
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Are all ClamTk Findings safe to remove? [closed]

I used ClamTK to scan my Windows drive and 2700 files were returned, mostly PUA and install files. I am new to the program (and Linux) and want to know if there are certain types of false positives I ...
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PUA.Phishing.Bank Found

I scanned my machine (with the latest version of ClamAV) after looking at some images which were loaded from external sites and those sites seem to be dodgy hacking sites, and these were some of the ...
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How to fix amvavis reporting “permission denied” for clamav

I've recently noticed a frustrating niggle... When processing email, an Ubuntu Server (with all the updates applied) reports "Permission denied" when trying to virus scan attachments. Apr 2 ...
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Spam entries in mail log, but doesn't appear to be from a PHP script?

I'm new to linux, and it appears that my server was blacklisted in the CBL. It looks like one of my Wordpress installations was compromised, and some Malware was installed. I ran ClamAV, and it ...
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What should I do next with infected files and errors?

I scanned my computer for viruses by using clamav: sudo clamscan -r --bell -i /. I received the following result: LibClamAV Warning: cli_scanxz: decompress file size exceeds limits - only scanning ...
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What is the next step on the infected files and errors?

I scanned my computer for viruses by using clamav: sudo clamscan -r --bell -i /. I received the following result: LibClamAV Warning: cli_scanxz: decompress file size exceeds limits - only ...
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ClamAV with Amavis only scan localhost Emails

I have followed this Tutorial https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PostfixAmavisNew and setup to scan all my Mails by ClamAV Antivirus. If I send an Email in localhost than ClamAV is scanning the Email ...
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Trying to compile clamAv folder

im new to ubuntu and im trying to compile: https://github.com/vrtadmin/clamav-devel. I'm currently in my final year of universtiy and as my dissertation/project im creating an Anti-virus application ...
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clamTK 5.14 first scan many many possible threats

I just installed clamTK 5.14 on my other computer. FIY I have a dual boot with 12.04 LTS on one partition and XP on the other. I have COMODO on the XP partition. I wanted to see how the clamTK worked, ...
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ClamAV-Test-File virus definition

Today I scanned my machine with ClamAV, and this was one of the things that it detected: /home/<username>/clamav-devel/contrib/test/clam_cache_emax.tgz And it detected it as: ...
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ClamAV: Can't read file ERROR

When running the command today: sudo clamscan -r --detect-pua / > clamscan1.txt I got very many errors going along the lines of these ones (in the txt file): /sys/fs/ecryptfs/version: Can't ...
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how to scan on-access with clamav in 14.04

I try to use clamav for on-access virus scanning for my home directory and all mounted drives. I found some rather old instructions here, and adjusted them. Since dazuko was replaced by fanotify, ...
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freshclam error, “clamd.conf” file not found

When I run the following command: sudo freshclam If there are found to be updates to the virus definitions etc then at the end of the output comes this error message ERROR: NotifyClamd: Can't find ...
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ClamAV detects certain files on the PlayOnLinux directory as malware, should I be concerned?

ClamAv found 50 viruses on my computer, mostly associated with PlayOnLinux. Is this normal? Is it a significant risk? Should I be concerned? How do I learn more about these viruses so I can judge ...