Monday, 6 August 2018

How to upgrade Clam AV with latest version clamav-0.100.1 on Linux



Clam AV is an open source antivirus engine for detecting Trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats. It provides a number of utilities including a multi-threaded scanner
daemon, command line scanner and automatic signature updates.

Download the latest clam AV source release:

[root@linuxcnf ~]# mkdir –p /usr/src/clamav
[root@linuxcnf ~]# cd /usr/src/clamav
[root@linuxcnf ~]# wget https://www.clamav.net/downloads/production/clamav-0.100.1.tar.gz

Unzip the file and remove existing version of Clam AV:

[root@linuxcnf ~]# tar xf clamav-0.100.1.tar.gz
[root@linuxcnf ~]# cd clamav-0.100.1
[root@linuxcnf ~]# ./configure
[root@linuxcnf ~]# make uninstall

Install latest version of Clam AV:

[root@linuxcnf ~]# ./configure
[root@linuxcnf ~]# make
[root@linuxcnf ~]# make install

Now verify the version of the upgraded Clam AV:

[root@linuxcnf ~]# clamd -V
ClamAV 0.100.1/24826/Thu Aug  9 14:15:05 2018
[root@linuxcnf ~]#

At the end update the database by running freshclam:

[root@linuxcnf ~]# freshclam

Up gradation is done!!!

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