Clamav: does it scan filesystem or traffic?

I have installed Clamav, freshclam, and luci-app-clamav.
I am a little confused if it scans all the http/ftp/etc traffic to detect a malware/virus/..
or does it scan the openwrt router filesystem to detect any malicious files?

Thanks in Advance :slight_smile:

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Traffic is mostly encrypted nowadays.
Analyzing it in real-time requires a lot of hardware resources.
In addition, you need to set up a proxy server on the router and configure it on the clients.
Then, make the proxy and antivirus work together is another serious problem.

Most likely no because it is usually pointless.

A typical use case for ClamAV is to scan emails and file shares on the respective servers.

On the other hand, you can use ad-blocking to block fishing and malware domains.

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thanks @vgaetera for a quick response. the explanation is really helpful.

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