How to install a Malware scanner on my server?

This article applies to 123 Reg Servers

This article will show you how to install Malware scanners on your server.

For Linux servers, you can install the below:


You can install Maldet via SSH by entering this command:


cd /usr/local/src/


tar -xzf maldetect-current.tar.gz

cd maldetect-*

sh ./

maldet –update-ver

maldet –update

To scan a folder, for example, /var, you should enter maldet -a /var. This will print an output with two commands, which will either show the scan results or quarantine the infected files.


To install ClamAV, run the command:


apt-get install clamav



yum install clamav

Before scanning with ClamAV you should run Freshclam. This will update the ClamAV definitions database, which means that the scan will include any new pieces of malware.



clamscan -rvi / –log=malwarescan.txt

To view the instances of malware that have been found you can view the log file by running:


cat malwarescan.txt | grep FOUND


For Windows servers, you can download Clamwin by visiting and use this to scan your severs.