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My Linux shared hosting (GoDaddy) doesn't have ClamAV installed. Unfortunately, I'm not a Linux expert; so I don't know exactly what is involved in installing an application on a Linux. So, my question is:

  1. Can I install ClamAV on my shared hosting?
  2. If I can't install it, is it possible to still use it somehow?
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Why would you want to run it? I would expect any host worth their snuff to have some form of antivirus/protection, even if it isn't needed. – dkuntz2 Apr 22 '11 at 1:57
  1. No

  2. Probably not. It needs to run on the server so unless there is a way to run it virtually, I'm not a hosting guru but I'm pretty sure there's not, you won't be able to do this unless you get a dedicated box or VPS.

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No, it's not possible. You're on shared hosting, which means you don't have access to the server. You might need to consider your own server such as a VPS or dedicated server.

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yes, use the ssh shell. Upload with FTP. There is a cpanel for clamav I think.

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He said he's on shared hosting. – William D. Edwards Sep 20 '14 at 6:02
Sure if you have shell access you can upload it. But I am pretty sure you won't be able to install it. Oh, just noticed, 'Joe" has score of 1, why am I wasting my time :P – Steve Sep 20 '14 at 6:48

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