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Using Clamav for Scanning Virus in FreeBSD

We provide ftp access to student for storing their work, song, etc in limited space. Around 100 – 150 MB for each student.

Due to report for virus that might appear in their PC in the class I have to scan and remove it in their ftp account before take action to PC level.

I use clamav from FreeBSD ports to scan virus in FTP server, here’s the steps:

*make sure to update ports to latest version*

1. Install Clamav

ftp# cd /usr/ports/security/clamav && make install

2. Edit rc.conf file and insert these lines :

clamav_freshclam_enable=”YES”

clamav_clamd_enable=”YES”

3. Starting Clamav Daemon

ftp# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/clamav-clamd start

4. Update virus database

ftp# freshclam

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