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ClamAV adequate for virus scanning and removal?

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Hi! I wanted to ask if ClamAV was adequate enough for scanning and removing viruses. I know ClamAV is normally used for scanning e-mails but clamscan can also be used for scanning the Linux file system and I was wondering if this was sufficient. I have been told that I may have a mass mailing virus or trojan on my machine. I don't think I do, but I wanted to be sure...

My server is Fedora 6, with cPanel/WHM.
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Clamscan is ok but I prefer f-prot - http://www.f-prot.com/download/home_user/download_fplinux.html

Its free for personal use
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Hi

I would use Clamscan to start with, it free but can be slow. Run freshclam before scanning to update the virus defs.

try a lsof -ni | grep ":25", if you can see multiple connections to port 25 on external servers, (assuming these are not generated by your mail server), you have a mailer on your system.

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