[CentOS] ClamAV help needed

John Plemons john at mavin.com
Tue Jun 17 13:52:30 UTC 2008

Not to move anyone to another package, but to offer another route if you 
want to consider it.

An option other than ClamAV is AVG, it works well, and is easy to install.

Grisoft has a Linux version of their AVG Virus Software
The free version can be downloaded here


They have a complete line of Anti-Virus Software for both the MS and 
Linux worlds, I have used both version for years an like it much more 
than Symantic ( Norton ) - McAfee etc..  It doesn't wind it's way down 
into the heart of the OS, it is very stable and in my mind one of the 
best Anti Virus packages out.  If you prefer a paid version, theirs is a 
very cost effective product with flavors to suit all applications and sizes.

More information can be had at http://www.grisoft.com  if looking for a 
one off copy of a basic AV for your Windows machine, then 
http://free.grisoft.com  The free versions don't include all of the 
bells and whistles but work very well, run and update automatically.

john plemons

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 hopelessly out of date, and I reached the stage where it seemed that 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.
> Thanks
> Anne
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