[clamav-users] Stream scanning

Mickey Sola msola at sourcefire.com
Tue Jan 12 10:42:15 EST 2016

Hi Istvan,

While clamd does provide on-access scanning capabilities, that feature is
only available on Linux systems. On Windows, you will need to periodically
run a scan on the target directory.


On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 9:52 AM, Istvan Szabo <IstvanS at sfwltd.co.uk> wrote:

> If clamd is running on the system, it would automatically monitor the
> directory? Or how can I set to continuously monitor that directory and do
> the steps that needed?
> So based on your suggestion the 2nd step would be the last step and in the
> 2nd step would scan clamd the files, but how would it monitor and how would
> it report? I created a script for a daily scan but it is just a scan not a
> real time monitoring.
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> Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uhlar at fantomas.sk>
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> Subject: Re: [clamav-users] Stream scanning
> On 12.01.16 12:14, Istvan Szabo wrote:
> >Is it possible to  handle somehow this request with clamav?
> >
> >
> >1.
> >User uploads file to web site
> >2.
> >File is loaded into memory (byte stream)
> >3.
> >File byte stream is sent to ClamAV for scanning
> >4.
> >ClamAV returns OK or VIRUS
> >5.
> >If OK, store file in the database, if VIRUS, return error to user
> >
> >I'd imagine to scan the file ClamAV will need to write the byte stream
> into a temporary file which then gets deleted after the scan.
> the file is already stored as file on web server, there's no need for
> messing with it. clamd can scan it there, it just neede proper permissions
> for reading uploaded files.
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