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I am using the 4.42 GUI version which is the newest. The antivirus engine is .97.6 also the newest.
The problem is my antivirus definitions are out of date. When I run

sudo freshclam

Here is the error:

ClamAV update process started at Thu Nov 22 21:18:49 2012
Connecting via localhost
connect_error: getsockopt(SO_ERROR): fd=4 error=111: Connection refused
Can't connect to port 8118 of host localhost (IP:
WARNING: Can't download main.cvd from
Trying again in 5 secs...
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure clamav-freshclam
should do the trick!!

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