I'm getting spammed the following error on boot:

LibClamAC Error: mpool_malloc(): Attempt to allocate 8388608 bytes. Please report to http://bugs.clamav.net

I read that I will need to update... but the problem is this is happening on boot and I keep getting spammed by this error and fills the screen and I can't access the shell.

Anyone know how I can access the shell to update his?

I'm running ubuntu 12.04

Pic of error https://i.imgur.com/WFJO2q0.jpg


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As you have physical access first try logging in on an alternate console. Alternate consoles can be accessed using Ctrl+Alt+Fn for n in say 1 to 4.

If the above doesn't help I would try booting to single user mode and the use that to dsable the clamav startup. Reboot back too multi-user and then update clamav.

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