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shagger1


Joined: 29 May 2012
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Location: Manitowoc WI
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Howdy
I am using clamwin portable 0.97.4 which is supposed to be current but today I did an update and it worked but the clamwin log said by scanner version is old-new version is 0.97.5? Any Ideas?

I dont see that new version anywhere?

Thanks
Rod
Oh here is the log file
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ClamAV update process started at Thu Jun 14 21:59:31 2012
WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
WARNING: Local version: 0.97.4 Recommended version: 0.97.5
DON'T PANIC! Read http://www.clamav.net/support/faq
main.cvd is up to date (version: 54, sigs: 1044387, f-level: 60, builder: sven)
Downloading daily-15042.cdiff [100%]
Downloading daily-15043.cdiff [100%]
Downloading daily-15044.cdiff [100%]
Downloading daily-15045.cdiff [100%]
Downloading daily-15046.cdiff [100%]
daily.cld updated (version: 15046, sigs: 218172, f-level: 63, builder: jesler)
bytecode.cld is up to date (version: 185, sigs: 39, f-level: 63, builder: neo)
Database updated (1262598 signatures) from database.clamav.net (IP: 194.8.197.22)
END
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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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Clam AV has quietly released version .97.5 in the last couple of days. It looks like mostly bug fixes but includes better archive detection. You may see the notice during updates, but there is no new version available for ClamWin yet. If there is nothing substantial there, the ClamWin developers may skip the new version.

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shagger1


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Thanks Bob
there is no harm in me doing the updates is there?I can still do that?
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Rod
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GuitarBob


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No, there's no harm in you updating the signatures. They will still be used by any version of ClamWin.

New versions of Clam usually include some new detection features, so any new functionality included in Clam version .97.5 will not be available to ClamWin users until the changes are included in the ClamWin program. As far as I know, the biggest change is that version .97.5 has a bit better scanning of some types of archived (zipped) files. ClamWin is as good as ever, and it will be even better when the changes are included.

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tizef


Joined: 24 Feb 2012
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GuitarBob wrote:
If there is nothing substantial there, the ClamWin developers may skip the new version.

Hopefully they won’t… Here is an extract of the mail I received from the "Clamav-announce" mailing list :

Clamav-announce wrote:
ClamAV 0.97.5 addresses possible evasion cases in some archive formats […]. It also addresses stability issues in portions of the bytecode engine. This release is recommended for all users.


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alch
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tizef wrote:
GuitarBob wrote:
If there is nothing substantial there, the ClamWin developers may skip the new version.

Hopefully they won’t… Here is an extract of the mail I received from the "Clamav-announce" mailing list :

http://lurker.clamav.net/message/20120613.184156.a6c0b933.en.html Clamav-announce wrote:
ClamAV 0.97.5 addresses possible evasion cases in some archive formats […]. It also addresses stability issues in portions of the bytecode engine. This release is recommended for all users.


We will be making the release soon - it is in internal testing at the moment.
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tizef


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alch wrote:
We will be making the release soon - it is in internal testing at the moment.

Thank you for the prompt reply, AlCh. Do you need beta testers, as stated by GuitarBob ?


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alch
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tizef wrote:
alch wrote:
We will be making the release soon - it is in internal testing at the moment.

Thank you for the prompt reply, AlCh. Do you need beta testers, as http://forums.clamwin.com/viewtopic.php?p=15415#15415 stated by GuitarBob ?


We do! I added you to beta testers group and you should now see the forum where we announce all beta releases. 0.97.5 has not been published there yet - I have a few issues with it.
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