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

Al Varnell alvarnell at mac.com
Mon Dec 3 03:18:30 EST 2018


MaxFileSize 0 disables limiting, but that only applies to clamdscan scanning.

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-Al-

On Dec 2, 2018, at 23:18, Albert o rote:
> 
> 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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