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    Jake commented  · 

    +1 Mislav.eu
    Very well said, agree 100%.
    On a somewhat different note I stumbled across Admin-Ahead Realtime File Upload Scanner 1.0 in the extentions catalog. Apparently they've already taken the time to integrate ClamAV into plesk without any extra setup. They just seem to think it reasonable to charge $4 for something that should be free.

    @BC (small business owner)
    As a small business owner you should know the importance of time management. It takes time and resources to include new software into plesk. This isn't something they can say "Yep it's free, so it's included" Their devs have to not only include the new package but setup the GUI to work with it as well. Plesk (or any admin panel) has certain code that must be added to for every new piece of software included. As Mislav stated, it's much easier for us as system admins to add it manually to our local servers than it is for the Plesk team to add it globally. Justify your responses with reasons what features make ClamAV is better than what is offered as they've requested.

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    Jake commented  · 

    Even though ClamAV is free it still requires time and effort for the Plesk team to incorporate it into their panel. The argument that it's free so add it could be applied to about 1000 different things. If you want them to add it then you need to add constructive comments to the post.

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    Jake commented  · 

    FTP users are human and fallible even if they can be 100% trusted not to upload malicious content on purpose it can happen by mistake. Also we allow file transfers through our Teamspeak 3 server and I don't think mod_security would scan those files. We don't want to be known for redistributing comprised content.
    I've personally never had any load issues with ClamAV but have reached out to a couple others I work with to ask about their experiences. ClamAV supports live scanning of mail, and ftp traffic (via mod_clamav which can be configured to listen on multiple sockets or ports) which would create no noticeable load on most systems HTTP uploads are also supported. Of course full system scans should be run regularly but can be configured to be run in small batches on specific directories one after another rather than the whole system at once.

    Lloyd Day commented · May 03, 2015 12:04
    Just make sure to configure freshclam to run with cron rather than daemon as that's the real resource hog.
    Running freshclam via cron every hour uses next to none from what I have seen on my servers.

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    Jake commented  · 

    @Sergey L

    Uplaods may contain any number of threats from viruses and trojans to malicious code embedded in images or PDFs. That the ability to scan for these threats is currently missing from plesk has us considering a move back to cPanel.

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    Jake commented  · 

    Not only is clamAV free but it has the ability to scan ftp uploads as well, not just emails. This is a huge oversight in plesk server security. Especially with the statement "Plesk is the most effective, flexible and secure web control panel for professional hosting providers and webmasters..." On your homepage.

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