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

Albert o alberto.bed995 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 02:18:26 EST 2018


What do I need to use in clamd.conf to scan the maximum possible size?
MaxFileSize 39999M
MaxFileSize 3999M
Is this syntax correct?

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 00:06 Dennis Peterson <dennispe at inetnw.com wrote:

> 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.
>
> dp
>
> 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> 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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