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Has anyone gotten an antivirus client to run on a 128MB (or smaller) VPS?
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Has anyone gotten an antivirus client to run on a 128MB (or smaller) VPS?

If so, which one? ClamAV seems to use ~200MB just to scan one file (tested on a 512MB VPS), and I can't get it to run at all on my 128MB box (I can get freshclam to run, but with clamscan it just says Killed)

I only need to scan one file at a time

Favourite host in general: Ramnode (affiliate link)
Favourite host for hourly billing/custom ISOs: Vultr ($50 free credit for new accounts, affiliate link)

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  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

    I don't know of any other linux virus scanners besides clamav. You might be better off running a GUI and using a web-based virus scanner like https://www.virustotal.com/

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  • There's Sophos...

    https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-linux.aspx

    Probably also sucks RAM. I've never tried it, been meaning to.

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider
    edited July 2015

    Not a big fan of Sophos, it's resulted in too many OS re-installs for me at work but that's because our workstations are locked down and Sophos has the final say as to whether the OS is allowed to boot or not.

    I believe most virus scanners load the virus databases into RAM so the scanning is faster, even though I just checked the ClamAV databases and they are both only 96.9MB so I could be wrong since @hostnood is reporting 200MB RAM usage.

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  • sdglhmsdglhm Member

    KuJoe said: they are both only 96.9MB

    Probably compressed versions. You're correct on this.

    KuJoe said: I believe most virus scanners load the virus databases into RAM so the scanning is faster,

    Majority uses this method to achieve faster scan rate.

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  • Why not use an online Virus Scanner? https://virustotal.com/ for example? Will use more than one AV and don't have to pay.
    Also has an API.

  • @bohdans said:
    Why not use an online Virus Scanner? https://virustotal.com/ for example? Will use more than one AV and don't have to pay.
    Also has an API.

    I need to scan the file on the VPS unfortunately. I think I'll just upgrade to 256MB for a bit

    Favourite host in general: Ramnode (affiliate link)
    Favourite host for hourly billing/custom ISOs: Vultr ($50 free credit for new accounts, affiliate link)

  • @hostnoob, I use that site + API for all my email scanning, have not had an issue.
    Had to set a max of 4 scans a min though due to the API limit.

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