clamav - run everyday?

Discussion in 'General' started by craigfanman, Apr 5, 2017.


How often do you run clamav scan?

  1. every day

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  2. every week

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  3. never

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  1. craigfanman

    craigfanman Member

    Hi. I'm just wondering what other people do about clamav, I have servers where it runs everyday but it seems like it just takes a long time, causes lots of load, and doesnt provide me much benefit. Everyday it reports a load of false positives, and very rarely finds an actual virus. These are centos web servers. I'm tempted to turn if off or just run it once a week?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ClamAV is fine for mail scanning, but I won't use it for full hard disk scans on a hosting system as it's results are too bad like you mentioned already.
  3. concept21

    concept21 Active Member

    It will be called up by the program which uses it, for example, maldet, clamscan, amivis etc. If the clamav daemon does not exist, they simply use the virus signatures. Don't worry. Just install everything and turn on the one you like. :)
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2017
  4. MaxT

    MaxT Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

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