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New Clamwin user...unable to update virus definations
sackett


Joined: 21 Jul 2008
Posts: 2
Location: Midwest
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Hi guys....hate to bring this one, ONE MORE TIME....but I just downloaded Clamwin, and cannot get my initial virus definations.

Here are my download message....

ClamAV update process started at Mon Jul 21 11:48:40 2008
WARNING: Invalid DNS reply. Falling back to HTTP mode.
Reading CVD header (main.cvd): nonblock_connect: giving up due to excessive bogus loops
Can't connect to port 80 of host database.clamav.net (IP: 209.170.150.7)
WARNING: Can't read main.cvd header from database.clamav.net (IP: )


I also got this.....

Update failed. Your network may be down or none of the mirrors listed in freshclam.conf is working. Check http://www.clamav.net/support/mirror-problem for possible reasons.
LibClamAV Error: DNS Resolver: Can't query current.cvd.clamav.net
LibClamAV Error: DNS Resolver: Can't query current.cvd.clamav.net
LibClamAV Error: DNS Resolver: Can't query current.cvd.clamav.net


I went to the given address....and could not make heads or tells of the explaination.

Would someone please lead me thru this??

Thank you....
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Re: New Clamwin user...unable to update virus definations
thealanberman


Joined: 22 Jul 2008
Posts: 1
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sackett wrote:
Hi guys....hate to bring this one, ONE MORE TIME....but I just downloaded Clamwin, and cannot get my initial virus definations.

Here are my download message....

ClamAV update process started at Mon Jul 21 11:48:40 2008
WARNING: Invalid DNS reply. Falling back to HTTP mode.
Reading CVD header (main.cvd): nonblock_connect: giving up due to excessive bogus loops
Can't connect to port 80 of host database.clamav.net (IP: 209.170.150.7)
WARNING: Can't read main.cvd header from database.clamav.net (IP: )


I also got this.....

Update failed. Your network may be down or none of the mirrors listed in freshclam.conf is working. Check http://www.clamav.net/support/mirror-problem for possible reasons.
LibClamAV Error: DNS Resolver: Can't query current.cvd.clamav.net
LibClamAV Error: DNS Resolver: Can't query current.cvd.clamav.net
LibClamAV Error: DNS Resolver: Can't query current.cvd.clamav.net


I went to the given address....and could not make heads or tells of the explaination.

Would someone please lead me thru this??

Thank you....


This is probably a problem with your DNS settings on your PC.

Assuming you're behind a router:

Try configuring your DNS manually to point to your ISP's DNS server(s) rather than to your router's IP address.

To do this: Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > right click your network connection > Properties > double click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > fill in your ISP's DNS server(s)

To find your ISP's DNS servers, you'll probably have to look in your router's configuration settings. I'm not gonna go into that here.
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sackett


Joined: 21 Jul 2008
Posts: 2
Location: Midwest
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Thank you very much, alan!!! Gives me a place to start.

Going online to find out about my router...does anyone want to clue me in to any dangers I'm about to wade into by changing these addresses??
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lapicide


Joined: 24 Jul 2008
Posts: 2
Location: UK
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[quote="sackett"]
Going online to find out about my router...does anyone want to clue me in to any dangers I'm about to wade into by changing these addresses??[/quote]

I have tried it changing the Belkin router address to the DNS addresses. There was no danger involved. It did not work in my case so I changed them back.
So far I have downloaded the main and daily cvd files and placed them in the db folder but beyond that I am not sure what to do.
Does any one know, is there a freshclam conf file. There is one for clamav but it gives no guidance on the subject.
Cheers
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lapicide


Joined: 24 Jul 2008
Posts: 2
Location: UK
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The application - w9xpopen - which is in the bin directory (c:\Program Files\ ClamWin\bin\w9xpopen) needs the following two files to function properly.

--config-file="c:\windows\temp\tmpktqhhw" --log="c:\windows\temp\tmpxd_byx"

I found that these files are not in the expected location and therefore, w9xpopen, which is designed to facilitate the database download in Win 95/98 is unable to do so. And it seems unless these two files are found users with Win95/98 will have problems in downloadng the db.

Cheers
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