Antivirus Toolkit

Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX,
designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a
number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded
daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database
updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a
form of shared library.

Here is a list of the main features:

* command-line scanner

* fast, multi-threaded daemon with support for on-access scanning

* milter interface for sendmail

* advanced database updater with support for scripted updates and
digital signatures

* virus scanner C library

* on-access scanning (Linux® and FreeBSD®)

* virus database updated multiple times per day (see home page for
total number of signatures)

* built-in support for various archive formats, including Zip, RAR,
Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, OLE2, Cabinet, CHM, BinHex, SIS and others

* built-in support for almost all mail file formats

* built-in support for ELF executables and Portable Executable files
compressed with UPX, FSG, Petite, NsPack, wwpack32, MEW, Upack
and obfuscated with SUE, Y0da Cryptor and others

* built-in support for popular document formats including MS Office and
MacOffice files, HTML, RTF and PDF

Source Files (show merged sources derived from linked package)
Filename Size Changed
clamav-0.103.0.tar.gz 0013357078 12.7 MB about 1 month
clamav-0.103.0.tar.gz.sig 0000000801 801 Bytes about 1 month
clamav-conf.patch 0000005445 5.32 KB about 2 months
clamav-disable-timestamps.patch 0000002584 2.52 KB about 1 month
clamav-disable-yara.patch 0000000933 933 Bytes almost 2 years
clamav-obsolete-config.patch 0000001596 1.56 KB about 1 year
clamav-rpmlintrc 0000000114 114 Bytes over 12 years
clamav-tmpfiles.conf 0000000069 69 Bytes over 6 years
clamav.changes 0000077792 76 KB about 1 month
clamav.keyring 0000003123 3.05 KB over 2 years
clamav.spec 0000007892 7.71 KB about 1 month
service.clamav-milter 0000000277 277 Bytes about 1 month
service.clamd 0000000295 295 Bytes 11 months
service.freshclam 0000000249 249 Bytes 10 months
Comments for clamav 2

Dominique Leuenberger's avatar

dimstar wrote over 3 years ago

clamav fails to build on openSUSE:Factory with zlib 1.2.11 due to this bug:

I have a local branch with a patch added, but clamav then fails the test suite - so this takes some maintainer's action to really get this to build on TW/SLE15 again

Arjen de Korte's avatar

adkorte wrote about 2 months ago

I'm wondering if it wouldn' t be better to run freshclam from a systemd timer, rather than as a daemon. It will do absolutely nothing >99.9% of the time. What benefit is there to run this as a daemon?