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Deploy ClamAV with Seafile

Use Clamav with Docker based deployment

Add Clamav to docker-compose.yml

The following section needs to be added to docker-compose.yml in the services section


    image: clamav/clamav:latest
    container_name: seafile-clamav
      - seafile-net

Modify seafile.conf

Add this to seafile.conf

scan_command = clamdscan
virus_code = 1
nonvirus_code = 0
scan_interval = 5
scan_size_limit = 20
threads = 2

Restart docker container

docker compose down
docker compose up -d 

Wait some minutes until Clamav finished initializing.

Now Clamav can be used.

Use ClamAV in binary based deployment

Install clamav-daemon & clamav-freshclam

apt-get install clamav-daemon clamav-freshclam

You should run Clamd with a root permission to scan any files. Edit the conf /etc/clamav/clamd.conf,change the following line:

LocalSocketGroup root
User root

Start the clamav-daemon

systemctl start clamav-daemon
  • Test the software
$ curl | clamdscan -

The output must include:

stream: Eicar-Test-Signature FOUND