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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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 --- This E-mail came from the Declude.Virus mailing list. To unsubscribe, just send an E-mail to imail...@declude.com, and type "unsubscribe Declude.Virus". The archives can be found at http://www.mail-archive.com. --- This E-mail came from the Declude.Virus mailing list. To unsubscribe, just send an E-mail to imail...@declude.com, and type "unsubscribe Declude.Virus". The archives can be found at http://www.mail-archive.com. --- This E-mail came from the Declude.Virus mailing list. To unsubscribe, just send an E-mail to imail...@declude.com, and type "unsubscribe Declude.Virus". The archives can be found at http://www.mail-archive.com.