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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. For information regarding HOW TO INSTALL {2A+2B} and HOW TO USE {3A+3B} phpMussel, please refer either to the Wiki or to the documentation (direct links to that documentation included under the "Documentation" header below this paragraph).


  • 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.


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Current major version development status:

⬇Stage reached⬇ ➡Major version➡ v0 v1-v2 v3
- Exploring early concepts/ideas. No code written/available yet.
- Branched, but unstable. Not production-ready (high risk if used).
- Branched, but unstable. Not production-ready (low risk if used).
- First production-ready version has been tagged/released.
- Multiple stable versions/releases exist.
- Still maintained, but new features won't be implemented anymore.
- Not maintained anymore. If possible, stop using, and update ASAP.

Last Updated: 2 October 2019 (2019.10.02).

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