Package Space Applications – clamav

Overview

clamav is an open source antivirus engine designed for detecting Trojans, viruses, malware and other malicious threats.

Installation

Follow these steps to load the clamav package on a local machine:

1. Go to the clamav Package Space Local Downloads page.

2. Click on the name of the clamav-unc version you wish to download.

3. Follow the installation instructions on the download page.

Follow these instructions to setup the package on the local machine:

   % sudo groupadd clamav
   % sudo useradd -g clamav -s /bin/false -c "Clam AntiVirus" clamav
   % sudo chown clamav:clamav /opt/clamav/share/clamav

Edit the configuration files as needed:

/opt/clamav/etc/clamd.conf

/opt/clamav/etc/freshclam.conf

Finally, create the clamav virus database:

   % sudo /opt/clamav/bin/freshclam

Running on TarHeel Linux

To install clamav on TarHeel Linux 6, use the following command.

%  yum install clamav-unc

User Configuration

Follow these instructions to setup the package:

   % sudo groupadd clamav
   % sudo useradd -g clamav -s /bin/false -c "Clam AntiVirus" clamav
   % sudo chown clamav:clamav /opt/clamav/share/clamav

Edit the  configuration files as needed:

/opt/clamav/etc/clamd.conf

/opt/clamav/etc/freshclam.conf

Finally, create the clamav virus database:

   % sudo /opt/clamav/bin/freshclam

Versions

  1. The latest version available for local download is 0.98.4. Vendor release date: 6/16/2014.

Useful Links

Notes

This package can be managed using the scl command.