How To Install ClamAV on CentOS 6

r00t February 3, 2015


In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of ClamAV on your CentOS 6 server. For those of you who didn’t know, ClamAV is an open source (GPL) antivirus engine designed for detecting viruses, malware and other malicious threats on Linux.  It’s easy to use and best for Linux based Web & Mail server. In this article, I will show you through the step by step installation of ClamAV on CentOS 6.x from source.

Install ClamAV on CentOS 6

Step 1. First add yum repository your system.

The EPEL repo is enabled by simply installing an RPM. Please use the command below to install the EPEL repository on your CentOS server.

Step 2. Install required ClamAV packages.

Step 3. Start the clamd service on system boot.

Update ClamAV’s signatures:

Step 4. Configuring daily scan.

In this example, I will configure a cronjob to scan the /home/ directory every day:

Add following piece of code into clamav_scan file.

Give our cron script executable permissions:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed ClamAV. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing ClamAV in CentOS 6 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official ClamAV web site.

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