Clamscan issue! really Argent!


I am really new to this so forgive me if the solution is simple.
I noticed today that my VPS server was going really slow or even getting 500 internal server error.
I noticed,using top command, that multiple services of clamscan are running and i guess thats the problem.
Maybe a spambot trying to send emails and clamscan tries to stop, got no idea.
Please give me some ideas what to check got 10 sites on this vps and nothing runs as it should be.
I restarted VPS but nothing happened. Still my vps is extremly slow or getting 500 error.
Any ideas or advices are welcome.

Thanks in advance!


What output do you get from these two commands:

uptime mailq | tail -1

That should show some details as to the type of email problem you’re seeing.


[]# uptime
03:35:19 up 17:21, 1 user, load average: 0.15, 0.12, 0.26
[]# mailq | tail -1
– 20 Kbytes in 6 Requests.


Okay, your system seems to be running with a pretty low load, and it’s showing only 6 messages in your mail queue.

So that much is good.

If you like, you can trade a little RAM for CPU by going into Email Messages -> Spam and Virus Scanning, and setting “Virus scanning program” to “Server scanner (clamdscan)”.

However, from what you shared above, that may not be the issue.

If you receive a 500 error on your website, what message does it show in the error logs? You can see that by looking in $HOME/logs/error_log.

Also, how much RAM do you have available? You can determine that by running “free -m”.