But, shouldn't this process in general just be a little easier.For example, we should just be able to click on an update button or something to update instead of going through some hoops like this.
This article explains how to update Clam AV virus definitions manually, or change how often the virus definitions are updated.
When you install Mail Enable, and choose the option to install Clam AV, it will add a Windows service called Clam Win Free Antivirus Database Updater.
So there are many reasons you might need a virus scanner on your Linux system.
Clam AV team produly announced the latest version of Clam AV 0.99 on December 01, 2015.
The Clam AV team does not maintain individual packages for every distribution build.
AFAIK, there is no need to use this command in Ubuntu, the clam virus database is automatically updated.
This is the freshclam program, which is responsible for downloading the virus definitions.
If you wish to update the virus database manually, you can run this application direct from Windows Explorer or through a command prompt.
If you execute it you'll get an error such as ERROR: /var/log/clamav/is locked by another process in China, the great firewall blocks, so can use only the download files.
you can try setting the sever to cn in the file, but the update will take days.
If using Ubuntu (sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list), add (cut & paste) this to your (Note: charge karmic to your distro (ie lucid, maverick): deb karmic main then run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Now, as for clamtk, I usually have to download the most recent deb file from the web site. Then, install the recent clamtk deb file, and you will have the most recent clam files.