How to change virus scan to ClamAV on Debian 4.0?

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#1 Fri, 11/07/2008 - 09:00

How to change virus scan to ClamAV on Debian 4.0?

How can I change virus scan from clamscan to ClamAV on a Debian 4.0 system under Virtualmin?

On my v-server clamscan eats up CPU very much so I have to change something. I already did a search in the forum but didn't find the right answer for Debian.

I don't know either how to stop clamscan from eating CPU.

Fri, 11/07/2008 - 09:08
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yeah the clamscan eats up your cpu lol
there are some posts about it in this forum though.

You can go to the Virtualmin tab - Email Messages - Spam and Virus Scanning
There you can switch to clamdscan which will behave much better :)

Also make sure all clamscan processes are killed first.

Fri, 11/07/2008 - 09:09

Well, that's the thing... ants eat sugary things, pigs roll in mud, cows go "moo", and clamscan eats CPU. That's just it's lot in life :-)

So, the server-based clamdscan (note the 'd' in there) should help take a load off.

You can enable that by going into Email Messages -> Spam and Virus Scanning, and choosing "Server scanner (clamdscan)" rather than what it's probably currently set to, "Standalone scanner (clamscan)".

Fri, 11/07/2008 - 13:47 (Reply to #3)

Thank you for your help. Now it works fine.

<b>andreychek wrote:</b>
<div class='quote'>...and clamscan eats CPU.</div>

Sorry for my bad English since it's not my mother tongue and I didn't learn it at school well.

Fri, 11/07/2008 - 17:04 (Reply to #4)

Hey Karl,

Glad to hear it works!

And your English is fine, I was just making a silly comment regarding clamscan. &quot;Eating up CPU&quot; is an excellent way of describing the problem here :-)

Have a good one!

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