Updating ClamAV on OS X Server 10.4.7-10.4.11

A tutorial on how to properly update ClamAV on Mac OS X 10.4.7 Server or greater. By Athanasios Alexandrides

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The purpose of this document is to provide instructions on how to update the version of ClamAV included with OS X 10.4.7 Server or greater. DO NOT use these instructions for 10.5.x Server. A separate tutorial is available for 10.5.x.

It will guide you through updating to the latest stable version of ClamAV without breaking Server Admin functionality. The new version will be installed alongside Apple’s. Thus, it will not be overwritten by Apple SW updates.

Although the Apple included version of ClamAV is suitable for most users, there are situations where one might need to update. A common reason is to take advantage of the latest security fixes.

This document is written for Mac OS X 10.4.7 or greater. Before 10.4.7, launchd had some issues which required clamd and freshclam to be patched. Thus, we focus on 10.4.7 or greater only.

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