[clamav-users] Distinction between x64 and x32 windows installers

Micah Snyder (micasnyd) micasnyd at cisco.com
Tue Aug 6 14:41:28 EDT 2019


Sorry about the confusion.  We don’t have any instructions at this time for how to run ClamAV as service on Windows.  It would be really great to add that to our documentation and if you have any insights from your usage it would be most welcome.

The portable installer is just a zip of the files that you can extract and use anywhere. My best guess is to do exactly as you suggested.  Stop the service, replace the files (other than configuration), and then start it again.

If you’re up for writing detailed instructions on how to create a clamav service on Windows and usage/upgrade notes we’d really appreciate the contribution.  Our documentation is also open source located here: https://github.com/Cisco-Talos/clamav-faq.

Thanks for pointing out the version # is out of date.  I’ll make a fix for that shortly.


From: clamav-users <clamav-users-bounces at lists.clamav.net> on behalf of "Manna, Mohammed via clamav-users" <clamav-users at lists.clamav.net>
Reply-To: ClamAV users ML <clamav-users at lists.clamav.net>
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8:32 AM
To: "clamav-users at lists.clamav.net" <clamav-users at lists.clamav.net>
Cc: "Manna, Mohammed" <mohammed.manna at sap.com>
Subject: [clamav-users] Distinction between x64 and x32 windows installers


This is my first question to ClamAV user list. I have a question regarding the installers (Portable and MSI) for windows.

I am trying to understand what’s the best way to install an x64 portable on windows, since there is no step-wise guideline on the website. Am I supposed to stop my windows service, overwrite (except conf files) everything, and then restart the services? Or, is there any place I can look for step-wise instructions?

FYI – I looked into the following area for the instructions on how to upgrade (portable) ClamAV packages:


If I have missed it on the website, I sincerely apologise and would appreciate if people point me to the URL.

Also, I would like to state that for 0.101.3 version, the documentation is pointing to incorrect links. I was wondering if this was observed already.

Kindest Regards,

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