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Tool and Usage

ClamAV is an open source antivirus engine. It can detect malicious software (malware) like trojans, viruses, backdoors and other related threats.

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ClamAV is a popular scan engine to detect malicious software (malware).

Usage and audience

ClamAV is commonly used for malware scan. Target users for this tool are general public and system administrators.

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + Many maintainers
  • + The source code of this software is available


Support operating systems

ClamAV is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

ClamAV alternatives

Several alternative tools are available for ClamAV that might be a good replacement.



Linux Malware Detect (LMD) is a malware scanner for systems running Linux. The open source software project is released with the GPLv2 license.

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Project details
Latest release0.99.2 [2017-05-03]
Last updatedOct. 30, 2017

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ClamAV training guides

This tool is also part of the Linux Security Expert training program.

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