Michael,

I created a step-by-step guide a little over a year ago for the proper installation. It's pretty simple to do. I can't say however if the steps have changed in the latest release, and obviously the version that I linked to is old now and should be updated.


So here are my abridged directions for a standard install.

   1) You need 7zip installed (http://www.7-zip.org/), and to open
   files in 7zip, you open the file manager and double click the 7z or
   ZIP files.

   2) Download the "Current Stable" code from
   http://oss.netfarm.it/clamav/  For Windows 32bit, it would be
   clamav-win32-0.94.2.7z

   3) Create a directory structure with C:\ClamAV and also create a
   sub-directory of C:\ClamAV\DB  Put the files from the above 7z file
   into C:\ClamAV

   4) Run C:\ClamAV\clamav.reg to put some directory entries into the
   registry.  These are by default pointing to the directory structure
   that I am using.

   5) From a command prompt run C:\ClamAV\freshclam.exe
   --datadir="C:\ClamAV\DB" --daemon-notify  This will download the
   latest definitions and let the service know to reload them if new
   ones are found.  You want to schedule a task to run this every 15
minutes (there is virtually no load if no updates are available). There is no need to install freshclam as a service.

   6) From a command prompt run C:\ClamAV\clamd --install  This will
   install the "ClamWin Free Antivirus Scanner Service"  You then want
   to edit the service properties to start automatically, and set your
   recovery options to restart the service.

   7) Download the "ClamAV GUI Wrapper" from
   http://oss.netfarm.it/clamav/  You only need one file from this zip,
   ClamAV-GUI.exe, and yo uwant to place that in C:\ClamAV  This is a
simple GUI for scanning files and directories and can be useful. You can create a short-cut for it if you want.

   8) Configure Declude for ClamAV with the following (it is probably
   best to have this as the first scanner since it is the fastest):

       SCANFILE1      C:\ClamAV\ClamDScan.exe --quiet --no-summary -l
       report.txt
       VIRUSCODE1     1
       REPORT1        .

   9) Check your virus logs for "Virus scanner 1 reports" in order to
   verify that it is running.


Note, if you want to use a non-default location, you will need to change the location in the following three things (don't quote me on this)

   1) clamav.reg
   2) clamd.conf
   3) The freshclam.exe --datadir argument

Matt




On 4/29/2010 4:14 PM, Michael Cummins wrote:

The official download from Clam wouldn't install on my Windows 2003 box. It said it only supports Windows 7, Vista, told me to go pound sand, yada yada.

The stuff at oss.netfarm.it didn't come with very much in the way of instructions, but the ClamAID stuff did and it was also familiar with Declude so it gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling. It also didn't look like clamav-win32-0.96.7z was going to set up FreshClam as a service, or at least didn't mention it, and I hate installing random product just to see what it does.

Not dissing anything, just explaining why I chose it. You're completely right. I'm completely clam-n00b. I've never worked with ClamAV, don't know its parts and pieces from a racoon skin hat, and was grateful to have a nice page of instructions (thanks, ARM!), especially on how to test it before configuring Declude. Also, the ClamAID example used the .conf file in their Declude config, while the Declude example didn't. I thought that was handy, too.

It at least gave me a place I could kludge from, and now I know a lot more about how the product works.

Just splaining where my head was and leaving a trail here in the archives in case it helps someone else. :)

 - Michael Cummins

*From:* supp...@declude.com [mailto:supp...@declude.com] *On Behalf Of *Andy Schmidt
*Sent:* Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:14 PM
*To:* declude.virus@declude.com
*Subject:* RE: [Declude.Virus] ClamAV

There really is no need for ClamAid, because the recent builds (including oss.netfarm.it) already are able to install themselves as services, and the additional ClamAid DLLs will obsolete once you install the "official" version.

So unless you need help adding the 3 lines to the Virus.cfg, ClamAid probably makes things unnecessary complicated...

*From:* supp...@declude.com [mailto:supp...@declude.com] *On Behalf Of *Michael Cummins
*Sent:* Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:50 PM
*To:* declude.virus@declude.com
*Subject:* RE: [Declude.Virus] ClamAV

In case this is helpful for someone else that isn't so great at rolling their own Clams from the source code:

First, I installed ClamAID using the default options. (SmarterMail / Declude install for me)

http://www.armresearch.com/tools/arm/clamAID.jsp

This installs Clam 0.92, wraps it up as a service, wraps up FreshClam as a service and gets everything pointed and configured for Declude to use. It includes pthreadVC2.dll , but I don't know if it uses it once we replace the files here in a bit, because...

...when FreshClam goes to update the DB, it mangles the DB dies, because version 0.92 isn't supported anymore.

Immediately after installing ClamAID I stopped the ClamAVSvc and FreshClam services and I commented out the lines it added in virus.cfg so I could get it all running properly again.

I downloaded the clamav-win32-0.96.7z from http://oss.netfarm.it/clamav/ and extracted the files to a folder. I grabbed all the .exe and .dll files and replaced the old ones in \Program Files\Clam AV. I edited \conf\clamd.conf and commented out the deprecated MailFollowURLs on line 226. I deleted the files in \data\ and crated a \db\. I set the log levels in clamd.conf and freshclam.conf to high so I could see things chugging along until I was comfortable. I hard set the database to \db\ in the conf files, and set verbose logging.

I cranked up the services, and watched FreshClam download new profiles to \db\.

Once the db was downloaded, I tested Clam from the command prompt as described on the armresearch page, and everything looked like it was working fine.

I uncommented the lines in Declude, restarted Declude, and watched it all start humming.

Now I am just keeping an eye on things, and waiting for Clam to catch a virus.

-- Michael Cummins


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