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Clamscan doesn't work

asked 2016-04-07 09:48:52 -0600

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updated 2016-04-07 10:26:12 -0600

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So I installed clamav but when I do clamscan this shows up

    clamscan -r /
LibClamAV Warning: **************************************************
LibClamAV Warning: ***  The virus database is older than 7 days!  ***
LibClamAV Warning: ***   Please update it as soon as possible.    ***
LibClamAV Warning: **************************************************
LibClamAV Error: Can't load /var/lib/clamav/main.cvd: Can't verify database integrity
LibClamAV Error: cli_loaddbdir(): error loading database /var/lib/clamav/main.cvd

ERROR: Can't verify database integrity

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 78529
Engine version: 0.99.1
Scanned directories: 0
Scanned files: 0
Infected files: 0
Data scanned: 0.00 MB
Data read: 0.00 MB (ratio 0.00:1)
Time: 0.494 sec (0 m 0 s)

any tips? I tried to reinstall it but that didn't help I am new in Fedora I have been using windows and ubuntu before.

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I tried that . I installed clamav-update package and then run freshclam but I got error message ERROR: Please edit the example config file /etc/freshclam.conf ERROR: Can't open/parse the config file /etc/freshclam.conf

t0m gravatar imaget0m ( 2016-04-07 11:37:32 -0600 )edit

i have such issue

Abaman gravatar imageAbaman ( 2018-11-07 09:57:43 -0600 )edit

you need edit /etc/freshclam.conf and comment example in line 8

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2018-11-22 09:14:50 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-04-07 09:55:27 -0600

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That message show that you need to update your virus databases to that you need to run freshclam to update it first.

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freshclam is part of the clamav-update package. You may need to install that first.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-04-07 10:32:53 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-04-07 12:11:17 -0600

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updated 2016-04-08 17:46:40 -0600

I use clamav to scan pen drives, I have installed :

you need edit /etc/freshclam.conf and comment example in line 8 :

# Comment or remove the line below. 

And I run this (as root) to update database:

/usr/share/clamav/freshclam-sleep xnow

and (as normal user)

clamscan -r /home

works for me .

About permissions , I remember that I had same troubles

ll /var/lib/clamav -d
drwxr-xr-x. 2 clamupdate clamupdate 4096 Abr  7 18:09 /var/lib/clamav

you may need do as root:

chown -R clamupdate:clamupdate /var/lib/clamav
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