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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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I have noticed for some time now that ClamWin seems to download the new signatures from Clam AV shortly after I boot up in the mornings (on Win 8.1 or Win 10)--even though I do not have preferences set to update virus upon logon. I suppose this is from the last Clam AV version source code. Anyone else notice this? It makes the ClamWin update preference useless now.

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ROCKNROLLKID


Joined: 23 Sep 2013
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I believe if ClamAV/ClamWin misses a scheduled date for, let's say, if you have it set for every 8 hours and it happens to check for updates at 3AM and your PC is not on, it will then install the updates upon boot up.
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Lipper


Joined: 31 Oct 2010
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Hi Guys! Smile

In Linux, ClamAV always updates on boot. In Win 7, I'll have to enable auto updates and watch it a day or two.
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Lipper


Joined: 31 Oct 2010
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You may both be right. With Internet Updates set to daily at 22:05 and Logon Update disabled, I signed out of Win 7 before 22:05 on 2/14. I just signed in again tonight at about 20:00 EST, and my last update was still from 2/14. Within a few minutes, a pop-up from the systray said that the virus database had been updated.
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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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Since version .99.1, I notice the unscheduled updates when I sign on in the mornings. After that, my configured hourly updates seem to rule. Evidently the Clam AV developer(s) inserted a signature update chron job upon bootup in the code. I think it's a nice feature.

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GuitarBob


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Here's an update log from shortly after I turned on my computer today. I did not do any update, and my regular hourly update is scheduled on the hour--computer was turned on at about 3:15 pm. As I post this, it's 3:25 pm:

ClamAV update process started at Sat Feb 18 15:19:02 2017
WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
WARNING: Local version: 0.99.1 Recommended version: 0.99.2
DON'T PANIC! Read http://www.clamav.net/documents/upgrading-clamav
main.cvd is up to date (version: 57, sigs: 4218790, f-level: 60, builder: amishhammer)
Downloading daily-23083.cdiff [100%]
Downloading daily-23084.cdiff [100%]
Downloading daily-23085.cdiff [100%]
Downloading daily-23086.cdiff [100%]
daily.cld updated (version: 23086, sigs: 1642110, f-level: 63, builder: neo)
bytecode.cld is up to date (version: 290, sigs: 55, f-level: 63, builder: neo)
Database updated (5860955 signatures) from database.clamav.net (IP: 198.148.78.4)

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