I got a copy of Virex (v7.2) with my .Mac account. The GUI looks nice and clean but feels a bit "half-finished" to me. You can only schedule it to automatically run on login, which is a bit useless if you leave your machine on 24/7. I did a little digging and found there’s a command-line scanner that exposes a few more useful options.
I first linked the
vscanx application and
man pages to locations in my path and manpath:
sudo ln -s /usr/local/vscanx/vscanx /usr/local/bin/vscanx sudo ln -s /usr/local/share/man/man1/vscanx.1 /usr/share/man/man1/vscanx.1`</pre> Here's a quick script that cleans and quarantines infected files, and makes the report a bit more useful (by showing less info!). I've got this running daily as a cron job: <pre>`#!/bin/sh logfile="/var/virusscan.log" quarantine="/Volumes/Workhorse/Quarantine/" exclude="./exclude.txt" scandirs="/Users/tim/" echo "Virus scan started: "`date` >> $logfile vscanx \ --unzip \ --verbose \ --recursive \ --one-file-system \ --clean \ --summary \ --move $quarantine \ --exclude $exclude \ $scandirs | grep --invert-match Scanning >> $logfile
exclude.txt lists files and directories not to scan.
There doesn’t seem to be a command to update the virus definitions, but should be possible with
curl, or similar.