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  • Is ClamAV capable of performing an automatic scan?

    I want to know whether ClamAV is capable of performing an automatic scan.

  • #2
    ClamAV offers two modes of operation: a programme that loads into memory only when you want to scan a file, and a programme that connects to a daemon that is constantly running for more regular use (such as scanning all incoming e-mail). Updates to the database can be downloaded automatically as well.

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    • #3
      Can i use Maldet instead of Clamscan? What i understand Maldet detect clamav and use it engine to to scan machine but also with Maldet signatures? Or i must scan by clamscan and maldet? Also what is better manual scan (at night) or daemon?







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      • #4
        ClamAV checks for new virus definitions every hour by default.

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        • #5
          If anyone wishes to modify this, update the file /etc/clamav/freshclam. conf. In this instance, the check will be done just once a day.

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          • #6
            Yes, it is recommended to take it 24 times every day.

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            • #7
              How long does it take to scan?

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              • #8
                It usually takes 20 seconds.
                ClamAV is an on-demand scanner, meaning it will only run when you tell it to.

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