Clamav error – Can’t verify database integrity

Hi ,

Today i have faced one strange database integrity problem with Clam AV on my Cenots 6.7 system – Clamav error – Can’t verify database integrity.

ClamAV® is an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats.

Open source (GPL) anti-virus engine used in a variety of situations including email scanning, web scanning, and end point security. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and an advanced tool for automatic database updates

When i try to do simple scan with my Clam i got strange output :

I try to do a manual update of Clam AV but it failed with the same error.

This usually means that the download is corrupt, either because the source file is or it didn’t download properly.

The quick fix (workaround) is was by removing one of the main Clam files – main.cvd (but if you want to go to the safe side you may do a rename main.cvd to main.cvd.bak ).


Good luck!