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I have just updated the definitions for clamav and here is the output:

ClamAV update process started at Mon Sep 30 09:22:24 2013
WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
WARNING: Local version: 0.97.8 Recommended version: 0.98
DON'T PANIC! Read http://www.clamav.net/support/faq
main.cvd is up to date (version: 55, sigs: 2424225, f-level: 60, builder: neo)
daily.cld is up to date (version: 17915, sigs: 385323, f-level: 63, builder: neo)
bytecode.cvd is up to date (version: 226, sigs: 43, f-level: 63, builder: neo)

I have checked if I have any other version of clamav installed, and I don't think I have two instances installed:

whereis freshclam
freshclam: /usr/bin/freshclam /usr/bin/X11/freshclam /usr/share/man/man1/freshclam.1.gz

whereis clamscan
clamscan: /usr/bin/clamscan /usr/bin/X11/clamscan /usr/share/man/man1/clamscan.1.gz

ldd which freshclam
which:
ldd: ./which: No such file or directory
freshclam:
ldd: ./freshclam: No such file or directory

Kindly help.

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Read ClamAV's output again. It says that your definitions are up to date. BTW: ldd which freshclam isn't going to do much, you meant ldd $(which freshclam). –  zwets Sep 30 '13 at 6:50
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ClamAV is not saying your definitions are out of date. On the contrary:

  main.cvd is up to date (version: 55, sigs: 2424225, f-level: 60, builder: neo)
  daily.cld is up to date (version: 17915, sigs: 385323, f-level: 63, builder: neo)
  bytecode.cvd is up to date (version: 226, sigs: 43, f-level: 63, builder: neo)

It is your installation (they mean "installed software version") which is out of date:

  WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
  Local version: 0.97.8 Recommended version: 0.98

The ClamAV developers apparently think this warrants SHOUTING WARNINGS at you, and use EXCLAMATION MARKS too, which on Linux one wouldn't even see in case of a kernel panic or burning printer port. These warnings are relevant mainly to Windows users (hence their tone, I guess). On Linux you can choose to ignore the warnings and rely on your distro to bring you the latest ClamAV version at the next convenient apt-get upgrade.

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In addition to what zwets said, you can show if there is anything that needs to be updated or removed:

sudo apt-get upgrade clamav

If you get another angry message about /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log being full and not wanting to update like I did, just delete some or all of the entries and save:

sudo gedit /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log
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