Ubuntu Security :: Clamav Scan Results And Out Of Date?

May 29, 2011

I am a newbie in ubuntu. I did clamscan on my ubuntu /, and I got the result message as follow. it shows "486 errors" I am wondering if the result is OK or I need to do some action on it.

Known viruses: 968595
Engine version: 0.96.5
Scanned directories: 28067
Scanned files: 131696
Infected files: 0
Total errors: 486
Data scanned: 9020.40 MB
Data read: 17800.31 MB (ratio 0.51:1)
Time: 1349.479 sec (22 m 29 s)"

Also, my engine is 0.96.5. The latest version is 0.97. But "aptitude upgrade" can not upgrade the engine to 0.97. I understand 0.97 is still on testing. I am wondering if I can just stay with 0.96.5 and wait for the 0.97 passing all tests. if so, does it cause any security issue?

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The following information may resolve the situation:

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I dont get any install. and the information i have collect from people say that and install should not be stopped becuase of an depend

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And i get this in return


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