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

Albert o alberto.bed995 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 11:23:37 EST 2018


Well I just want to be sure that the big files which can't be scanned don't
contain viruses...
BTW thanks everyone for helping me out

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 17:21 Noel Jones <njones at megan.vbhcs.org wrote:

> What kind of giant files are you scanning?  Many big files, such as
> hard drive/DVD images or "raw" database files, are likely to
> generate random false positives.
>
>
>
>
>   -- Noel Jones
>
>
> On 12/3/2018 3:59 AM, Albert o wrote:
> > Alright thank you. Is there a way to make clamscan do the same?
> >
> > On Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 09:18 Al Varnell <alvarnell at mac.com
> > <mailto:alvarnell at mac.com> wrote:
> >
> >     MaxFileSize 0 disables limiting, but that only applies to
> >     clamdscan scanning.
> >
> >     Sent from my iPad
> >
> >     -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 <mailto: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
> >>>>         <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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