[clamav-users] Which .conf entry controls freshclam frequency?

Al Varnell alvarnell at mac.com
Mon Oct 14 17:03:34 EDT 2019

Just an FYI that updates normally appear only once per day.

The places you’ve checked are correct AFAIK, but Windows might somehow be different. Are you using a source version of ClamAV or a pre-compiled installation?


ClamXAV user.

On Oct 14, 2019, at 1:43 PM, Brian Fluet via clamav-users <clamav-users at lists.clamav.net> wrote:
> I'm running clamd in a windows environment to scan incoming email and 
> am trying to determine what controls the frequency that freshclam is 
> run (currently every 3 hrs according to its log).  
> In freshclam.conf the "Number of database checks per day" setting is 
> at the default of 12.
> In clamd.conf I have set the "Perform a database check" to 3600 which 
> should be hourly (right?) although I don't know whether this has 
> anything to do with freshclam frequency.
> Advice would be appreciated.
> Brian Fluet

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