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Updating ClamXav Virus Definitions for Mac

When a student installs ClamXav anti-virus on an Apple Mac computer (Mac), the program is not configured to automatically update virus definitions.  If your virus definitions are not kept current, you may be moved to the Remediation network, and will be required to update definitions in order to be moved back to the production network.  Follow these directions to either manually update definitions every week or configure automatic updates.

To manually update virus definitions, open ClamXav and click Update Definitions, then wait for the update to complete.

  1. Open ClamXav and click Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click Schedule.
  3. In the Update Virus Definitions section, select the days you want updates to run, then set the time.  If you want to configure the update log to open automatically, this will serve as confirmation that updates actually ran.
  4. Click OK to exit.
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  • 18-Jan-2016