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Daily/manual virus updates not working on Win98SE system
soundgeek


Joined: 29 May 2010
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It gets as far as: "ClamAV update process started at Sat Jul 03 12:44:54 2010" and hangs. It doesn't appear to be polling the site.

I tried putting line "194.109.142.194 database.clamav.net" in my HOSTS file and it made no difference.

I can download direct from http://database.clamav.net/daily.cvd fine.

How do I get the updates to work via the clamwin software?
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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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Make sure that automatic virus updates is enabled/checked in the ClamWin Internet Updates configuration tab and that they are set up for the frequency, time, and day that you want.

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soundgeek


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Yes, I've checked those settings. Yesterday I changed the update frequency to hourly from daily.

In the db folder I note there are folders named "clamav-<big>.clamtmp". There are 3 for when I switched on, then one every hour. Maybe it is running the updates and not telling me?

Still when I kick off an update manually, the display hangs as described above & I end up canceling it. I would have thought that at least I would get a message to say that it's up to date?

Thanks for your help guitarbob Smile

Happy 4th July!
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GuitarBob


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Sometimes you get temp files in the ClamWin database folder. If they don't go away after a while, you can manually delete them with no consequences. Since version .96, I have noticed that ClamWin sometimes "chews" on my manual updates or has trouble "digesting" them, but it always accomplishes them for me. I have not noticed any problem with the manual updates on my machines (Vista, Win 7). Version .96 does seem to be doing something differently when updatilng, and perhaps this is a problem for Win 98 machines. You might try to search the posts on the ClamWin forum to see if you can get any more information. If you can't, I guess you will have to do manual updates until the ClamWin developers can address this problem.

Happy Fourth to you, too! I came to ClamWin some time ago when my AV dropped support for Win 98. Have you tried the ClamSentinel real-ltime front end for ClamWin? It is a separate project from ClamWin and is available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/clamsentinel/ on the web. It was originally designed for Win 98 machines!

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