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

Dennis Peterson dennispe at inetnw.com
Sun Dec 2 18:06:33 EST 2018

I wonder how many signature writers bother to match content at the end of files. 
Hopefully, none, in which case full file scanning is pointless.


On 12/2/18 3:02 PM, Al Varnell wrote:
> 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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