My regards PS Clamav had a new Windows upgrade earlier this month so look out for a Linux upgrade. cat /var/log/clamav/| less You should see something like this: is up to date (version: 50, sigs: 500667, f-level: 38, builder: sven) is up to date (version: 9349, sigs: 49144, f-level: 42, builder: mcichosz) By default, freshclam is set to update 24 times a day. Now how did you know that, to find the signature status in the log file? And what does the Virus Scanner Status mean: Antivirus engine 0.95.1 GUI version 4.08 Virus definitions None found Last virus scan Last infected file Never and Scan Scanning complet (0 signatures) Files Scanned: 129 Viruses Found: 0 Ready ???
- still seems to indicate no signatures are being used? Now how did you know that, to find the signature status in the log file? And what does the Virus Scanner Status mean: Antivirus engine 0.95.1 GUI version 4.08 Virus definitions None found Last virus scan Last infected file Never and Scan Scanning complet (0 signatures) Files Scanned: 129 Viruses Found: 0 Ready ???
You could download the DEBIAN version to your desktop and then click it to install. The link is: does an on-demand scan much faster than Clamav except for those on dial-up the daily updates are full (not incremental although there MAY be a way around that on the Avast Linux Forum).
Avast does not have a right-click context menu scan as can Clamav.
Avira's Antivir shews a very slight detection improvement over Avast in recent independent tests and it can provide active protection but its installation is (at least to me) complex.
I am almost sure that both Clamav and Avast can also give active protection with the addition of Dazuko.
Install the clamtk front end to clamav: sudo apt-get install clamtk Configure freshclam: sudo dpkg-reconfigure clamav-freshclam Then launch clamtk as root: Press alt f2 and in the run box : gksu clamtk In the clamtk window , click the help menu and then update signatures.
The Virus Scanner screen shows: Antivirus engine 0.95.1 GUI version 4.08 Virus definitions not found Last virus scan Last infected file Never When I select Help Update Signatures a window appears with two options selected: Check for antivirus signature updates, and Check for updates to the graphical interface.
I'm not sure about the av software but ubuntu stringently tests software before putting it into the general updates and major program updates are normally left until the new ubuntu release unless it, in some way compromises the security of ubuntu itself I have added Clam AV using the Add/Remove Applications in Ubuntu 8.10 and am having similar difficulties: Following the suggested procedure, everything seemed to work up to launching clamtk, going to Help, then Update Signatures. 2) I doubt you'll have leaps and bounds of "better protection", I highly suggest just sticking with the ubuntu supported version for the moment.
This initiates a check, followed by a response "Your virus signatures are up to date", but clicking "Antivirus Information" displays: Build: Clam AV 0.94.2 Signatures: 0 () GUI Version: 3.11 Which seems to indicate there are no signatures to check. OK, but what if I want to use 0.94 before Intrepid comes out? it's more important that you keep the VIRUS SIGNATURES updated rather than the client software.
Read is up to date (version: 48, sigs: 399264, f-level: 35, builder: sven) is up to date (version: 8287, sigs: 29596, f-level: 35, builder: arnaud) i.e. Following advice on the clamav wiki, I tried sudo apt-get install clamav, and got: Reading package lists... Should I compile and install the latest version from source (not sure quite how) or is there an easier way? But I also have it installed coz I dual boot with windoze.
Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. You are good if you just have the latest signature updates.
sudo freshclam produces: Clam AV update process started at Fri Sep 19 2008 WARNING: Your Clam AV installation is OUTDATED!