CentOS8 and ClamAV

Hi there @all,

I am now testing Virtualmin on a brand new CentOS 8 server.
I can’t tell ClamAV in the install wizard to run in normal mode. Just the on-Demand scanner or the “No” option works. Is there actually any “need” to use ClamAV? On my Ubuntu Server it takes a lot of memory.
Thanks a lot for your help :slight_smile:

There is no “normal” mode. There is daemon mode (still supported), and standalone, which we no longer offer, because it is simply unusable now. It can take minutes to start clam with the size of the virus database. People believed it led to lower memory usage, which isn’t really accurate…it just meant al that memory would get sucked up at random times and cause the OOM killer to assassinate random processes and we’d get weird questions about “Why is X unstable?” when it was just memory contention.

And, no you don’t need it, if you don’t need virus scanning.

If you want to use ClamAV for virus scanning you must run the clam daemon. There’s no reasonable alternative.

Ok perfect, thanks a lot @Joe for the explanation :slight_smile:
I think I will disable it, because it’s taking all the memory and Virtualmin and other stuff is not rechable anymore.
Thanks a lot for yor information

This is the best solution. Anyone who’s still using Windows, must use some antivirus locally. It’s just an overhead and doesn’t worth it.

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