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mgregory at agama

Nov 27, 2009, 10:24 PM

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Beginners Question

Hi,



I downloaded clamav from

http://hideout.ath.cx/ClamAV/

edited the clamd.conf

run "clamd -install"

set the service to automatic and started the service.



I would appreciate knowing what clamd actually does.

Will it scan every file opened by the user or do I need to run another
file as well?



I'm a bit confused as to what clamdscan does relative to clamd



Regards,

Mark



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phil at medwayhosting

Nov 28, 2009, 5:24 AM

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Re: Beginners Question [In reply to]

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Gregory" <mgregory [at] agama>
To: <clamav-win32 [at] lists>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2009 6:24 AM
Subject: [clamav-win32] Beginners Question


> I'm a bit confused as to what clamdscan does relative to clamd
>

Your first step should be to read
http://www.clamav.net/doc/latest/clamdoc.pdf :-)
Although that doc is talking about installing & running it on other OS's
like Linux etc, the majority of the usage and program description pages
apply to all OS's.

All the best

Phil

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mgregory at agama

Nov 28, 2009, 11:08 PM

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Hi,

Thank you for letting me know this.

Does clamd scan files used on the hard disk as they get used or do I
need to schedule daily hard disk scans?

What I suppose I'm asking is the best practice for using clamd to
protect a computer.

Regards
Mark


-----Original Message-----
From: leedbr [at] aim [mailto:leedbr [at] aim]
Sent: Sunday, 29 November 2009 3:03 AM
To: Mark Gregory
Subject: Re: [clamav-win32] Beginners Question

in Windows, clamd runs a service(daemon) which scans downloads and
emails like Norton Internet Security.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Gregory <mgregory [at] agama>
To: clamav-win32 [at] lists
Sent: Sat, Nov 28, 2009 1:24 am
Subject: [clamav-win32] Beginners Question

Hi,



I downloaded clamav from

http://hideout.ath.cx/ClamAV/

edited the clamd.conf

run "clamd -install"

set the service to automatic and started the service.



I would appreciate knowing what clamd actually does.

Will it scan every file opened by the user or do I need to run another
file as well?



I'm a bit confused as to what clamdscan does relative to clamd



Regards,

Mark



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Paul+cv at blakecomp

Nov 30, 2009, 4:39 AM

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On 29 Nov 2009 at 18:08, Mark Gregory wrote:

>
> Does clamd scan files used on the hard disk as they get used or do I
> need to schedule daily hard disk scans?

There is no on-access scanning with the Windows version, so schedule scans if you want
to. (Clamd by itself doesn't scan anything.)

> What I suppose I'm asking is the best practice for using clamd to
> protect a computer.

Clamd is a fast memory-resident scanner which holds all the signature definitions in
memory. To use it you need to run clamdscan or another application which uses the clamd
interface.

You may find the FAQ section at clamwin.com helpful for a starter:

http://www.clamwin.com/content/category/3/7/27/

Note: although the clamwin product is kept up-to-date, it does not include
clamd/clamdscan.

Bear in mind that Clamav is designed primarily as a gateway mail-scanner, and you may
find that if you want to install protection on a user's workstation, there are other
products specifically designed for that job. (Some of them at the same price as Clamav.)

Personally, I use clamav at the mail server, and a different A/V system on end-user
machines.

HTH, paul

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mgregory at agama

Nov 30, 2009, 6:00 AM

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Hi Paul,

Thank you for the information, I will look for clamdscan and schedule
scans to run every couple of hours.

I have a number of windows server 2003 that I'm trying to protect
without using commercial software.
I'm using esva (a mailscanner implementation) to protect my mail
servers, but I need something for the file systems of my servers.

I would appreciate ideas on how people are doing this without using
commercial software.


Regards
Mark



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:clamav-win32-bounces [at] lists] On Behalf Of Paul Whelan
Sent: Monday, 30 November 2009 11:39 PM
To: clamav-win32 [at] lists
Subject: Re: [clamav-win32] Beginners Question


On 29 Nov 2009 at 18:08, Mark Gregory wrote:

>
> Does clamd scan files used on the hard disk as they get used or do I
> need to schedule daily hard disk scans?

There is no on-access scanning with the Windows version, so schedule
scans if you want
to. (Clamd by itself doesn't scan anything.)

> What I suppose I'm asking is the best practice for using clamd to
> protect a computer.

Clamd is a fast memory-resident scanner which holds all the signature
definitions in
memory. To use it you need to run clamdscan or another application which
uses the clamd
interface.

You may find the FAQ section at clamwin.com helpful for a starter:

http://www.clamwin.com/content/category/3/7/27/

Note: although the clamwin product is kept up-to-date, it does not
include
clamd/clamdscan.

Bear in mind that Clamav is designed primarily as a gateway
mail-scanner, and you may
find that if you want to install protection on a user's workstation,
there are other
products specifically designed for that job. (Some of them at the same
price as Clamav.)

Personally, I use clamav at the mail server, and a different A/V system
on end-user
machines.

HTH, paul

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