[clamav-users] ClamAV protect against viruses, rootkits, malware

Leonardo Rodrigues leolistas at solutti.com.br
Wed Dec 12 13:12:27 EST 2018

Em 12/12/2018 15:06, Kaushal Shriyan escreveu:
> Hi,
> I have installed ClamAV ClamAV 0.100.2/25200/Wed Dec 12 15:59:52 2018 
> on CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core). Does ClamAV protect against 
> viruses, rootkits, malware like watchbog  and detection of 
> unauthorized activities? Please comment.

     clamav is a FILE scanner, it's very different on the way Windows 
antivirus works, being 'always on' and being able to catch virus 'on the 
fly' as files are accessed. Clamav *DO NOT* work that way.

     That being said, if the virus/rootkit/malware signature is present 
on clamav database, yes it will detect that file, but it will *NEVER* 
(it doesn't work that way) prevent you from accessing and even running them.


	Atenciosamente / Sincerily,
	Leonardo Rodrigues
	Solutti Tecnologia

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