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:




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.




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




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.

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