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automatic update client when clamwin updates on server
tanzeem


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I am planning to remove kaspersky antivirus and install clamwin+clamsentinel on my server running windows 2008 R2 Enterprise.
Usually when Kaspersky gets updated automatically on the server, the client machines also gets automatic updates.
Can I do the same with clamwin + clamsentinel?
Please reply soon atleast for a work around.

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GuitarBob


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Are you installing ClamWin on both server and client machines? If you are, then any machine connected to the web will get the automatic signature updates at the time specified. If the clients are not connected to the web, you will have to develop a script to copy the signature database files from the serverto the clients. ClamWin was originally developed for stand-alone use and still does not support network use to any significant extent.

You should probably use a real-time, on access antivirus program along with ClamWin/Clam Sentinel. ClamWin is only an on-demand scanner, and Clam Sentinel, while it is resident, it still does not control a file while it is scanning it, so quick-acting viruses can still do damage. They work best at scanning files that are not activated on a computer. They are both subject to more false positives than other AVs, but this can be lessened by intelligent whitelisting.

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Re: automatic update client when clamwin updates on server
tanzeem


Joined: 05 Feb 2016
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thanks GuitarBob

I am installing clamwin/clamsentinel both on client machines and server.
The clients are not connected to the web.
we have got windows xp and windows 7, windows 8 clients.

I hope the following algorithm is what that you suggested.

Code:

/*

algorithm of script
to be run in the windows 2008 server
to update
database signatures in the client pcs

*/

if main.cvd or daily.cvd is updated in the windows 2008 server
then
{
lookup all client pcs in the lan.

for all pcs in the lan do
{
check if the client is Windows xp,
  {
   if yes
    update(replace) the database signature files
   main.cvd; daily.cvd
      to
 "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\.clamwin\db"
  }
 if Windows Vista and 7 or later
  update(replace) the database signature files
   main.cvd; daily.cvd
      in
C:\ProgramData\.clamwin\db
}
}
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can I get a code for this algorithm
tanzeem


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Can I get a code for this algorithm in Perl, Java,
Windows batch file programming or Python?
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GuitarBob


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I am not much of a programmer, so I can't evaluate your code/script. Does it work for you? If it does, you should be able to write something similar in any language you can.

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