What is phpMussel?

An ideal solution for shared hosting environments, where it's often not possible to utilise or install conventional anti-virus protection solutions, phpMussel is a PHP script designed to detect trojans, viruses, malware and other threats within files uploaded to your system wherever the script is hooked, based on the signatures of ClamAV and others.


  • Licensed as GNU General Public License version 2.0 (GPLv2).
  • Easy to install, easy to customise, easy to use.
  • Works for any system with PHP+PCRE installed, regardless of OS (PHP+PCRE required).
  • Fully configurable based on your needs.
  • Ideal solution for shared hosting services.
  • Ideal solution for forum systems in need of file upload protection.
  • Does NOT require shell access.
  • Does NOT require administrative privileges.
  • CLI mode available.
  • Good, strong, stable support base.

For information regarding how to install and use phpMussel, please refer to the documentation:

[CONTRIBUTING.md] Want to help?

[SECURITY.md] Security Policy

Also worth checking out:

  • Vulnerability Charts: Lists safe/unsafe versions of various packages (HHVM, PHP, phpMyAdmin, Python, etc).
  • Compatibility Charts: Lists compatibility information for various packages (CIDRAM, phpMussel, etc).

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