Alternative to clamav?

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Alternative to clamav?

Post by KernelOops » 2020/08/21 09:54:35

Hello everyone,

I am having considerable issues with clamav over the years, due to its excessive memory consumption. Currently, it eats around 500MB to 600MB of memory, just to load its database via clamd.

Does anyone know of a more suitable anti-virus for low memory situations?

I handle tons of servers, in various combinations of web/email services, most of them have tons of memory (2TB and so on). But some of them are cloud servers with only 1GB or 2GB of memory. A single clamd process taking nearly 60% of the available memory means there is not enough memory to do anything else.

Any suggestions would be welcome.
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Re: Alternative to clamav?

Post by BShT » 2020/09/02 20:19:45

i´m using maldet at writable directories apache:apache

but it is quite simpler

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Re: Alternative to clamav?

Post by KernelOops » 2020/09/02 20:25:44

maldet is fairly specific to linux malware, I am looking for a more general purpose antivirus scanner.
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