Is safe to disable ClamAV?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by DarkoG, May 16, 2014.

  1. DarkoG

    DarkoG New Member


    I see that ClamAV is taking a lot of memory and cpu so i plan to disable it, is it safe to disable? Can ClamAV mess my ispconfig configuration or make something to not function proprely?

    If it's safe, can you please post some step-by-step instructions to disable it in Debian 7?

  2. WhitcombeRD

    WhitcombeRD New Member

    I had the same problem which is a shame given it was doing a good job but my VPS simply hasnt got enough RAM for it (500mb).

    To disable i edited:-


    and commented out the bypass virus checks map line

    [email protected]_virus_checks_maps = (
    # \%bypass_virus_checks, \@bypass_virus_checks_acl,$bypass_virus_checks_re);

    (on mine its the first few lines).

    Then save, stop the clam services and restart amavis.

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