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

lukn lukn555 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 10:56:10 UTC 2018


stop freshclam daemon

On 26.01.2018 11:54, Rajesh M wrote:
> 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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