ClamAV – antivirus engine

Clam AntiVirus is an anti-virus toolkit, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.

It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates.

The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library.

Features include:

  • Command-line scanner.
  • Fast, multi-threaded daemon with support for on-access scanning.
  • Milter interface for sendmail.
  • Advanced database updater with support for scripted updates and digital signatures.
  • Virus scanner C library.
  • On-access scanning.
  • Virus database updated multiple times per day (see home page for total number of signatures)
  • Built-in support for various archive formats, including Zip, RAR, 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 MS Office and MacOffice files, HTML, RTF and PDF.

Website: www.clamav.net
Support: Documentation
Developer: Tomasz Kojm
License: GNU GPL

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