MALW-3286 - Up-to-date ClamAV database

(Malware)

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control MALW-3286 and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.

Description

This control checks if the ClamAV database is kept up-to-date with the freshclam utility.

How to solve

Run freshclam to keep your ClamAV installation up-to-date. The database contains signatures and need regular updates.

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