cPanel virus scanner – how to use ClamAV from within cPanel

First, you’ll want to locate the “Virus Scanner” icon in cPanel. This will be located under the “Advanced” pane in cPanel:

 

virus-scanner-icon

 

Next, you’ll be taken to the “Start a New Scan” options. From here, you have 4 options:

  • Scan Mail
  • Scan Entire Home Directory
  • Scan Public Web Space
  • Scan Public FTP Space

We typically recommend using the “Scan Entire Home Directory” option. This option will scan all files located on the specific cPanel account.

 

scan-options

 

After you’ve started a scan, it’ll display the progress bar, similar to the screenshot shown below:

 

virus-scanner-progress

 

Once the scan completes, you’ll be presented with the malicious files if any have been found. At this time, you’d be able to investigate and/or remove the files in question. Please note, the Virus Scanner will not pick up all malicious files – it will find only known-malicious files. For example, if you have a script that is sending SPAM but is an actual mailing script, it may not show since the script itself is not malicious, but instead is being used with malicious intent.

  • Email, SSL
  • 1 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Also Read

Enabling or Disabling PHP Modules

We provide the facility to enable/disable PHP modules / libraries per account.To enable a...

How can i migrate my current cPanel hosting

Two separate methods exist for server-to-server migrations.  Both are managed by us to ensure...

How to install an SSL Certificate using Let’s Encrypt inside cPanel

To use the Let’s Encrypt option found in cPanel to install a free SSL Certificate you’ll first...

Change the PHP Timezone – shared & reseller web hosting

To change the timezone on your hosting account, you’ll first need to log into cPanel and locate...

Changing File Permissions

We recommend that you set your files to 644 and your folders to 755. If you are using a PHP...