Can somebody explain the differences between clamavmodule vs clamd

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Thu Aug 20 18:42:47 IST 2009

clamd is normally recommended now as clammodule normally (usually) needs
upgrading everytime clamav puts out a new version and this gives a large lag
between the two..

MailScanner also starts quicker and is smaller with clamd as it doesn't need
to load all the signatures and code on each child start.

Someone did a performance test a while ago (months), I can't remember the
results but I *think* from experience clamd is faster.

Martin Hepworth
Oxford, UK

2009/8/20 Brent Bolin <brent.bolin at>

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