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Has anybody got Clam running on Windows 2008 R2 X64?  Any particular recommendations as to installation/configuration?
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Question by:lineonecorp
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what's you issue?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Your call, obviously, but I would not recommend running CLAM at all since it does not offer ANY on-access scanning.
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by:younghv
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"Any particular recommendations..."

Just one...DON'T install it.
If you place any value on the server, buy legitimate protection.

Just about any paid - "On-Access" scanner (other than Symantec) would be my recommendation.
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I've not had any problems with CLAM to date - I understand that realtime scanning is not there but it's not a big deal for me.   However  I have not run Clam on X64 and I know that quite a few apps that work otherwise don't work on X64.  As well, 2008 R2 has an XP compatibility box so perhaps that could be utilized.  However, it's my general approach to check to see if someone has done something before I try it out that's why I posted the question.   If nobody here has tried it I would like to either request attention or close this question and repost.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 300 total points
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The only issue we've seen is the services, freshclam and clamd services may not work properly, because of an issue with registry redirection used under 64-bit Windows

but this has been fixed with this patch.

http://www.vamsoft.com/downloads/clamav-x64-registry-fix.zip

and extract clamav-x64-registry-fix.reg from the archive. Double-click on the .reg file to import the fix.

I thought this was the problem you were reporting, but if you've not installed yet.

Just another tip, if you didn't notice, some applications, test for operating system, so we just select Windows 2008 SP1 mode! before install! gets around the installer check!
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Clam is made for recovery cd's and flash drives. If you want an av, use anything with real time protection. Comodo and avast are my favorite free ones. If you want to pay stay from symantec.
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by:lineonecorp
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hanccocka:

Thanks for the great info and tips - it's real world feedback like that that keeps me coming back to Experts Exchange.  I did a little research on the issue and noticed there were different versions of CLAM around per this post http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18716.

Where do you get your CLAM/components you use - CLAMD, Freshclam.

Do you run as a service at all?

If you know of an installation guide I'd appreciate the link as well.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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Yes we run as services.

we also download distrbutions from here

http://hideout.ath.cx/clamav/

We followed this aritcle originally

http://www.vamsoft.com/clamav-guide-part1.asp

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Got it. Much thanks.
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