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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How do I create a Quarantine directory from which programs cannot execute?

I have recently installed clamav, and I think I'd like to use the "move infected files option" to move any infected files it finds to my quarantine directory (/virusScan/quarantine, and yes, I own it) ...
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How To Update ClamAV Installation?

When I execute sudo freshclam it gives me the following warnings: WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED! WARNING: Local version: 0.99 Recommended version: 0.99.2 But sudo apt-get update and ...
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Clamscan is killed

After an install of clamav-daemon, clamscan is apparently giving itself a SIGKILL (exit status 137) after just showing a warning that the virus data base is older than 7 days. There is no scan ...
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How do I remove a virus that ClamAV has found?

I recently ran a virus check using clam av, and the result was 1 infected file found, can anybody please help me remove/fix this. Swf.Exploit.CVE_2015_5123-1
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Ubuntu 16.04 Final LTS ClamAV Wireless Crash

I am new to Ubuntu and this is the first forum I've ever posted in! :) I am still learning Linux (newbie) however I am comfortable with basic terminal commands (very basic). The problem I am having ...
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ClamAV found 34 threats

Less than 2 weeks since I installed Ubuntu and today when I ran the ClamAV it found 34 threats. They are all sorts of different threats: Packer.PrivateExeProte Tool.Packed Trojen.EmbededJS ...
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ClamAV GPU installation [closed]

I need to use ClamAV in GPU under ubuntu. There are some papers related to it. But how can i install ClamAV such that it could run in GPU? Can anyone help me with installation steps?
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Confusion between clamscan and clamdscan

If i am running clamscan -v under clamav-0.99.1 package, it is showing ----------- SCAN SUMMARY ----------- Known viruses: 4297948 Engine version: 0.99.1 Scanned directories: 1 Scanned files: 39 ...
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ClamAV Daemon ubuntu

I am trying to install ClamAV in ubuntu as per the instructions in blog.dutchcoders.io/installing-clamav-from-source/ Everything worked perfectly except last step i.e., clamd & When ...
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ClamAV installation Ubuntu

I am trying to install ClamAV in ubuntu as per the instructions in: blog.dutchcoders.io: Howto - Installing ClamAV from source While updating the virus databases using sudo freshclam -v I am ...
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How to install the latest clamav?

There is a warning in my country that this trojan infected computers over a news site (The Trojans name is GOZI). I used clamav but it says it is not the latest version. How to install the latest ...
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How to schedule ClamAv to perform a daily scan

I want to schedule a daily scan in my Home directory using ClamAv. Can anybody explain me how to perform such task using a bash script? I don't need to scan mails, just Home directory and maybe other ...
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Clam scan files on 14.04

After running clam it found four files called win.trojan.Xored-1 What are they? They were in Chrome cache.
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ClamAV scan found the virus Html.Exploit.CVE_2016_0108 [closed]

ClamAV Scan found the virus Html.Exploit.CVE_2016_0108 on a .css file. What are the risks? How do I remove the code from the file? Thanks for any help.
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ClamAV only scans one directory. What should I do?

I was scanning my PC with ClamAV earlier today, only to find out that it only scanned one directory. Here is what it said: joshua@joshua-LIFEBOOK-S6x20:~ > sudo clamscan / /initrd.img: Symbolic ...
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How to use ClamAV clamd daemon on ubuntu server

I am running a nas/webserver with ubunu with a couple of terabyte hard drives connected to it. I can run the daemon with the command below clamdscan /home/System/Share/X --fdpass ...
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ClamAV not updating

How to update ClamAV whenever i try to update clamAV i get the following report "WARNING: Can't query current.cvd.clamav.net WARNING: Invalid DNS reply. Falling back to HTTP mode. Reading CVD ...
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updating ClamAV 0.98.7 to 0.99.0 for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I would like to update my ClamAV antivirus 0.98.7 to 0.99.0 and tried updating it by typing: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install clamav After which I got a message: your clamAV is the ...
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Server hangs on reboot when clam is running

In a nutshell Rebooting normally takes under 1 minute, but if clamav-daemon is running, a reboot will take 30 minutes exactly. Overview I have a Ubuntu 15.10 "cloud" mail server: postfix, dovecot, ...
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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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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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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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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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.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 ...