Upgrade to clamav 0.90.2 makes scanning extremely slow

Michael Mansour micoots at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 25 07:35:02 IST 2007

Hi Ed,

Ed Bruce <edwardbruce at sbcglobal.net> wrote:Julian Field wrote:
> 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

And I haven't noticed any performance degradation with clamavmodule
since upgrading to 0.90.2.
Pardon my ignorance Ed, but I'm unfamiliar with clamavmodule, I just use the clamscan approach and have also experienced the load shoot up since updating to 0.90.2. 

Are there any instructions on installing clamavmodule?

If that fixes the load problem I'll be happy to do it.



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