[clamav-users] Are signatures for Windows only?

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Mon Mar 25 08:19:54 EDT 2019


Our signature is cover all platforms.

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On Mar 25, 2019, at 08:13, J.R. via clamav-users <clamav-users at lists.clamav.net> wrote:

> I keep thinking about this from time to time, but keep forgetting to
> post before I get sidetracked doing something else...
> 
> Are the ClamAV default signature files geared towards Windows
> executables / malware / documents / (generic spam)? Or do they cover
> other platforms as well?
> 
> Reason I'm asking, I've seen an increasing amount of people posting
> about their non-windows platforms that are scanning their *entire*
> system, and I'm wondering if it is just a waste of CPU cycles, or if
> there are actual signatures that could detect anything on those
> platforms (that are not windows related)?
> 
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