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  1. #11
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    Re: Questions about ClamAV

    40 bucks for an antivirus for an operating system which is free...naaah.

    thanks for the share & please do share if you find any more.

  2. #12
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    Re: Questions about ClamAV

    Well Clamtk always show that there is an update available. What update, clamav or clamtk? Also when I run Clamav in the Terminal a message states that it is not current.
    They both installed from the repository so why wouldn't they be up to date?

    Anyway how can I get and install the most current version of ClamAV and ClamTK?

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    Re: Questions about ClamAV

    Quote Originally Posted by dagmann View Post
    What update, clamav or clamtk?
    clamav. but be rest assured your virus definitions should be up-to-date.

    Quote Originally Posted by dagmann View Post
    Anyway how can I get and install the most current version of ClamAV and ClamTK?
    https://www.clamav.net/documents/upgrading-clamav

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    Re: Questions about ClamAV

    Okay, I reinstalled Clamav. When trying to update the signatures with 'sudo clamav' command I get the message: 'Problem with internal logger (UpdateLogFile = /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log).'
    Anyone know what that message means?

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    Re: Questions about ClamAV

    clamscan -V : check version

    sudo freshclam : update

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    Re: Questions about ClamAV

    Solved

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    Re: Questions about ClamAV

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    But most AV is only about 50% effective. To effectively handle viruses/malware, run high risk programs in a container that cannot write to the computer's storage. That is what Canonical's snap packages are about
    Interesting, didn't know that. So using a firefox snap should increase security a lot? I was hacked a year ago with a UEFI rootkit and have the impression via a Firefox bug. (excecuting malicious code in a simple email reading online only)

    Since I only boot Win10 with Eset as it also scans the UEFI bootsector. Oh well I have used Linux for about 20 years without a antivirus. Now suddenly I have a different view...

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    Re: Questions about ClamAV

    What is a 'Canonical's snap package' ?

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    Re: Questions about ClamAV

    Quote Originally Posted by dagmann View Post
    What is a 'Canonical's snap package' ?
    snaps are a new package architecture Ubuntu's parent company/sponsor (Canonical) has developed.
    They're restricted apps by default, in terms of what access they have to the rest of the system.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snappy_(package_manager)
    https://snapcraft.io/

    One of the benefits of the restricted setup is it allows developers to publish their apps quickly.
    (since if the app breaks only the app should break, so the rigorous testing a normal package may require isn't needed)
    This is couple with snaps have a revisioning system in-place which always keeps the last version in case said failure of an update happens.
    That allows you to rollback to that last version with ease.
    (Unfortunately that ease is still limited to command line only, afaik)
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