Clamav Antivirus

Some notes regarding Clamav

Install Clamav the debian way

Add the volatile repository to /etc/apt/sources.list

echo "deb sarge/volatile main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

run apt-cache search clamav to find the appropriate packages to install

apt-get install clamav clamav-base clamav-daemon clamav-freshclam

Virus database update method: daemon

Test Clamav

Test your clamav installation with a test virus provided by eicar.

Get the files:


run clamscan or clamdscan

you should see something like this:

[...] Eicar-Test-Signature FOUND
linux/clamav.txt · Last modified: 2006-08 by tb
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