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    Trying to update clamAV

    Hi there guys. Hoping you'll bear with this relative newb and give me some advice as to ho to update my virus defs in clamAV 3.04 I d/l and installed it using the pacakage manager in Ubuntu and wanted to update my defs. It said the following ...."You must be root to install updates." Errr, how do I now update my defs and keep them current.

    Thanks in advance.
    TheAJKMan

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    Re: Trying to update clamAV

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAJKMan View Post
    Hi there guys. Hoping you'll bear with this relative newb and give me some advice as to ho to update my virus defs in clamAV 3.04 I d/l and installed it using the pacakage manager in Ubuntu and wanted to update my defs. It said the following ...."You must be root to install updates." Errr, how do I now update my defs and keep them current.

    Thanks in advance.
    TheAJKMan
    Use sudo. If i recall correctly freshclam is the utility for updating ClamAV, so the command is

    Code:
    sudo freshclam

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    Re: Trying to update clamAV

    Thanks, that did the trick, better make a note of it for future reference. Me and my No3 colander memory

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    Re: Trying to update clamAV

    what do you need antivirus for anyway?

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