Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Have loaded ClamAV. When started, it says AntiVirus Definitions are out of date. How do I update them? (I have reloaded Synaptic and said to update it, but nothing changes ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    13

    ClamAV anti virus defs


    Have loaded ClamAV. When started, it says AntiVirus Definitions are out of date. How do I update them?

    (I have reloaded Synaptic and said to update it, but nothing
    changes in the ClamAV area.)

    Thanx to all who answer--doug

  2. #2
    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    5,023
    As root:
    Code:
    freshclam
    Jay

    New users, read this first.
    New Member FAQ
    Registered Linux User #463940
    I do not respond to private messages asking for Linux help. Please keep it on the public boards.

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    13

    ClamAV anti virus defs

    followed the instructions. Here is what I get:

    [root@localhost doug]# freshclam
    ERROR: Please edit the example config file /etc/freshclam.conf
    ERROR: Can't open/parse the config file /etc/freshclam.conf

    On checking, I find there is no such file, /etc/freshclam.conf

    I guess there is supposed to be one--where would I get it?

    (I loaded ClamAV from Synaptic, along with all the other ClamAV things listed there.)

    --doug

  4. #4
    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    5,023
    Odd that it didn't create a file. But you can make a simple template.
    Take a look here: freshclam?
    It's from the PCLinuxOS forum where a user was having some problems with ClamAV.
    The reason I linked to that page is because there is also a post of someones freshclam.conf file.
    Jay

    New users, read this first.
    New Member FAQ
    Registered Linux User #463940
    I do not respond to private messages asking for Linux help. Please keep it on the public boards.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •