Package Space Applications – clamav

Overview

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

Installation

 You can run clamav locally or on TarHeel Linux:

Running locally

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

1. Go to the Package Space Local Downloads page and click on the clamav link.

2. Click on the name of the clamav-dci 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

clamav is also available for TarHeel Linux.

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

%  yum install clamav-thl

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 0.98.1. Vendor release date: 12/13/2013.

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