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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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 ...
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clamAV will not scan some directories

Why does clamAV refuse to scan some directories of the file system, like for instance /dev or /root? Nothing dangerous could hide in there?
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CalmAV PUA.Win32.Packer.PrivateExeProte-7

I ran ClamAV on my system and it reported two detections. It reported PUA.Win32.Packer.PrivateExeProte-7 in: /usr/lib/mono/4.0/mscorlib.dll /urs/lib/mono/4.5/mscorlib.dll It says Action taken: ...
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clamAV whitelists inoperative?

After installing ClamAV on a dual boot WinXP//LxTrusty and setting up a daily virus-db update and scan of /home, I noticed a LOT of false positives. They are of the type: - ...
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Unable to install Clamav-0.98.4. Getting Error

I have tried installing clamav-0.98.4.tar.gz (downloaded from site) by 1) extracting 2) ./configure 3)make 4) make install .. but after 2nd step only it gives this error and doesn't proceed further. ...
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How to update ClamAV virus definitions?

What should I do in order to update anti-virus definitions and GUI version for ClamAV? I tried updating all my software, but that made no difference.
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Should I be worried about a possible threat?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10. I use Clamav and have scanned my system regularly for infections. Today it picked up a potential threat ...
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How to update ClamAV engine from 0.98.1 to 0.98.4

ClamAV update process started at Mon Sep 22 04:59:22 2014 WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED! WARNING: Local version: 0.98.1 Recommended version: 0.98.4 DON'T PANIC! Read ...
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daily-19909.cdiff not found on remote server

I have got ClamAV installed. And recently when I have been executing the following command in Terminal: sudo freshclam I have been getting errors such as this one which I got today: ClamAV update ...
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ClamAV virus detections documentation

I see ClamAV telling me the names of all the viruses that it has detected on my computer, but it seems to give me very little documentation on what those detections actually mean, and what the viruses ...
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How to compile clamav 0.98.3

I've never compiled a program until now I've only used Windows XP as my unique OS so I've never needed to learn how to type these commands in the Xubuntu 14.04 's terminal . I've passed 3 days reading ...
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Error starting ClamAV daemon

I can't get the ClamAV daemon to start on my Ubuntu 14.04 server. Here's what I get when I try to start the service: sudo service clamav-daemon start * Starting ClamAV daemon clamd [fail] When I ...
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How do I scan for viruses with ClamAV?

I installed ClamAV via Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) with: sudo apt-get install clamav but how can I scan for viruses?
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Can't install clamav dependencies?

Turns out I can't install anything using aptitude and I also seem to be missing a few dependencies. When I try to install a program: mom@mom-Inspiron-1720:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Argument “perl_version” isn't numeric in numeric ge (>=) at (eval 534) line 1

Since last package update all my Ubuntu 14.04.1 servers are sending me emails with a Cron warning - subject is Cron test -e /usr/sbin/amavisd-new-cronjob && ...
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Scan a file over the Internet by its url using ClamAV

Sometimes I have a need to scan the files over the Internet given their urls. I didn't find any information about this capacity at the documentation of ClamAV. Does it allow to do that? How do I get ...
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Can't run Freshclam

root@msy-Inspiron-One-2020:/home/msy# freshclam ERROR: Missing argument for option at line 33 ERROR: Can't open/parse the config file /usr/local/etc/freshclam.conf Here is ...
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Help with ClamAV

I've installed ClamTK via sudo apt-get install clamtk then realised it's outdated and purged clamtk. Then compiled clamav from source from the latest release following the instructions here When I go ...
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How to update ClamAV definitions database?

How can I update Clam Antivirus via the terminal? I already have installed clamav, but I want to know how can I update the virus database.
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ClamAV found infected files on Ubuntu server, what do I do now?

I checked the Ubuntu server using the command clamscan -r. I don't know whether or not the files were cleaned or deleted. This is a screenshot of the results: I'd like to know if these files still ...
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Why can't clamdscan scan anything?

Not sure what's going on here. I've installed clamav, clamav-freshclam and clamav-daemon to run automated scans (using cron) on my machine running Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 LTS x64. Unfortunately, ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - Broken dependancies for Clam AV

Tried to install CLAMAV via command line for Ubuntu Server 14.04. Got the following error: groot:/home/carlo# apt-get install clamav-freshclam Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Where does a virus go when it is found using clamAV

When clamAV detects a virus during a scan where does it go? Will it ask me to remove it or do i have to remove it myself?
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Errors installing the perl module File::Scan::ClamAV

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Gnome desktop. I'm missing one of the requires for having ClamAV work with SpamAssassin and it will not install, here is the output. The command used to install is: ...
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Is necessary use ClamTK with ClamAV?

