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Thread: The Effectiveness of Clamav

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    The Effectiveness of Clamav

    I just wanted to get some user feedback on the open-source anti-virus Clamav http://www.clamav.net/

    I've used it a while ago to scan emails for viruses, but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience using it for host security, e.g. protecting nfs/samba shares.

    Thanks for any feedback on this.

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    clam seems to be one of the better open source av solutions. I use it on several of my severs including an email server and a few db servers. It gets the job done and is easy to update.
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    It is good if you run the update program freshclam frequently.
    However, do not bet the farm on the program as there are quite a few viruses that still can get through.
    We run clam on the email server but still have TrendMicro on every PC.

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