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How to install ClamAV
How to run a scan with ClamAV

How to Install and Run Clamscan

Tags Linux 

How to install ClamAV
How to run a scan with ClamAV

How to install ClamAV

ClamAV or Clamscan is a malware scanner for Linux. It will often catch things that are malicious, such as PHP scripts, bad emails, etc.

On your Linux server, it is straightforward to install and run Clamscan. However, you'll need to be familiar with how to SSH into your server.

If you're not familiar with how to do this, we've got you covered! Please review the following guide, which should assist you with this: Connecting to Your Server via SSH

To install clamscan on your cPanel/centos server, copy and paste these commands into SSH as "root":

wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
sudo rpm -Uvh remi-release-6*.rpm epel-release-6*.rpm
yum -y update
yum install -y clamav
freshclam
mkdir /tmp/quar

How to run a scan with ClamAV

To run a scan using ClamAV, simply copy and paste the following command into SSH as root.

clamscan -r /home --move=/tmp/quar/ --log=/tmp/quar/log.txt --infected &

This will run ClamAV on your entire user folder for all accounts on the server.

Bad files will be removed and located in the/quar directory, and logs will be in the /quar/log.txt file.

Written by Michael Brower  /  June 23, 2017