Find Out The ClamAV Version

This how to helps you to learn how to find out the ClamAV version you are running. Indeed, a simple command helps to find this out.

Find Out The CalmAV Version

Find Out The CalmAV Version


Index Of How To Find Out The ClamAV Version


CalmAV is a key control that you can establish to protect you against cyber risks. However, as with every anti malware control, you need to ensure that it is up to date. This How To helps you to determine the version of ClamAV you are running.

How To Find Out The ClamAV Version

To find out which CalmAV you are running you can simple fire one command in your command line (assuming you running a Linux based system):

clamscan --version

This should print something like the below to your terminal:

ClamAV 0.103.9/27055/Sun Oct  8 09:39:49 2023

This basically tells you, that you are currently running version 0.103.9. This knowledge is good, but is it the most current one? Well, to find out this you have multiple options, including to surf to the official ClamAV website

Most likely, and since you have opened your terminal anyway, it is easier to simply fire another command which is:

host -t txt

This will print something like the below: descriptive text "0.103.10:62:27055:1696781836:1:90:49192:334"

In the above example, it tells us that the current version is 0.103.10. We however run on 0.103.9. This means an updated is required!

Check out to this How To that helps you updating your ClamAV: Fix WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!

Additional Information

More about updating a Linux system can be found in this How To Update & Upgrade Debian Linux. If you interested into Installing CalmAV, than please check out this How To.

How To update your ClamAV? Check out this HowTo: Fix WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!

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