Thursday, July 22, 2021

We are pleased to announce the ClamAV 0.104.0 release candidate.

Please help us validate this release. We need your feedback, so let us know what you find and join us on the ClamAV mailing list, or on our Discord.

This release candidate phase is only expected to last about two to four weeks before the 0.104.0 Stable version will be published. Take this opportunity to verify that you 0.104.0 can build and run in your environment. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

We've received several reports of users experiencing issues with FreshClam triggered by last week's update to the main and daily CVD databases

FreshClam's primary advantage over tools like wget and curl, in addition to automatic testing of new databases, is the ability to perform an incremental update using database patch files. But when a database change is so large that a patch file is not efficient, we issue an empty patch file. This empty file will cause FreshClam to download the entire database instead. Unfortunately, our recent update using the empty patch file method has revealed a couple of issues. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

 Tomorrow, Wednesday July 14th, we are planning on publishing a brand new main.cvd and daily.cvd, as we do periodically to move more of the long term signatures into the main.cvd and make the daily.cvd smaller again.  

This will have an impact on your downloads of these files (as every ClamAV instance will have to re-download both files), so you may see a spike in your bandwidth usage.

We will monitor the situation on the mirror side and make any adjustments necessary, but we anticipate no issues.