How to Install ClamAV on CentOS 7


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How to Install ClamAV on CentOS 7

ClamAV is an open-source antivirus software that helps protect your system against malware, including viruses, trojans, and other malicious threats. It provides a command-line interface for scanning files and directories, as well as a scanning engine that can be integrated into other applications.

Here are the steps to install ClamAV on CentOS 7:

sudo yum update -y
sudo yum install clamav clamav-update -y
sudo mv /etc/freshclam.conf /etc/freshclam.conf.bak
sudo cp /usr/share/doc/clamav-*/freshclam.conf /etc/freshclam.conf
sudo vi /etc/freshclam.conf

Inside the configuration file, update the "DatabaseMirror" line to:

DatabaseMirror database.clamav.net

Save and exit the file.

sudo freshclam
sudo systemctl enable --now clamav-freshclam
sudo systemctl enable --now clamav-daemon
sudo systemctl status clamav-daemon
  1. Update System Packages:
  2. Install ClamAV:
  3. Configure ClamAV:
  4. Update ClamAV Database:
  5. Start ClamAV Service:
  6. Verify ClamAV Installation:

After following these steps, ClamAV will be installed and running on your CentOS 7 system. You can now use the 'clamscan' command to scan files and directories for malware.

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