How to Install Linux Malware Detect (LMD) and ClamAV on CentOS 7

Linux Malware Detect (LMD) is malware detector and scanner for Linux, designed for shared hosting environments. LMD is released under GNU GPLV2 license, it can be installed on cPanel WHM and Linux environments with together other detection tools such as ClamAV.

Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) is an open source antivirus solution to detect trojans, malware, viruses and other malicious software. ClamAV supports multiple platforms including Linux, Windows, and MacOS.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Linux Malware Detect (LMD) with Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV). I will use CentOS 7 as the operating system.


  • CentOS 7
  • Root privileges

Step 1 – Install Epel repository and Mailx

Install the Epel (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository and the mailx command with yum. We need mailx installed on the system so that LMD can send the scan reports to your email address.

yum -y install epel-release

Install mailx so we can use the mail command on CentOS 7:

yum -y install mailx


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