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Old 04-11-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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Exclamation Computer is INFECTED according to ClamAV


I recently ran a virus scan on my CentOS server using ClamAV's "clamscan" command to scan my entire system for virus. After the scan was complete it says that I have 1 infected file on my computer. I COMPLETELY FREAKED OUT! Is there some kind of log that I should read to see where the infected files are? Also does ClamAV just scan your system for virus or does it scan and remove the virus on the computer. Please help.

If you know of an alternative open source security software, please share it with us.

Thanks in advance.
Old 04-11-2010, 10:20 AM   #2
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clamscan -r -i
Old 04-11-2010, 05:59 PM   #3
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I don't think ClamAV removes infected files by default, but you can tell it to remove infected files found during a scan (usually you specify that you want certain action(s) taken each time you run a scan).
Old 04-11-2010, 07:12 PM   #4
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ClamAV scans for Windows viruses (correct me if I am wrong) and a windows virus on a linux system should pose no threat to your CentOs System. The only reason to be concerned is if you happened to share that file with a Windows computer. Viruses on Linux aren't a problem.

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