WARNING: Local version: 0.103.9 Recommended version: 0.103.10

This how to helps you to learn fixing “WARNING: Local version: 0.103.9 Recommended version: 0.103.10” that Logwatch maybe reports to you. It’s actually quite easy. You simply need to update your ClamAV. 

Local version: 0.103.9 Recommended version: 0.103.10

Local version: 0.103.9 Recommended version: 0.103.10


Index Of How To Fix WARNING: Local version: 0.103.9 Recommended version: 0.103.10


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 Fix WARNING: Local version: 0.103.9 Recommended version: 0.103.10

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 current.cvd.clamav.net

This will print something like the below:

current.cvd.clamav.net 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!

Update your CalmAV

Updating ClamAV is as simple as finding out the version of it! Simply fire the below command:

sudo apt-get install clamav clamav-daemon

The update will print something like the below to your screen:

sudo apt-get install clamav clamav-daemon
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
The following additional packages will be installed:
clamav-base clamdscan libclamav9
Suggested packages:
libclamunrar clamav-docs apparmor daemon libclamunrar9
The following packages will be upgraded:
clamav clamav-base clamav-daemon clamdscan libclamav9
5 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 67 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/1,389 kB of archives.
After this operation, 14.3 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Reading changelogs... Done
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 99521 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libclamav9_0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking libclamav9:armhf (0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1) over (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../clamav_0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking clamav (0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1) over (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../clamav-daemon_0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking clamav-daemon (0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1) over (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../clamdscan_0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking clamdscan (0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1) over (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../clamav-base_0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1_all.deb ...
Unpacking clamav-base (0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1) over (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) ...
Setting up libclamav9:armhf (0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1) ...
Setting up clamav (0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1) ...
Setting up clamav-base (0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1) ...
Setting up clamdscan (0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1) ...
Setting up clamav-daemon (0.103.10+dfsg-0+deb11u1) ...
Replacing config file /etc/systemd/system/clamav-daemon.service.d/extend.conf with new version
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.4-2) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-13+rpt2+rpi1+deb11u5) ...
Updating FireMotD available updates count ...

Check if ClamAV is updated and running properly

First we quickly check whether ClamAV was updated. We fire again the command of:

clamscan --version

This should output something like this:
ClamAV 0.103.10/27061/Sat Oct 14 09:46:04 2023

Now you know, that ClamAV was updated successfully. In any case, it is a good idea to check whether ClamAV is running properly. You can do this by firing:

sudo systemctl status clamav-daemon

This should print something like this:

● clamav-daemon.service - Clam AntiVirus userspace daemon
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/clamav-daemon.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Drop-In: /etc/systemd/system/clamav-daemon.service.d
Active: active (running) since Sun 2023-10-15 09:33:13 CEST; 4min 20s ago
Docs: man:clamd(8)
Process: 15285 ExecStartPre=/bin/mkdir -p /run/clamav (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Process: 15287 ExecStartPre=/bin/chown clamav /run/clamav (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 15288 (clamd)
Tasks: 2 (limit: 4915)
CPU: 54.065s
CGroup: /system.slice/clamav-daemon.service
└─15288 /usr/sbin/clamd --foreground=true

If that’s the case, than you should be fine!

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.

Alternativ How To update your ClamAV can be found here: Fix WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!

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