Get ClamAV running on Mac OS X (using Homebrew)
The easiest way to get the ClamAV package is using Homebrew
$ brew install clamav
Before trying to start the
clamd process, you'll need a copy of the ClamAV databases.
freshclam.conf file and configure as so
# /usr/local/etc/clamd.conf DatabaseMirror database.clamav.net
$ freshclam -v
to download the ClamAV databases. The output will look something like this:
Current working dir is /usr/local/Cellar/clamav/0.98.1/share/clamav Max retries == 3 ClamAV update process started at Tue Feb 4 11:31:22 2014 Using IPv6 aware code Querying current.cvd.clamav.net TTL: 1694 Software version from DNS: 0.98.1 Retrieving http://database.clamav.net/main.cvd Trying to download http://database.clamav.net/main.cvd (IP: 18.104.22.168) Downloading main.cvd [100%] Loading signatures from main.cvd Properly loaded 2424225 signatures from new main.cvd main.cvd updated (version: 55, sigs: 2424225, f-level: 60, builder: neo) Querying main.22.214.171.124.515B64AD.ping.clamav.net ...
Next we'll need to create a
# /usr/local/etc/clamd.conf LocalSocket /usr/local/var/run/clamav/clamd.sock
You'll need to ensure that the socket directory exists
$ mkdir /usr/local/var/run/clamav
You should now be able to run
to start the process.