Uninstalling ClamAV

If you installed from source

  • ./configure
  • sudo make uninstall

If you installed from packages

  • Debian: dpkg –remove clamav*
  • Redhat/Fedora: yum remove clamav*
  • Mandriva: urpme clamav
  • Gentoo: emerge -C clamav
  • FreeBSD?: pkg_deinstall -f security/clamav*
  • Slackware: /etc/rc.d/rc.clamav stop; removepkg clamav


Make sure that you haven’t got old libraries (libclamav.so) lying around your filesystem. You can verify it using: $ ldd which freshclam Also make sure there is really only one version of ClamAV installed on your system:

  • $ whereis freshclam
  • $ whereis clamscan