I have installed Clamav and freshclam and Clamav works well when you right-click on files or folders and select "Scan for Viruses" from the context menu. But of course, you need to update the database periodically using the command: sudo freshclam from a terminal.
When I do this, I get the following message in the terminal:-
xxxx@insp530 ~/Desktop $ sudo freshclam
ClamAV update process started at Wed Apr 8 16:21:25 2009
WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
WARNING: Local version: 0.94.2 Recommended version: 0.95
DON'T PANIC! Read http://www.clamav.net/support/faq
main.cld is up to date (version: 50, sigs: 500667, f-level: 38, builder: sven)
daily.cld is up to date (version: 9213, sigs: 38630, f-level: 41, builder: ccor
The Clamav website: http://www.clamav.net/support/faq
states that you must be running the latest version of the scanner. But the scanner is updated via the Linux Mint Update. So it would seem that there is a problem / mismatch in the versions of Clamav and Freshclam that are provided by the Mint respository. The result is that my scans will always be done with the same database that is getting increasingly out of date!
1) How to I get Freshclam to do its update now?
2) Will Linux Mint provide a solution via Mint Update in the near future that fixes this?