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Product ConnectXf
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Applies to Administrators
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Clamav Daemon fails to start; permissions of /var/log/clamav/clamd.log are incorrect

On start Clamav,the following error is displayed.

/etc/init.d/clamav start
Starting Clam AntiVirus Daemon: ERROR: Problem with internal logger. Please check the    permissions on the /var/log/clamav/clamd.log file.
ERROR: Can't open /var/log/clamav/clamd.log in append mode (check permissions!). 

Solution: The permission of the Clamav log file /var/log/clamav/clamd.log should be -rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 9606 May 24 13:40 /var/log/clamav/clamd.log

Run the command

chmod 666 /var/log/clamav/clamd.log

And restart clamav

/etc/init.d/clamav start