ClamAV is a virus scanner for Linux/Unix file systems. In this tutorial I will show you how to install ClamAV on Debian and how to keep it updated and also how to do a daily scan.

ClamAV will report only if infected threats are found. You can also scan only specific folders and remove infected files automatically.

Step1. Install ClamAV:

apt-get install clamav

Step2. Update virus database:

freshclam is a virus database update utility for ClamAV antivirus.
Update virus database simply by running the following command:


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In this tutorial I will show you how to integrate ClamAV antivirus into PureFTPd on Debian for virus scanning on upload.

Step 1. First make sure you have followed this tutorial : How to install PureFTPd on Debian

Step2. Install ClamAV and update the virus signatures.

Install ClamAV:

apt-get install clamav

Now update the virus signatures:

# freshclam
ClamAV update process started at Wed Sep 19 10:49:29 2012
WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
WARNING: Local version: 0.97.5 Recommended version: 0.97.6
main.cvd is up to date (version: 54, sigs: 1044387, f-level: 60, builder: sven)
daily.cld is up to date (version: 15370, sigs: 262330, f-level: 63, builder: jesler)
bytecode.cld is up to date (version: 190, sigs: 36, f-level: 63, builder: neo)

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The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename squeeze).
This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian 6.0 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away 6.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.

Those who frequently install updates from won’t have to update many packages and most updates from are
included in this update.

New CD and DVD images containing updated packages and the regular installation media accompanied with the package archive respectively will be available soon at the regular locations.

Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the aptitude (or apt) package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to one of Debian’s many FTP or HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at:

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