Ubuntu: ClamAV Daemon ubuntu


I am trying to install ClamAV in ubuntu as per the instructions in


Everything worked perfectly except last step i.e.,

clamd &

When i run the above command it is showing

ERROR: Please define server type (local and/or TCP).

When i used the command

sudo clamdscan -v

I got the output as

ERROR: Could not lookup : Servname not supported for ai_socktype

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------

Infected files: 0

Total errors: 1

Time: 0.000 sec (0 m 0 s)

I followed all the solutions in Error starting ClamAV daemon But no hope. Is there any other way to resolve it?


By editing clamd.conf as below, the problem solves

# Log additional information about the infected file, such as its  # size and hash, together with the virus name.  #ExtendedDetectionInfo yes    # This option allows you to save a process identifier of the listening  # daemon (main thread).  # Default: disabled  PidFile /var/run/clamd.pid    # Optional path to the global temporary directory.  # Default: system specific (usually /tmp or /var/tmp).  TemporaryDirectory /var/tmp    # Path to the database directory.  # Default: hardcoded (depends on installation options)  DatabaseDirectory /usr/local/share/clamav    # Only load the official signatures published by the ClamAV project.  # Default: no  #OfficialDatabaseOnly no    # The daemon can work in local mode, network mode or both.   # Due to security reasons we recommend the local mode.    # Path to a local socket file the daemon will listen on.  # Default: disabled (must be specified by a user)  LocalSocket /tmp/clamd.socket  

Now if i enter 'clamd &' it is showing

[3] 12859

Then 'sudo service clamav-daemon start' shows

[3] Done clamd

Then 'clamdscan -v' shows

/usr/local/etc: OK

----------- SCAN SUMMARY ----------- Infected files: 0 Time: 0.017 sec (0 m 0 s)

Then 'clamdscan -V' shows

ClamAV 0.99.1/21490/Tue Apr 12 08:04:23 2016

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