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

Al Varnell alvarnell at mac.com
Fri Jan 26 08:58:48 UTC 2018


The problem is clearly with daily.cld which was the only thing updated today, so disabling it should work for now.

mirrors.dat has nothing to do with signatures. It just keeps track of the mirrors used and any failures associated with them to prevent their use if necessary.

-Al-

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 12:55 AM, Rajesh M wrote:
> 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 <mailto:sophie at klunky.co.uk>]
> To: clamav-users at lists.clamav.net <mailto: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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-Al-
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