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I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Upon updating clam definitions with sudo freshclam I got the message that my current clam software (0.98.1) was outdated and that I should upgrade to 0.98.3., which I tried to do in many steps (below) but was stopped by the error message "checking for OpenSSL installation/usr" and then "Configure error: OpenSSL not found"; even though SPM shows that OpenSSL IS installed v 1.01-4 ubuntu 5.13! Here is what I've tried so far:

  1. uninstalled clamav 0.98.1.
  2. downloaded clamav 0.98.3; unzipped that folder and then changed directory to that folder and ran in Terminal: ./configure. After a minute this process then stops at the above error message about 'OpenSSL not found".
  3. I've tried to install clamav 0.98.3 from Ubuntu Packages with sudo apt-get instal clamav clamav-daemon and clamav-freshclam.
  4. I've tried to install clamav 0.98.3 by first updating my system with sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade, and then
  5. sudo add-apt-repository ppa: Ubuntu-clamav/ppa' and sudo apt-get upgrade again, and then sudo freshclam again to update the definitions; all to no avail.

I've since re-installed clamav 0.98.1 because I don't want to be without an anti-virus protection, even one with outdated definitions. But, I still want to update clamav to 0.98.3. Where did I go wrong and where to I go from here to successfully upgrade/install clamav 0.98.3? Thanksc

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Is there any reason why you feel you need an antivirus scanner? Is this a server that is providing services to Windows clients or similar? If not, there really isn't much point in having one. Also, the message you are referring to was just a warning, there should be no reason you can't updated your definitions without updating the scan engine. Just ignore the warning and let sudo freshclam do its thing. –  terdon May 12 '14 at 15:47
The only reason I'd prefer an antivirus scanner for Ubuntu is that I maintain multiple computers that are dual boots with Windows, but it's good to hear that the now outdated Clamav version 0.98,1 can be updated with freshclam and still remain effective. I guess I'll wait until a new package for Clamav 0.98.3 is available before upgrading. Maybe then I'll also learn why the "OpenSSL not found" error came up. Thanks for your guidance on this. –  user12809 May 13 '14 at 13:57
The dual boot is irrelevant. If you share a partition between both OSs, just scan that from Windows. Its only an issue of course if it is a file system that Windows can read natively. –  terdon May 13 '14 at 14:02

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