[clamav-users] Are signatures for Windows only?

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Mon Mar 25 09:28:26 EDT 2019


Our signatures cover all platforms. Sorry, can’t type on watch. :)

Sent from my  iPad

> On Mar 25, 2019, at 08:20, Joel Esler (jesler) via clamav-users <clamav-users at lists.clamav.net> wrote:
> 
> Our signature is cover all platforms.
> 
> Sent from my Apple Watch
> 
>> 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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