Steps To Install ClamAV On A CPanel Server
Here I’m explaining the steps to install ClamAV on a cPanel server. Before proceeding with this, first you need to make sure WHM plugin clamavconnector is not installed. Check WHM >> Manage plugins
1: If you would like to verify ClamAV’s digital signatures on the virus definition files as they are updated through freshclam, you need to install GMP first.
# /scripts/ensurerpm gmp gmp-devel bzip2-devel
2: Adding user and group for clamav
# useradd clamav # groupadd clamav
Note: Don’t worry if the user and/or group already exists.
3: Create and chown clamav directory
# mkdir /usr/local/share/clamav # chown clamav. /usr/local/share/clamav
4: Download the latest ClamAV from http://www.clamav.net/
# wget http://www.clamav.net/downloads/production/clamav-0.99.tar.gz # tar -xvzf clamav-0.99.tar.gz # cd clamav-0.99 # ./configure --disable-zlib-vcheck # make # make install #mv -fv /usr/local/etc/freshclam.conf.sample /usr/local/etc/freshclam.conf
5: Comment out “Example” line in /usr/local/etc/freshclam.conf
[email protected] [/]# cat /usr/local/etc/freshclam.conf | grep -i example ## Example config file for freshclam #Example #mv -fv /usr/local/etc/clamd.conf.sample /usr/local/etc/clamd.conf
6: Comment out “Example” line in /usr/local/etc/clamd.conf
[email protected] [/]# cat /usr/local/etc/clamd.conf | grep -i example ## Example config file for the Clam AV daemon #Example
7: Change the “LocalSocket” to /tmp/clamd in /usr/local/etc/clamd.conf
[email protected] [/]# grep LocalSocket /usr/local/etc/clamd.conf LocalSocket /tmp/clamd.socket
8: Run ldconfig to create the necessary links and cache to the most recent shared libraries
9: Run freshclam to download the latest definitions
10: Init script for CentOS/CloudLinux upto/including version 6.x
# curl https://download.configserver.com/clamd -o /etc/init.d/clamd # chown root:root /etc/init.d/clamd # chmod +x /etc/init.d/clamd # chkconfig clamd on # service clamd restart
11: Init script for CentOS/CloudLinux version 7.x
# rm -fv /etc/init.d/clamd # curl https://download.configserver.com/clamd.service -o /usr/lib/systemd/system/clamd.service # systemctl daemon-reload # systemctl enable clamd.service # systemctl restart clamd.service
12: Add service to /etc/chkserv.d/clamav
[email protected] [/]# cat /etc/chkserv.d/clamav service[clamav]=x,x,x,service clamd restart,clamd,root
13: Creating log files for ClamAV updates
# touch /var/log/clam-update.log # chown clamav:clamav /var/log/clam-update.log
14: Add ClamAV to chkservd
[email protected] [/]# cat /etc/chkserv.d/chkservd.conf | grep clamav clamav:1
Without Doubt ClamAV protects your website from malware, trojans, and viruses. So, It is a free solution for websites that are at low risk. In Conclusion, This tutorial will show you how to install Clamav on a linux server using a few simple commands.
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