Monday, May 9, 2022

ClamAV has come a long way from being the reason a small Polish college was the target of a distributed denial-of-service attack. Today, 20 years after our first release, we’re proud that ClamAV is instead known for preventing these types of attacks on thousands of devices around the world. 

After many releases, updates, bugs and late nights from our developers, ClamAV is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary this week. We’re celebrating by inching closer to the long-anticipated 1.0 release and continuing to test our release candidate for 0.105.0. 

Tomasz Kojm, the original creator of ClamAV, released the first 0.10 version of the open-source anti-virus engine on May 8, 2002, with the goal of making the internet safer at large and helping users filter out spam from their email inboxes. At the time, he was hosting the virus databases on his college and previous high school’s servers in Poland. Unfortunately, this led to a DoS condition on these pages because it was so popular, which Kojm told us via email he wishes he could have avoided. But if nothing else, this at least was an important lesson for Kojm and his co-creators to build off. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The ClamAV 0.105.0 feature release is now stable and available for download on or through Docker Hub.

Today, we're also publishing the 0.104.3 and 0.103.6 security patch versions, including several CVE fixes. These fixes have also been included in the 0.105 feature release. The source package and installer packages for these versions can be found under the "Previous Stable Releases" section of our Downloads page.

As a reminder, the 0.105 and 0.104 release files now include the following install packages:

  • x86_64 and i686 RPM packages are compatible with RPM-based Linux distributions running glibc version 2.17 or newer.

  • x86_64 and i686 DEB packages are compatible with Debian-based Linux distributions running glibc version 2.23 or newer.

  • An x86_64/ARM64 macOS installer package is compatible with Intel and Apple M1 systems.

  • x64 and win32 Windows packages are compatible with Windows 7 and newer.

Keep reading to find out what is in each version.