Clam AntiVirus Frequently Asked Questions

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Table Of Contents

  1. Selecting the Right Version of ClamAV for You
  2. FreshClam (Signature Updater)
  3. Signature Database (CVD)
  4. Malware and False Positive Report
  5. Misc
  6. Mailing Lists
  7. Safe Browsing
  8. Troubleshooting
  9. Interpreting Scan Alerts
  10. Upgrading
  11. Win32
  12. ClamAV EOL Policy
  13. PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application)
  14. Ignore
  15. Uninstall

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