On Sun, 3 Jul 2022, Calogero Di Legami via clamav-users wrote: > ... i am the guy who started the discussion...
Yes, we know. Hello again. :) > ... i download the database trough clamwin ...
You could have saved us a lot of time by mentioning that earlier. :/
The current version of ClamWin is more than a year out of date. This
isn't the first time that I've pointed out on this list that ClamWin
does not seem to be properly supported. My opinion is that ClamWin
should be avoided. My full opinion is unsuitable for publication.
The people who provide both ClamAV and the official ClamAV signatures
have no relationship with ClamWin as far as I know. Although ClamWin
is mentioned in this page: https://docs.clamav.net/manual/Installing/Community-projects.html
there is a disclaimer at the top of the page. If it were up to me the
disclaimer would be worded much more strongly, perhaps something along
the lines of "it is YOUR responsibility to assess the suitability of
anything mentioned below for use in your particular situation". > How the heck can i do freshclam or use cvdupdate on Windows 9x machine?
I'm not sure you can. Please read the introduction: https://docs.clamav.net/Introduction.html
Despite what it says on the ClamWin pages, very old Windows versions
are not supported by ClamAV; they are also not supported by Microsoft.
The oldest Windows version which ClamAV claims to support is Windows 7.
Even so it is most unlikely that you will have a supported copy, and
in any case all support for Windows 7 will cease in January 2023.
If you must use Windows, please upgrade to a supported version. I
haven't seen a Windows 98 machine for a very long time, so I might
just have forgotten, but even if ClamAV had been installed on one I
don't think I've ever seen a Windows 9x machine which would have had
enough memory to load the current official ClamAV database - by itself
it takes up over a gigabyte. At present you'd probably need three or
four gigabytes (it depends what else the machine is doing), but with
so much memory Windows 9x may well give problems related to the large
amount of memory installed - problems which affect both the operating
system and some of its utilities.
Unless you know what you're doing, connecting unsupported versions of
Windows to the Internet is unsafe and irresponsible. You're probably
just going to cause problems for everyone else.
Out of interest, how much RAM do you have installed in your machine?
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