[clamav-users] ClamAV protect against viruses, rootkits, malware
kaushalshriyan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 21:18:26 EST 2018
On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:42 PM Leonardo Rodrigues <
leolistas at solutti.com.br> wrote:
> 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
> Atenciosamente / Sincerily,
> Leonardo Rodrigues
> Solutti Tecnologia
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Thanks Leonardo for the explanation and appreciate your help !!!
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