How to run ClamAV scan from SSH in cPanel server?

In this article, we'll discuss how to run ClamAV scan via SSH in cPanel/WHM server. ClamAV is one of the most popular anti-virus plugin available for cPanel servers. If ClamAV plugin is installed in WHM server, individual cPanel users can also scan their home directory, emails, FTP directory from cPanel itself.

 

  1. Login to your Linux machine via SSH.

  2. Run the following command to scan specific cPanel user's public_html directory. Make sure you replace actual cPanel username with "username" in following command. This command is useful when the specific cPanel account is infected and you want it to scan.

    clamscan -ri /home/username/public_html
    
    The flag -r denotes recursive file checking.
    The flag -i will show only infected files.

    Once scan is finished, you will be given Scan Summary report with list of infected files if any.

  3. To scan the public_html directory of all cPanel accounts, issue following command.

    clamscan -ri /home/*/public_html
  4. To run the clamscan command to all cPanel accounts, issue following command.

    clamscan -ri /home
  5. Issue following command to run the clamscan to remove infected files while scanning public_html directory of all cPanel accounts.

    clamscan -ri –remove /home/*/public_html

  • 0 Users Found This Useful

Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

What if I exceed the bandwidth limit I am assigned with VPS?

Our system continually monitors the bandwidth usage of all our VPS. In case if your total monthly...

How to transfer cPanel accounts from Shared Hosting to VPS/Dedicated Server manually?

cPanel facilitates you to restore full cPanel account along with websites, email accounts, MySQL...

How to install FFmpeg on CentOS7 VPS?

FFmpeg is a multimedia codex that can convert audio and video files into different formats....

How to add IP address in Ubuntu using command?

Sometimes you may require to add the IP Address manually in ubuntu network Interface. Following...

How To install Nginx on CentOS 7?

Nginx is a Web server that can be installed on Linux Server. You may have heard about Apache Web...