Upgrade to clamav 0.90.2 makes scanning extremely slow

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Apr 24 17:08:36 IST 2007

Julian Field spake the following on 4/24/2007 8:52 AM:
> Kapetanakis Giannis wrote:
>> On Mon, 23 Apr 2007, Martin wrote:
>>> Arto wrote:
>>>> We had this too. Uninstalling clamav* and installing it again helped.
>>>> -arto
>>> Thanks for all replies. Read about this issue on the clamav-list and 
>>> hopefully it will be fixed in the next version.
>> I have similar problems with clamav myself.
>> What I did that improved a little bit
>> was deleting the virus database in /var/lib/clamav/*
>> and running freshclam again.
>> Still is very slow. If you try clamscan -debug you will
>> find out why it is so damn slow....
>> Clamd works fast on the other hand.
>> Maybe it should be included officialy (clamdscan)
>> in MailScanner's the next version.
> Why? I already support the "clamavmodule" which is faster than clamd anyway.
> Jules
Are there any tips on commandline diagnostics for the clamavmodule?
I have a system that has been choking with the module for 2 weeks, and the
mailscanner.conf fix isn't working with it.
I am running clamav now, but the load is much higher.

I am going to try the tip of clearing the definitions and re-running freshclam
to see if that helps.

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