[clamav-users] old signature files

Shawn Webb swebb at sourcefire.com
Wed Jul 16 12:13:33 EDT 2014

On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 12:08 PM, c chupela <cnctema68 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I've inherited an old CentOS(v5.5)  installation running CLamAV 0.95.3.
>  /usr/local/share/clamav is using 283GB of space, and it looks like old
> signature updates. I saw a previous question on this with a newer release
> of clam, and the advice given was to check freshclam.log, because updates
> weren't being applied if they were left lying around.
> I however don't have one of those logs  on the server.
> Anyone know with this older release if issues were logged elsewhere?   Can
> I just delete these old pattern files? THey go back to early 2010.
> THanks
> Chris

Hey Chris,

Your safest bet is just to start fresh. You'll want to upgrade the ClamAV
installation to 0.98.4 and delete the old signature files. Our current
signature databases take up around 201MB as uncompressed .cld files. You
might want to backup the old /usr/local/share/clamav just in case things
blow up when upgrading.



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