Anti-virus utility for Unix - command-line interface
  20 reviews

Clam AntiVirus is an anti-virus toolkit for Unix. The main purpose of this software is the integration with mail servers (attachment scanning). The package provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon in the clamav-daemon package, a command-line scanner in the clamav package, and a tool for automatic updating via the Internet in the clamav-freshclam package. The programs are based on libclamav, which can be used by other software.

This package contains the command line interface. Features:
- built-in support for various archive formats, including Zip, Tar,
Gzip, Bzip2, OLE2, Cabinet, CHM, BinHex, SIS and others;
- built-in support for almost all mail file formats;
- built-in support for ELF executables and Portable Executable files
compressed with UPX, FSG, Petite, NsPack, wwpack32, MEW, Upack and
obfuscated with SUE, Y0da Cryptor and others;
- built-in support for popular document formats including Microsoft
Office and Mac Office files, HTML, RTF and PDF.
For scanning to work, a virus database is needed. There are two options for getting it:
- clamav-freshclam: updates the database from Internet. This is
recommended with Internet access.
- clamav-data: for users without Internet access. The package is
not updated once installed. The clamav-getfiles package allows
creating custom packages from an Internet-connected computer.
Latest reviews
evrene 3 years ago

Sorry to say but Comodo is much better

TrumblebumSky 3 years ago

Installed by command line interface very easily, and ran well. I also installed a separate GUI and that was fine (ClamTk) but the command line is compeletely servisable. The installaiton was easy, I found remembering the commands to run and check to be hard to remember, but how hard is it to remember "clamscan --help" ?

romildojr 4 years ago

Por ser Open Source é ótiomo...

runasas 6 years ago

Only Checks one Directory! FAKE

Juan-Guillermo 6 years ago

Me gusta.

coll 6 years ago

did not work :(

Geronimo13 8 years ago

C'est une passoire! Comodo On access + Bitdefender On Demand est une des meilleures solutions sur Linux.

PabloGyo 8 years ago


quake0 8 years ago

Great! Must have!

AshBaby 8 years ago

its a joke... look at comodo

Ironclad 8 years ago

This is made for one-time scans, specifically for people who share with Windows computers (p2p or directly by USB) so you don't unintentionally spread malware by media or other files. It's not intended to be a background process that scans regularly and has real-time protection. It's not bad considering all of that.

Niocora 9 years ago

The purpose of ClamAV is to stop linux users giving windows users virus infected e-mails when running a linux server! Stop complaining!

Oph5pr1n6 9 years ago

This is the only open source anti-virus that I know of. On Demand Scanning only, and very slow. It is good to have on a Live CD or a 2nd partition, just in case your Windows partition is disabled by a virus. This might let you save your system.

krause 9 years ago


scanff 9 years ago

slow, no real-time protection and poor results

Steampunk-Nick 10 years ago

usefull app

mozie4717 10 years ago

Linux better pray that virus creators doesn't turn their attention from Windows. This trash can't even update!!! Junk!

Deadite81 10 years ago

Good only if you have to have it because of other people's problems. We are using Linux after all!

wanda 10 years ago

it's so buggy and the support site is all about Windows now.

fspilot 10 years ago

Great for manually scanning for viruses. Use it with the clamtk gui graphical interface.