What is an Anti-Virus Software?

Anti-Virus Software is a computer software. It prevents the computer from virus. And the antivirus detects and remove computer viruses.

This Antivirus helps in protecting the system from other threats. This article explains about cPanel/WHM antivirus.


ClamAV (Clam AntiVirus)is a free, open source and cross-platform software. It’s used to detect many types of malicious software including viruses.

One of its main uses is on mail servers as server-side e-mail virus scanner. It includes a number of utilities such as a command-line scanner, automatic database updater, and a scalable multi-threaded daemon, running on an anti-virus engine from a shared library. Both ClamAV and its updates are made free of cost.

ClamAV does not come with a GUI by default. So it can be used on Terminal and it can be easily installed as it is an open source software. Just search for ClamAV and install it.

This AntiVirus is available on Linux, BSD, macOS, OpenVMS, Windows, eComStation based operating system Platforms.

Advantages of ClamAV:

  • Clam Av is a free antivirus software.
  • It’s multi-architecture and support multi-os.
  • Easy to install and uninstall the ClamAV.

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