It features a command line interface for scanning files, updating the virus definitions, and a daemon for faster scanning needed on high performance systems.

Unlike most antivirus products, ClamAV requires no yearly subscription fee, and is completely free with source code to anyone who wishes to use it. Because ClamAV is released under the GPL v2 license, you must follow all license requirements if you modify the ClamAV source code, or use it in your own projects.

What's New:

ClamAV 0.98.6 is a bug fix release correcting the following:

  • library shared object revisions.
  • installation issues on some Mac OS X and FreeBSD platforms.
  • includes a patch from Sebastian Andrzej Siewior making ClamAV pid files compatible with systemd.
  • Fix a heap out of bounds condition with crafted Yoda's crypter files. This issue was discovered by Felix Groebert of the Google Security Team.
  • Fix a heap out of bounds condition with crafted mew packer files. This issue was discovered by Felix Groebert of the Google Security Team.
  • Fix a heap out of bounds condition with crafted upx packer files. This issue was discovered by Kevin Szkudlapski of Quarkslab.
  • Fix a heap out of bounds condition with crafted upack packer files. This issue was discovered by Sebastian Andrzej Siewior. CVE-2014-9328.
  • Compensate a crash due to incorrect compiler optimization when handling crafted petite packer files. This issue was discovered by Sebastian Andrzej Siewior.