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Clam AntiVirus

Clam AntiVirus is an anti-virus toolkit designed especially for email scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities, including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a commandline scanner, and a tool for automatic database updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available as a shared library.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  16 Jun 2014 20:44

    Release Notes: This release addressed build problems on Solaris, OpenBSD, and AIX. Additional issues on Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris 10 have been resolved.

    •  07 May 2014 19:36

      Release Notes: Windows-specific issues were fixed.

      •  14 Jan 2014 22:12

        Release Notes: This release adds improved support for the Mac OS X platform, support for new file types, and quality improvements, including: Extraction, decompression, and scanning of files within the Extensible Archive (XAR)/Apple Disk Image (DMG) format. Decompression and scanning of files in the "Xz" compression format. Improvements and fixes to extraction and scanning of ole formats. An option to force all scanned data to disk. Various improvements to ClamAV configuration, support of third party libraries, and unit tests.

        •  19 Sep 2013 18:40

          Release Notes: Code quality fixes in libclamav, clamd, sigtool, clamav-milter, clamconf, and clamdtop. Code quality fixes in libclamav, libclamunrar and freshclam. Valgrind suppression rules for dl_catch_error complaints. bb #8385: a PDF ASCII85Decode zero-length fix. libclamav: SCAN_ALL mode fixes. bb #7436: elf64 header early exit. iso9660: iso_scan_file rewrite.

          •  23 Apr 2013 15:33

            Release Notes: This release addresses several reported potential security bugs.

            Recent comments

            17 Aug 2006 19:35 lukeiam

            no clamd daemon - PLEASE HELP
            I've installed via yum clamav on fc5 and I got everything besides clamd. I have clamd manual but no daemon. I have clamd in /usr/sbin but when I try to run it from there - instead of "service clamd start" - it tells me clamd.conf does not exist. when I run "service clamd start" it says clamd not recongnized...

            please help...


            16 Dec 2004 23:58 learfox

            AVScan updated for ClamAV 0.80
            AVScan has been updated to function with the new ClamAV 0.80 API


            06 Apr 2004 09:36 koswalds

            Thank you
            Great software! Easy to use. A daemon, some command line tools, two configuration files. Excellent documentation (incl. man pages).

            The classic UNIX way: small and beautiful.

            And it works and is really fast. :)

            06 Dec 2003 13:40 anand00

            Re: Project gone?

            > Your version is over one and a half year
            > old. No comment.

            sorry i forgot to post back, i found my mistake, and rectified it. Thx for the reply.

            06 Dec 2003 13:11 zolw

            Re: Project gone?

            > Can anyone please tell me how do i setup
            > freshclam to use a mirror ??
            > When i run freshclam i get the
            > following:
            > /usr/local/bin/freshclam -l
            > /var/log/clam-update.log
            > Checking for new database - started at
            > Sat Dec 6 13:46:39 2003
            > Connecting to
            > Connecting to
            > Reading md5 sum of database from
            > : OK
            > ERROR: Database file not found on remote
            > server
            > ERROR: Can't download the database from
            > ERROR: Can't open new file
            > ./d432c55c18d5479f to write
            > ERROR: Can't download the database from
            > Any help wud be appreciated.

            Your version is over one and a half year old. No comment.


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