[CentOS] ClamAV help needed

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Tue Jun 17 09:38:58 UTC 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> ClamAV is installed on my CentOS box.  I edited the conf file and assumed all 
> is well.  Clearly it isn't.
> Every day I see in logwatch that my signatures are updated, and the database 
> notified, but if I try to scan a file manually it tells me that my signatures 
> are 55 days old.
> I tried looking at a how-to, in the hope of identifying the problem, but it is 
> hopelessly out of date, and I reached the stage where it seemed that 
> following it any further risked my installation.
> Can someone please give me a quick run-down of the things I should check.  
> Clearly freshclam is running, but that's about all I know for certain.

first, enable rpmforge  repo
    yum install clamav

then, run freshclam, and also put it in a daily or weekly cron job to 
automatically update

now, clamscan, or start clamd, or whatever

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