[clamav-users] reduce memory footprint by removing some virusdefinitions on a low memory server

Rajesh M 24x7server at 24x7server.net
Fri Jan 26 08:55:26 UTC 2018


hi 

this is what i did on my mail server

cd /var/lib/clamav

mv daily.cld daily.cld.BAK
mv main.cld main.cld.BAK
mv bytecode.cld bytecode.cld.BAK
mv mirrors.dat mirrors.dat.BAK

kept foxhole_all and badmacro.ndb unoffical which handles all kinds of bad attachments / macros.

also have spam-assassin with oledb macro plugin.

things seem to work now

rajesh


----- Original Message -----
From: Sophie Loewenthal [mailto:sophie at klunky.co.uk]
To: clamav-users at lists.clamav.net
Sent: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:41:38 +0100
Subject: 

Hi everybody,

Would removing some of the virus definitions on a memory sparse server still leave a semi-usable clamav scanner? 

e.g if I just left 
main.cvd
bytecode.cvd

and dropped daily.cvd?

Or some other config.

e.g just kept the unoffical sigs and the bytecode.

I realize this is reducing clamav’s effectiveness, but my other option is to remove clamav.

Kind regards,
Sophie






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