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Clamav is an open source antivirus solution.


# emerge app-antivirus/clamav

Virus definitions need to be installed before starting the clamd service

# freshclam


Configuration files are located at /etc/conf.d/clamd, /etc/clamd.conf, and /etc/freshclam.conf


# rc-update add clamd default
# rc


To make sure things are installed correctly, users have the option to run against the the EICAR Standard Anti-Virus Test File:

# wget -O-


To scan single files:

# clamscan /usr/bin/portageq

To scan a directory:

# clamscan -ir /var/www/localhost/htdocs/
----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 3736482
Engine version: 0.98.6
Scanned directories: 663
Scanned files: 6067
Infected files: 0
Total errors: 8
Data scanned: 58.61 MB
Data read: 36.59 MB (ratio 1.60:1)
Time: 42.691 sec (0 m 42 s)

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