Clam AV update in Hardy Heron 8.04

Sjoerd Scheffer ixnas at
Tue Jan 12 20:57:44 UTC 2010

Op 1/12/2010 9:44 PM, Rafiq Hajat schreef:
> Hi Guys,
> I've installed Clam Anti virus on 8.04 purely to clean up my Flashdisk
> which get a whole load of viruses every time I plug it into the PC at
> the Radio station where I do a weekly jazz/blues program. I am a little
> peeved to find that I cannot update the virus def through the GUI - I
> get this message:
> "You must be root to install updates".
> Any ideas?
> Cheers
> Rafiq Hajat
> Executive Director
> The Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI)
> P. O. Box E14,
> Post Dot Net - Blantyre
> Malawi
> Mobile: +265 999 968800

Try to use the command line utilities. Open up the terminal and type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade clamav

in that order.

Good luck!


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