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Old 12-01-2011
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Clam Antivirus unable to Update in Mint
  

Hello friends, I am working with the Linux Mint 9 on my system and I had installed the Clam antivirus however I am unable to get the virus data base up to date or else try to perform the installation. I also ran the update alternative through the Graphical User Interface that is GUI but also it did not helped me out. What can I do now .please help me. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Clam Antivirus unable to Update in Mint

While at the moment when you installed clamtk for the Graphical User Interface (GUI), have you also installed the freshclam in the system? I think that that you must need this package to obtain the updates. At the moment when you have installed the "freshclam" package, then you can update your virus descriptions through opening up a terminal in addition to beating the following in:
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sudo freshclam
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Re: Clam Antivirus unable to Update in Mint

It might be possible that the above command that is the:
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sudo freshclam
when we type it is updating. Sometime the strang is that it would not provide the update functionality as part of the GUI interface. For that you must have the root licenses to update your virus designations through Clam Antivirus that is why we require to run "freshclam" by means of sudo. If you desire to update your virus definitions by means of the clamtk GUI interface, you'll require to run that through root licenses too, for example: "gksudo clamtk".
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Re: Clam Antivirus unable to Update in Mint

The very first of the reason is that the usual Ubuntu ppa is extremely sluggish receiving updates intended for clam, I would recommend the following things:

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sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-clamav/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
after that restart the system and clamtk should after that will get continue as normal. Also to confirm the previous update of virus descriptions you should have to visit the clamav website and then originate the most recent definitions.
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