[clamav-users] ClamXav and Compressed Files

Dennis Peterson dennispe at inetnw.com
Fri Mar 27 02:17:40 EDT 2015


Forgot to include dmg files are as described when mounted - else they are disk 
images (cpio). I don't know what the clam product does with unmounted disk images.

dp

On 3/26/15 11:09 PM, Dennis Peterson wrote:
> 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.
>
> dp
>
> 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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