clamav-freshclam - anti-virus utility for Unix - virus database update utility

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename clamav-freshclam_0.99+dfsg-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Package name clamav-freshclam
Package version 0.99+dfsg
Package release 1ubuntu1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category utils
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 113.35 KB
Installed size 615.00 KB
Clam AntiVirus is an anti-virus toolkit for Unix. The main purpose of
this software is the integration with mail servers (attachment
scanning). The package provides a flexible and scalable
multi-threaded daemon in the clamav-daemon package, a command-line
scanner in the clamav package, and a tool for automatic updating via
the Internet in the clamav-freshclam package. The programs are based
on libclamav, which can be used by other software.
This package contains the freshclam program and scripts to automate virus
database updating. It relies on an Internet connection, but can be
run in a variety of ways to compensate for intermittent connections.


Package Version Architecture Repository
clamav-freshclam_0.100.3+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.1_amd64.deb 0.100.3+dfsg amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
clamav-freshclam_0.100.3+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.1_i386.deb 0.100.3+dfsg i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
clamav-freshclam_0.99+dfsg-1ubuntu1_i386.deb 0.99+dfsg i386 Ubuntu Main
clamav-freshclam - - -


Name Value
clamav-base >= 0.99+dfsg-1ubuntu1
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
dpkg >= 1.16.1
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
libc6 >= 2.15
libclamav7 >= 0.99~rc1
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.0
logrotate -
lsb-base >= 3.2-13
procps >= 1:3.3.2
ucf -
zlib1g >= 1:


Name Value
clamav-data -


Name Value
clamav-data -
libclamav2 -
libclamav3 -


Type URL
Binary Package clamav-freshclam_0.99+dfsg-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Source Package clamav

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install clamav-freshclam deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install clamav-freshclam




2016-02-15 - Louis Bouchard <>
clamav (0.99+dfsg-1ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
Merge from Debian. Remaining changes (LP: #1540491) :
* Explicitly build using llvm-3.6.
* Ignore test results on armhf.
* debian/rules: Restore --with-llvm-linking=dynamic to avoid underlinkage 
causing FTBS
* d/p/llvm-don-t-use-system-libs.patch:
Do not use system libraries for linking : We are not linking the .a
files so we don't care about the libs llvm links against (like -ledit)
Dropping this patch will cause FTBS on Ubuntu with unresolvable -ledit
Dropped changes :
* debian/control : libsystemd-dev no longer renamed since it has been 
changed upstream.
* d/p/0005-libclamav-use-libmspack.patch : Now part of upstream release.
* d/p/0007-fix-ssize_t-size_t-off_t-printf-modifier.patch : Now part of
upstream release to the exception of the sigtool/sigtool.c cast
identified previously.
d/p/0008-hardcode-LLVM-linker-flag-because-llvm-config-return.patch :
Now part of upstream release.
* d/ Fix typo which causes a crash while
installing this package over any previous version (upgrading). Fixed
* Explicitly build using llvm-3.5. Now build using llvm-3.6.
2015-12-05 - Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
clamav (0.99+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Import final release of 0.99
* suggest libclamunrar7 instead of libclamunrar6
2015-12-01 - Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
clamav (0.99~rc2+dfsg-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* Drop LLVM usage on powerpc (it is broken since the v3.6 switch).
2015-11-21 - Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
clamav (0.99~rc2+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=medium
[ Andreas Cadhalpun ]
* Import first upstream release candidate for 0.99.
* Drop patches included upstream:
- Avoid-emitting-incremental-progress-messages.patch
- bb-10731-Allow-to-specificy-a-group-for-the-socket.patch
- clamav-milter-add-additinal-SMFIF_-flags.patch
- remove-unnecessary-harmful-flags-from-libclamav.pc.patch
- hardcode-LLVM-linker-flag.patch
* Disable Large File Support because it is incompatible with fts.h, which
is required by the new upstream release.
* Drop patches needing LFS:
- libclamav-use-libmspack.patch
- fix-ssize_t-size_t-off_t-printf-modifier.patch
* Disable valgrind in the test suite again. It is too flaky.
* Print all new options in one build attempt.
* Preserve new OnAccessMountPath, OnAccessDisableDDD and OnAccessPrevention
options in clamd.conf.
* Rename libclamav6 to libclamav7 and update symbols file.
* Add -Wl,--as-needed to LDFLAGS to avoid useless dependencies.
* Remove unused lintian overrides.
* Update debian/copyright.
[ Sebastian Andrzej Siewior ]
* add a LFS safe fts() implementation from glibc
* bring back libmspack related patches (libclamav-use-libmspack.patch +
fix-ssize_t-size_t-off_t-printf-modifier.patch) and -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64
* fix a crash in clamdscan if file is passed via fd
* Import second upstream release candidate for 0.99.
2015-07-22 - Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
clamav (0.99~beta1+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=medium
*  use T=<timeout> so we can drop
unit_tests-increment-test-timeout-from-40secs-to-5mi from the patch queue.
* import new beta from upstream
* depend on libpcre3-dev, required for YARA support
* add new PCRE related options postist script for clamd
* record new symbols in libclamav6.symbols
* enable valgrind in the test suite and see how well it works across all
* Update debian/copyright.

See Also

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