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    clamAV error message .

    Hi when I update clamAV, I get the following errors.

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    Sun Aug 11 12:33:28 2019 -> ClamAV update process started at Sun Aug 11 12:33:28 2019
    Sun Aug 11 12:33:28 2019 -> ^Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
    Sun Aug 11 12:33:28 2019 -> ^Local version: 0.100.3 Recommended version: 0.101.3
    Sun Aug 11 12:33:28 2019 -> DON'T PANIC! Read https://www.clamav.net/documents/upgrading-clamav
    Sun Aug 11 12:33:28 2019 -> main.cvd is up to date (version: 58, sigs: 4566249, f-level: 60, builder: sigmgr)
    Sun Aug 11 12:33:32 2019 -> Downloading daily.cvd [100%]
    Sun Aug 11 12:35:47 2019 -> daily.cvd updated (version: 25538, sigs: 1709967, f-level: 63, builder: raynman)
    Sun Aug 11 12:35:47 2019 -> *Can't query daily.25538.93.1.0.6810DA54.ping.clamav.net
    Sun Aug 11 12:35:47 2019 -> Downloading bytecode.cvd [100%]
    Sun Aug 11 12:35:49 2019 -> bytecode.cvd updated (version: 330, sigs: 94, f-level: 63, builder: neo)
    Sun Aug 11 12:35:50 2019 -> *Can't query bytecode.330.93.1.0.6810DA54.ping.clamav.net
    Sun Aug 11 12:35:58 2019 -> Database updated (6276310 signatures) from db.local.clamav.net (IP: 104.16.218.84)
    Sun Aug 11 12:35:58 2019 -> !NotifyClamd: Can't find or parse configuration file /etc/clamav/clamd.conf
    
    I know that I have to upgrade to the new clamAV, trying to figure that out , but what do these error messages mean thanks.
    Last edited by lisati; August 11th, 2019 at 09:04 PM. Reason: Added [CODE] and [/CODE] for readability

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    Re: clamAV error message .

    If you're not running clamd, the daemonized version of ClamAV, then the last error doesn't apply to you. It means that freshclam tried to notify clamd that the signature databases were updated and needed to be re-read. Clamd is mostly used on servers. I use it so MailScanner can check to see whether incoming mail contains a virus. At one client site, we use it in conjunction with the Squid proxy to scan every object downloaded from the web.

    Trying to keep current with clamav is a nearly-impossible task. I just wait until an update is released by the repository maintainers. Otherwise you'll need to learn how to compile software from source.

    I don't know what the "can't query bytecode" error means. The line above says that bytecode.cvd was successfully updated, so I'd just ignore that complaint as well. Notice that the error concerns connecting to a network resource in the ping.clamav.net subdomain. May be a transient network error.
    Last edited by SeijiSensei; August 12th, 2019 at 05:16 PM.
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    Re: clamAV error message .

    SeijiSensei if he tried to execute the command
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure clamav-freshclam disabling clamd or trying to activate again wouldn't work out what you think?

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    Re: clamAV error message .

    clamd isn't distributed as part of the standard clamav package. It's packaged as clamav-daemon. The client is packaged as clamdscan.

    Everything else in his log looks fine other than the bytecode error which I discussed before.
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