Do I need to install Clam TK when using Clam AV? Clam TK will not install. Will Clam AV run automatically in the background?
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Is a virus scanner really needed with wine? [closed]

I use wine for two things, playing World of warcraft and using spotify. Is a virus scanner needed for me? I tried to use clamAV but i download it from the software center and it says my version is ...
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Clamav finding threat in Steam file

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, since it's summer vacation and I need something to play with :D I have installed Steam, no problem. But when I went to install ClamAv with ClamTk just for good ...
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How do I install the ClamAV extension for PHP 5?

I'd like to automatically scan uploaded files for viruses with php. There was an extension called php-clamavlib in earlier versions of ubuntu, but on Natty I get E: Unable to locate package ...
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Cannot login after Clam AV removal purge mistake

I would like some help repairing my Ubuntu installation please, I am having problems logging in after a mistake trying to uninstall Clam AV. I accidentally deleted some files / libraries whilst ...
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installing Clamav-0.98.3 on ubuntu 12.04 for the first time

I've tried to install clamav but everytime i get this error 'OpenSSL not found'. I'm new to ubuntu and i don't know what to do. Can somebody please hepl me ?
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How to auto-scan any plugged in usb storage device with clamav?

I'd like to do an automatic virus scan on any plugged in usb device using ClamAV. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. The closest thing I found was: Run clamav on mount of flashdrive How to run a shell script ...
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Update to Clamav 0.98.3

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Upon updating clam definitions with sudo freshclam I got the message that my current clam software (0.98.1) was outdated and that I should upgrade to 0.98.3., which I ...
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installed clamtk/av, but is now gone, nowhere on laptop

I've installed the full clamtk package on my ubuntu 14.10, updated it and lastly downloaded the latest gui, but after this installation,all dissapeared, not sure why. Now I don't know what else to do, ...
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clamtk problem, i still get version 0.98.1 for the antivirus engine after removing and reinstalling again via terminal

I recently installed clamtk using the software center and apparently I didn't know that there is a bug of some kind that keeps the anti virus engine at version 0.98.1 but I at least have to have ...
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Does ClamAV Scan Windows virus?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I'm now setting up an OwnCloud server which supports ClamAV file scan. Since most of the users connected to the server uses Windows OS, can ClamAV scan for Windows virus? I also ...
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How is logging of automatic/schedules scans enabled for clam AV?

In this thread it is discussed how to log a scan by ClamAV. However, the suggestions are only for logging one-off scans triggered from command line. My situation is that I'm working in a setting ...
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Clam TK and sudo freshclam

I have clamtk! Should I set clamtk for manual or automatic updates? Clam says that if my computer is receiving automatic updates then I should set the wizard at automatic I have no idea if my ...
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Trouble installing SquidClamav

According to this tutorial I installed clamav, SquidClamav and c-icap. In section [2] I should edit /etc/squidclamav.conf but it does not exist. did something go wrong during installation? any ...
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mysterious files and possible virus on ubuntu 12.04.2 server

IT services at my institution discovered our server sending out SPAM emails and flagged it as compromised. Further investigations suggest that it is indeed infected with a virus. For instance, there ...
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Moving files to usb stick and virus scan

I have the task of moving a single file to 50+ usb sticks and then virus scan them with clam-AV. I have a 6 way usb hub that I can use to speed things up. I am after running a script that prompts for ...
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Virus detected with ClamTK (Possible infection?)

I did a routine scan of my system, with ClamTK. The the anti-virus reported 3 detections. The names of the three detections are: 1.[PUA.Phishing.Bank] 2.[PUA.Phishing.Bank] 3.[PUA.Script.Packed-1] ...
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Instalation and accessing Clam AV antivirus in 12.04 [duplicate]

I installed clam AV anti virus for Ubuntu. As i don’t got exact clam av in repository i looked into this site "http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1638141". So as per instruction i run command ...
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freshclam not working because clamav folder in /var/log and /var/log is in ramdisk

I was looking for this on the web but since English is not my primary language it seems that I can not find what I want, that is why my question is here... Intro: I have an SSD and I did some ...
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Meaning of Total errors on result of Clamav scan

I scanned my Ubuntu computer using Clamav the following are the results Known viruses: 2288150 Engine version: 0.97.8 Scanned directories: 55215 Scanned files: 283662 Infected files: 0 Total errors: ...
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ClamAV continues to say that my definitions are outdated

I have just updated the definitions for clamav and here is the output: ClamAV update process started at Mon Sep 30 09:22:24 2013 WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED! WARNING: Local version: ...
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automatic scan scheduled with clamtk for ubuntu 12.04 does not work

the automatic scanner that i have scheduled with clamtk for ubuntu 12.04 does not work. i have to do the job manually. is there a code i can punch into the console that will fix this problem so that ...