Tuesday, September 25, 2012

We've had much interest in the documents that were contained within our Wiki before we took it down here at ClamAV.  We've managed to salvage the useful pieces of the Wiki and publish them on our github site.  Check it out here:


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

We've been working pretty hard behind the scenes over here on ClamAV, its backend infrastructure, and moving the codebase as well as its detection up the ladder.

In order for us to get some accurate statistics about what you all are seeing out there, in the field, we need as many people as possible to "opt-in" to some statistics gathering features that we have built into the code base.

If you've ever browsed around ClamAV.net, I'm sure you've probably bumped into this page:
http://www.clamav.net/lang/en/download/cvd/malware-stats/ at some point.  These are statistics that are provided by you all, the users of ClamAV, collected and correlated on our backend systems here.  It allows us to see trends across signatures and allows us to check in on what you are seeing in the actual real world.

We need more people to opt-in to this feature.  We are looking at growing the detection rate and feature set of ClamAV's detection functionality, and this type of data will allow us to see where we need to pinpoint resources.

If you can participate in the program, please go here:

Follow the instructions above and you should be good to go!  Thanks!


If you are a Windows user of ClamAV, you'll be happy to know that we have released the Windows builds for ClamAV 0.97.6 to our Sourceforge site here:


Please feel free to download, use, and provide feedback via the ClamAV-Users list here:



Joel Esler
Senior Research Engineer, VRT
OpenSource Community Manager