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How to install ClamAV (clamantivirus) on server

ClamAV is an industry leading open source (GPL) antivirus engine or threat detction or removal engine designed for detecting Trojans, viruses, malware and other malicious threats. It is the de facto standard for mail gateway scanning. It provides a high performance mutli-threaded scanning daemon, command line utilities for on demand file scanning, and an intelligent tool for automatic signature updates. The core ClamAV library provides numerous file format detection mechanisms, file unpacking support, archive support, and multiple signature languages for detecting threats. The core ClamAV library is utilized in Immunet 3.0, powered by ClamAV, which is a fast, fully featured Desktop AV solution for Windows.


Installing ClamAV :

Please follow below steps to install clamav in your server :

1. Install EPEL repo

Before we can do proceed, you must ensure that you have the EPEL yum repository enabled. To do this, click here.

2. Install required packages
yum install clamav clamd
3. Start the clamd service and set it to auto-start
/etc/init.d/clamd on
chkconfig clamd on
/etc/init.d/clamd start
4. Update ClamAV’s signatures
/usr/bin/freshclam

Note: ClamAV will update automatically, as part of /etc/cron.daily/freshclam.

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