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

Rajesh M 24x7server at 24x7server.net
Fri Jan 26 10:54:54 UTC 2018


hi all

even though i removed

daily.cld
main.cld
bytecode.cld
mirrors.dat 

all of these has been recreated automatically

i am not running freshclam via a cron job

help required in disabling clam updates 

rajesh


----- Original Message -----
From: Sophie Loewenthal [mailto:sophie at klunky.co.uk]
To: clamav-users at lists.clamav.net
Sent: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:12:12 +0100
Subject: 

Thanks for the suggestions  h.reindl at thelounge.net <mailto:h.reindl at thelounge.net> and 24x7server at 24x7server.net <mailto:24x7server at 24x7server.net> and alvarnell at mac.com <mailto:alvarnell at mac.com>
Daily removed for the timebeing anyway.



> On 26 Jan 2018, at 09:55, Rajesh M <24x7server at 24x7server.net> 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]
> 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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