How to Install Clam Antivirus on CentOS 6.3

ClamAVClamAV is an open source (GPL) antivirus engine designed for detecting Trojans, viruses, malware and other malicious threats. It provides a high performance mutli-threaded scanning daemon, command line utilities for on demand file scanning, and an intelligent tool for automatic signature updates. In this post, i will show how to install Clam Antivirus on CentOS 6.3. Clam Antivirus daemon named is clamd.

Run the following command to install Clam Antivirus :

[root@centos63 ~]# yum install clamd -y

Examples :

[root@centos63 ~]# yum install clamd -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: mirrors.hostemo.com
 * extras: mirrors.hostemo.com
 * rpmforge: mirror.oscc.org.my
 * updates: mirrors.hostemo.com
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package clamd.i686 0:0.97.5-2.el6.rf will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: clamav = 0.97.5-2.el6.rf for package: clamd-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686
--> Processing Dependency: libclamav.so.6 for package: clamd-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686
--> Processing Dependency: libclamav.so.6(CLAMAV_PRIVATE) for package: clamd-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686
--> Processing Dependency: libclamav.so.6(CLAMAV_PUBLIC) for package: clamd-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package clamav.i686 0:0.97.5-2.el6.rf will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: clamav-db for package: clamav-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686
--> Processing Dependency: libltdl.so.7 for package: clamav-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package clamav-db.i686 0:0.97.5-2.el6.rf will be installed
---> Package libtool-ltdl.i686 0:2.2.6-15.5.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

====================================================================================================
 Package               Arch          Version                    Repository                     Size
====================================================================================================
Installing:
 clamd                 i686          0.97.5-2.el6.rf            rpmforge                      148 k
Installing for dependencies:
 clamav                i686          0.97.5-2.el6.rf            rpmforge                      1.9 M
 clamav-db             i686          0.97.5-2.el6.rf            rpmforge                       34 M
 libtool-ltdl          i686          2.2.6-15.5.el6             CentOS6.3-Repository           45 k

Transaction Summary
====================================================================================================
Install       4 Package(s)

Total download size: 36 M
Installed size: 40 M
Downloading Packages:
Setting up and reading Presto delta metadata
Processing delta metadata
Package(s) data still to download: 36 M
(1/4): clamav-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm                                       | 1.9 MB     00:17
(2/4): clamav-db-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm                                    |  34 MB     05:17
(3/4): clamd-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm                                        | 148 kB     00:01
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                               111 kB/s |  36 MB     05:36
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.
  Installing : clamav-db-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686                                                   1/4
  Installing : libtool-ltdl-2.2.6-15.5.el6.i686                                                 2/4
  Installing : clamav-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686                                                      3/4
  Installing : clamd-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686                                                       4/4
  Verifying  : libtool-ltdl-2.2.6-15.5.el6.i686                                                 1/4
  Verifying  : clamav-db-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686                                                   2/4
  Verifying  : clamav-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686                                                      3/4
  Verifying  : clamd-0.97.5-2.el6.rf.i686                                                       4/4

Installed:
  clamd.i686 0:0.97.5-2.el6.rf

Dependency Installed:
  clamav.i686 0:0.97.5-2.el6.rf clamav-db.i686 0:0.97.5-2.el6.rf libtool-ltdl.i686 0:2.2.6-15.5.el6

Complete!

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