Monday, March 7, 2016

ClamAV will release a new main.cvd and daily.cvd this weekend.

As we periodically do, we will be releasing a new main.cvd and daily.cvd this coming weekend (March 12-13).

We have completely re-written our signature management interface internally here at ClamAV, to provide us with more features and a better management process for cvd releases.  Part of the process will be to create these two new files.

Releasing these files will have an impact, not only to the end user who will have to download these files, but also to our dedicated mirror operators that will be serving these files to the end users.

The estimated size of these files are 100 MB and 10 MB respectively.

Please be ready to receive these files this weekend.  It is our hope that everything goes smoothly and, other than bandwidth, users shouldn't experience any problems.  For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


  1. Great to hear that ClamAV is getting a new release!

    Hopefully ClamTK will also in the near future.:-)

  2. Did this happen? I would expect a version update, but I have had and still see:
    main.cvd is up to date (version: 55, sigs: 2424225, f-level: 60, builder: neo)

  3. Not yet. It should happen some time today, I will notify everyone via blog and lists when it is published.

  4. OK, thanks! BTW, reason why I was checking - I build my own RPM packages with defs and was waiting for this def update to push out the 0.99.1 update. We're not using an internal mirror/proxy, but plan look into that and failover testing.