Updating clamav in ubuntu
It is true that you may not need it - at least, not in the sense of a Windows computer and running all the time.
This program is more geared for users interested in scanning files prior to sending them to other users.
WARNING: Local version: 0.98.1 Recommended version: 0.98.4 DON'T PANIC!
Read is up to date (version: 55, sigs: 2424225, f-level: 60, builder: neo) is up to date (version: 19413, sigs: 1148321, f-level: 63, builder: neo) is up to date (version: 242, sigs: 46, f-level: 63, builder: dgoddard) You can build and compile the source code of Clam AV as Karl's answer says, if you are worried about security vulnerabilities in PPA code.
It supports multiple file formats (documents, executables or archives), utilizes multi-thread scanner features and receives updates for its signature database at least 3-4 times a day.freshclam Now we are ready to scan our system. This is a rich command that can work with many different parameters so you'd better insert “clamscan –-help” on the terminal first and see the various things that what you can do with it.
clamscan So, I will demonstrate a scan on my “Downloads” folder located under the home directory and I will choose to output only infected files and ring a bell when (and if) they are found.
See the below screen shot taken from Ubuntu 15.10, I’m using latest version of Clam AV 0.98.7.
It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and an advanced tool for automatic database updates.
If you want to install Clam AV 0.99 on Fedora 23, use the rpm files or try manual installation method.
See the below screen shot taken from Fedora 23, I’m using latest version of Clam AV 0.99.
Sometimes, simply removing infected files can cause even more problems or breakages.
I suggest that you should always check the output first and then take manual action.
Search for updating clamav in ubuntu:
- debian/patches/CVE-2017-6420-2.patch: fix unit tests in libclamav/wwunpack.c, unit_tests/check_jsnorm.c.