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I uninstalled clamav with

apt-get remove --purge clamav

but still I have this 100MB folder:

du -shc /var/lib/clamav

Why is this not deleted on purge? And how can I find out if some other installed program still uses this folder?

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clamav on at least Debian (you don't mention what distro you're using) doesn't contain the database. For that clamav has a dependency on clamav-freshclam | clamav-data so make sure that both of those are also purged.

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    purging those packages will empty the database (though it still leaves a small file /var/lib/clamav/bytecode.cld) How did you find out those packages? – rubo77 Jan 22 '15 at 3:59
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    If you look at the package details you also find dependencies on clamav-base clamav-docs libclamav6 I removed them with apt-get remove --purge clamav* – rubo77 Jan 22 '15 at 4:03

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