[clamav-users] Disable official database

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Sat Aug 24 11:15:00 EDT 2019

I mean, it's possible not to download the official definitions and just point at a custom file right?

> On Aug 24, 2019, at 10:29 AM, G.W. Haywood via clamav-users <clamav-users at lists.clamav.net> wrote:
> Hi there,
> On Sat, 24 Aug 2019, azurit at pobox.sk wrote:
>> is it possible to disable official virus database? I would like to use only custom database. Thanks for info.
> A quick look at the code in libclamav/readdb.c suggests to me that
> this won't be very straightforward.  The name of the 'daily' database
> is hard-coded into the source.  Database files are digitally signed,
> so in theory you can't easily create an empty one and expect it to
> load correctly.  Perhaps the easiest approach would be to disable the
> signature checks.  Maybe you could patch the code so that it doesn't
> read the databases which you don't need, and I'd guess that would be
> useful to others too; it's been mentioned on this list recently, see
> for example
> https://lists.clamav.net/pipermail/clamav-users/2019-April/007901.html
> I'm sure Micah would welcome well thought-out patches.
> -- 
> 73,
> Ged.
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