[clamav-users] Disable MaxFileSize and MaxFileSize to scan the whole system

Brent Clark brentgclarklist at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 05:45:59 UTC 2018


Im sorry to have to tell you, what ever it is you are trying to do and 
are thinking, you are doing it wrong.

I can only imagine how long it will take to scan a massive file. The 
poor CPU is gonna crap it self.

Please do not do this. The default it is plenty.



On 2018/11/28 00:01, Albert o wrote:
> Can you guys please tell me the right way to disable MaxFileSize?
> In my clamd.conf I'm using
> MaxScanSize 100000M
> MaxFileSize 100000M
> Would placing a # in front of the parameters make it scan any file not
> depending on its size?
> What about using
> MaxScanSize 0
> MaxFileSize 0
> or even deleting the parameters?
> I would like to scan every file in my system since I believe there are
> some big files with viruses (buffer overflows).
> Would "sudo clamscan -r --remove=yes /" be the right command for
> scanning the whole system?
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