ClamAV Installation

How to use ClamAV?

Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) is an antivirus software toolkit that comes with cPanel. Let’s see how to use ClamAV.


cd /usr/local
tar -xzvf clamav-0.97.tar.gz
cd clamav-0.97
groupadd clamav
useradd -g clamav clamav
mkdir /usr/local/share/clamav
chown clamav:clamav /usr/local/share/clamav
make install

* To update the antivirus database


* To scan the files:

clamscan -ir [path to the folder]


clamscan -ir /home/public_html]


Delete ClamAV

To remove our install of clamav, run these commands in shell as root:

killall clamd

/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/bin/clam*
/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/sbin/clam*
/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/lib/libclam*
/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/share/clam*
/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/include/clam*
/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/bin/freshclam*
/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/etc/clamav*
/bin/rm -Rfv /var/clamd

/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/local/bin/clam*
/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/local/sbin/clam*
/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/local/lib/libclam*
/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/local/share/clam*
/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/local/include/clam*
/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/local/bin/freshclam*
/bin/rm -Rfv /usr/local/etc/clamav*
/bin/rm -fv /etc/init.d/clamd
/bin/rm -fv /etc/cron.daily/freshclam
/bin/rm -fv /etc/cron.hourly/freshclam
/bin/rm -fv /etc/cron.d/freshclam

In WHM > Service Configuration > Service Manager > Additional Services uncheck both boxes for clamav.

You can then install clamavconnector via WHM > Manage Plugins if desired.

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