cPanel: This version of the ClamAV engine is outdated.

If you have cPanel come with ClamAV, and if you got this warning when running clamscan,

LibClamAV Warning: ***********************************************************
LibClamAV Warning: *** This version of the ClamAV engine is outdated. ***
LibClamAV Warning: *** DON'T PANIC! Read ***
LibClamAV Warning: ***********************************************************

You may consider to upgrade your ClamAV version and it’s definition.

To upgrade the ClamAV,
1. Download the latest stable source from
2. Extract the file, (I assume ClamAV 0.97.3 as current latest version)

tar -zxfv clamav-0.97.3.tar.gz

3. Compile the following command,

cd clamav-0.97.3
if [ -d "/usr/lib64" ]; then libdir="--libdir=/usr/lib64" ; fi ; ./configure --prefix=/usr $libdir --sysconfdir=/etc --disable-ipv6 --disable-zlib-vcheck
make install

To update the database definition,


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