LibClamAV Error : No supported database files found



If you are facing the following:

  • LibClamAV Error 
  • No supported database files foundwhen restarting Maldet. 

Why this happened?

You are getting this error because you don’t have any virus database definitions under /var/clamav directory.

How to fix it?

First, we will kill all the Clam AV update process, just in case if any are running and doesn’t conflict our operation. To kill them run following command.

           killall freshclam

Now we can start the update process freshly. Run the following command.

           freshclam

Now that the update is complete you can go ahead and start Clam AV and there won’t be any issue. 

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