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Running the Scan
Run Scan Using Command Line
Using maldet (Malware scanner)
Using ClamAV (Clam Antivirus)

CentOS Web Panel Antivirus Scan

Running the Scan
Run Scan Using Command Line
Using maldet (Malware scanner)
Using ClamAV (Clam Antivirus)

Sometimes you need to run a virus scan on your server to ensure your files are not infected with files that can compromise your site. CentOS Web Panel comes with an Antivirus Scanner that you can run to check your files on your account.

Running the Scan

  1. Login to your CentOS Web Panel Client, not the admin (CWP-client)
  2. Select the antivirus scan from either the File Management

  1. or the quick access scan on the right side of the panel

  1. Select what scan you want
    • Scan with full info
    • Scan and log only found
    • Get the last scan results.

  1. Click the start Antivirus Scan button
  2. After the scan runs, you can see the results with the get the last scan results option.

Run Scan Using Command Line

Using maldet (Malware scanner)

Update Maldet

maldet -u

Scan public_html folder of the infected user account

maldet -a /home/USERNAME/public_html

Replace USERNAME with the user account's username

Using ClamAV (Clam Antivirus)

clamscan -r /home/USERNAME/public_html | grep FOUND

Replace USERNAME with the user account's username

If you have noticed that an account is sending SPAM and started spamming today, then you can search files modified in, e.g. last two days

find /home/USERNAME/public_html -ctime -2 -name "*.php"

Replace USERNAME with the user account's username

Written by Hostwinds Team  /  May 29, 2018

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