Yes, I concede that I am most likely wasting my time by running Clam AV or any other Linux antivirus software. Download the official source code using the links below.I am using Ubuntu 10.10 (32-bit) with the GNOME desktop. Note: Many people hold the belief that it is not necessary to run an antivirus application in the Linux environment. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, I still prefer running an antivirus and I have chosen Clam AV for it!My Clam Tk GUI indicates that it is time to update the antivirus engine of Clam AV. If you check the preferences there should be a checked box saying GUI and engine update automatically, mine are checked but I still have the the same versions you will.We recommend running the Clam AV Stable Version on production systems. Find Win32, Mac OS X, Linux & BSD signatures in the Alternate Versions section.For Clam AV to work properly, both the Clam AV engine and the Clam AV Virus Database (CVD) must be kept up to date.Yes, I concede that I am most likely wasting my time by running Clam AV or any other Linux antivirus software. Nevertheless, based on the link you gave in your reply, it would appear that "sudo freshclam" updates the virus file is outdated. ), but the two terms do not appear to be synomyms to me...
The package maintainers can be reached at clamav-devel at lists.alith. Clam AV is included in the open Su SE distribution and in Novell’s Su SE Linux Enterprise products.As stated above, as long as your virus definitions are up to date, it should work fine.I don't know how to do this via the gui, but if you run "freshclam" in your terminal, then it should update to the newest definitions.However, if you insist on running Clam, then you have to update via the terminal (Applications Clam (or any other "Linux anti-virus") only looks for Windows malware.However, if you insist on running Clam, then you have to update via the terminal (Applications I am not at my computer, so I cannot test your suggestion to run "sudo freshclam" and really see what happens.
As long as your virus definitions are up to date you are set, I have only ever found a virus on things my friends have given me never on my own machine Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like.