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Old 05-19-2018, 11:46 AM   #1
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Clamav 0.100 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Does anyone have an educated guess when the above package might become available? I am avoiding building my own because I have been unable to find cookbook instructions on the use of that process and I know NOTHING about it. Also, I have read that the definitions have to be updated manually. I'm old and forget a lot of stuff.

I'm using ClamTK at present but would really like to catch the little buggers on the inbound side rather than running time consuming daily scans.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:01 AM   #2
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It may take a while to filter down to the repos. The important thing however is the malware signatures which you can update through freshclam.

If you definitely want the latest program version, here are (fairly easy) instructions on installing ClamAV taken from the developers' site. Note though that you will either have to continue upgrading manually after that (http://www.clamav.net/documents/upgrading-clamav) or wait until 0.100 hits the Ubuntu repos, uninstall the manually-installed version, and start using that.

http://www.clamav.net/documents/installing-clamav

Personally, I would suggest just sticking with the version you have and updating the signatures.
 
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Agreeing with hydrurga. I've gone the build-from-source route with clamav and struggled thereafter with updates. I've decided to stick with the repo-provided versions this time...so far it seems to be working OK.

[I use clamav to scan incoming email on a headless web server. I've seen no significant change with the "obsolete" version. freshclam continues to update signatures with no problem]
 
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:40 PM   #4
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Agreeing with hydrurga. I've gone the build-from-source route with clamav and struggled thereafter with updates. I've decided to stick with the repo-provided versions this time...so far it seems to be working OK.

[I use clamav to scan incoming email on a headless web server. I've seen no significant change with the "obsolete" version. freshclam continues to update signatures with no problem]
Same here.
Also, I consider https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ClamAV as the definitive source for Ubuntu.
 
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My CentOS repository updated clamav to version 100.0 today
 
  


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