[clamav-users] ClamXav and Compressed Files

Dennis Peterson dennispe at inetnw.com
Fri Mar 27 06:09:25 UTC 2015

The dmg files are logical structures. They are comprised of Unix directories and 
files and clam doesn't need to treat them differently than any other directory 
tree. if you have support compiled in for zip, RAR, TAR, and several other 
archiving formats it should decompose them and scan each of the the contents. 
You should be able to explore the log to see what clamXav did while scanning.


On 3/26/15 10:44 PM, Jinwon Lee wrote:
> Hi
> I am a new member.
> I am a Mac user and so I use ClamXav to scan my files.
> My question is:
> ‘Does ClamXav scan what’s inside Compressed files like .RAR,  .zip…. and Package files like .dmg?’    Because I feel ClamXav takes
> considerably longer to scan the extracted file/s compared to the compressed versions and wonder if it really scans them.
> Kind Regards
> Jinwon
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