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Users with Linux-based operating systems can protect their computers from viruses and other malware by using free, open-source security programs such as ClamAV.

ClamAV (Anti-Virus) is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit, providing a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner, and advanced tool for automatic database updates, among others. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library.

ClamAV includes:

  • Command-line scanner
  • Fast, multi-threaded daemon with support for on-access scanning
  • Filter interface for sendmail
  • Advanced database updater with support for scripted updates and digital signatures
  • Virus scanner C library
  • On-access scanning (Linux® and FreeBSD®)
  • Virus database updated multiple times per day
    • Built-in support for various archive formats, mail file formats, ELF executables and Portable Executable files, and popular document formats, including MS Office and Mac Office files, HTML, RTF, and PDF
Operating Systems: 
Linux
Available in Computer Classrooms: 
No
Support Status: 
Medium
Support Direction: 
Increasing