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Thread: Downloading main.cvd for clamav is very sloooooooooooow

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    Default Downloading main.cvd for clamav is very sloooooooooooow

    I though i would try out Clamav. After installation and a reboot, As su I issued freshclam.

    ClamAV update process started at Mon Apr 18 22:29:22 2011
    Downloading main.cvd [ 72%]
    the time at that point is 23:32 for 19 MB
    The download is so slow that I wonder if Clamav is really meant to be used.
    What is the proper way to get the virus definition files/s?

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    Default Re: Downloading main.cvd for clamav is very sloooooooooooow

    On 04/19/2011 06:06 AM, lupejus wrote:
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    > What is the proper way to get the virus definition files/s?


    -=welcome=- new poster...

    but, you give so very little information i wouldn't know where to
    start...i don't know if you have a network problem, and if so if it is
    in your corporate networks proxy setup, or in your ISPs filtering, or
    inside your machine with a mis-configured thingamagig..

    did you review man freshclam to learn the command line switches
    available for that method of updating the sig file....but, doesn't the
    documentation give methods/addresses to fetch with other avenues (like
    ftp or hhtp)? [i don't know as i've never used clamAV]

    how did you install Clam? how did you set it up? is it to check the ins
    and outs of your enterprise mail server...is that a rack mount? is it
    local or distant, in a hosting facility?

    maybe that hosting facility has a network problem...have you asked them?

    nor do i know if it a machine (hardware) problem, or a softwear set up
    problem or a reading problem..

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    Default Re: Downloading main.cvd for clamav is very sloooooooooooow

    On 2011-04-19 06:06, lupejus wrote:
    > What is the proper way to get the virus definition files/s?


    Via service (rcfreshclam). It takes about a minute here, except the first time.

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