[clamav-users] Disable MaxFileSize and MaxFileSize to scan the whole system

Al Varnell alvarnell at mac.com
Sun Dec 2 18:02:23 EST 2018


Trial and error, depending on your setup. 

Must not exceed the amount of RAM you have installed less what is needed to run your system and whatever else you have running at the time.

Best advice would be to set it to the size of the largest file you need to scan.

-Al-

On Sun, Dec 02, 2018 at 09:35 AM, Albert o wrote:
> I removed that option.
> So what is the right way to make clamAV scan the maximum possible size?
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 7:31 AM Henrik K <hege at hege.li <mailto:hege at hege.li>> wrote:
>> 
>> On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 05:01:40PM -0500, Albert o wrote:
>>> "sudo clamscan -r --remove=yes /"
>> 
>> ClamAV doesn't exactly have a perfect track record regarding false positives
>> (not that any scanner would have).  Are you sure you'd want --remove=yes to
>> remove some critical system files/libraries?
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