[clamav-users] Scanning very large files in chunks

Al Varnell alvarnell at mac.com
Thu Aug 4 23:08:59 EDT 2016


Certainly agree that many, many disk images are known to contain malware, but the usual approach there is to use a hash value for the file as there are other issues with attempting to scan within the image without mounting it first.  The most recent versions of ClamXav now does both a hash check and scans after mounting.

-Al-

On Thu, Aug 04, 2016 at 07:32 PM, Paul Kosinski wrote:
> 
> Disk images often contain whole file systems and thus many, many files.
> The alternative is to scan the entire FS after it is "mounted". (Of
> course disk images these days might be 6 TB rather than a mere 6 GB.)
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