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django-clamd is a django integration with Clamd (Clamav daemon).

Project description

This project integrates python-clamd with Django for easy scanning files for viruses on upload


>From PyPi with pip:

pip install django-clamd


easy_install django-clamd

You can also install development version direclty from GitHub:

pip install git+

Aditioanlly if you want translations to work you need to add it to installed apps.



You can use it in forms:

from django import forms
from django_clamd.validators import validate_file_infection

class UploadForm(forms.Form):
    upload_file = forms.FileField(validators=[validate_file_infection])

Or you can add it as validator directly in your model:

from django.db import models
from django_clamd.validators import validate_file_infection

class FileModel(models.Model):
    document = models.FileField(validators=[validate_file_infection])

You will have automatically scanning of upladed files in Django Admin and also when create ModelForm’s for that model.


By default django-clamd tries to be smart and with good defaults. You can still configure how to connect to Clamd. Default values are:

CLAMD_SOCKET = '/var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl'

Note: When you are running on Fedora or CentOS and clamav-scanner package is installed then default value for CLAMD_SOCKET is:

CLAMD_SOCKET = '/var/run/clamd.scan/clamd.sock'

You also can disable virus scanning for development with:


Note: This is primary for make it easy to run a project on development without the need of installing Clamd on devlopment machine.


django-clamd is released as open-source software under the LGPL license.

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