ClamAV® is an open source (GPL) anti-virus engine used in a variety of situations including email scanning, web scanning, and end point security. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and an advanced tool for automatic database updates.


  • Command-line scanner
  • Milter interface for sendmail
  • Advanced database updater with support for scripted updates and digital signatures
  • Virus database updated multiple times per day
  • Built-in support for all standard mail file formats
  • Built-in support for various archive formats, including Zip, RAR, Dmg, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, OLE2, Cabinet, CHM, BinHex, SIS and others
  • Built-in support for ELF executables and Portable Executable files packed with UPX, FSG, Petite, NsPack, wwpack32, MEW, Upack and obfuscated with SUE, Y0da Cryptor and others
  • Built-in support for popular document formats including MS Office and MacOffice files, HTML, Flash, RTF and PDF


ClamAV Team
  • Joel Esler
  • Nigel Houghton
  • Tom Judge
  • Kevin Lin
  • Steve Morgan
  • Matt Olney
  • Dave Raynor
  • Samir Sapra
  • Ryan Steinmetz
  • Mickey Sola
  • Dave Suffling
  • Matt Watchinkski
  • Alain Zidouemba
  • Erin Germ
  • Dragos Malene
  • Vijay Mistry
  • Matt Donnan
Talos Group
ClamAV Web Team
  • Nicholas Herbert
  • Thomas Smallwood
  • Melissa Taylor
  • Nicolette Verbeck
Open Source Team
  • Christine Council
  • Sammi Seaman

Aeriana, Sheharose Baig, Andreas Cadhalpun, Mike Cathey, Michael Cichosz, Diego d'Ambra, Arnaud Jacques, Anand Moses, Tomasz Papszun, Bill Parker, Robert Scroggins, Sven Strickroth, Trog, Steve Basford, Dennis de Messemacker, Jason Englander, Thomas Lamy, Thomas Masden, Boguslaw Brandys, Anthony Havé, Andreas Faust, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior, Alicia Willet

ClamAV Emeritus

Luca Gibelli, Török Edvin, Tomasz Kojm, Alberto Wu, Nigel Horne