[Clamav-devel] [clamav-users] Question about .cvd files

crazy thinker crazythinker91 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 01:56:15 EDT 2017


Hi All,

I would like to install ClamAV for Windows Desktop Operating System. I know
that ClamAV Official Database (.cvd files) contains all kinds of malware in
terms of platform specific (Linux,UNIX,Unix Like) in single
file(s)(daily.cvd ,main.cvd)  and i heard that unix malware can't effect
windows machine  or vice versa. so i would like to separate the windows
malware signatures from ClamAV Official database and add them in custom
virus database to optimize the  virus database size and to improve windows
malware detetcion faster.

if my thouhgts and  understanding is wrong, please correct me

Any help and suggestions would be appreciated on this





On 13 April 2017 at 05:52, Dennis Peterson <dennispe at inetnw.com> wrote:

> The ClamAV product is designed to be used for real time detection with
> mail transport agents and to respond on detection. These mail transport
> agents are capable of delivering malware that will run on any architecture.
> In a perfect world everyone that runs an MTA would test outbound mail for
> malware and block before sending. But that doesn't happen and so we use
> ClamAV for inbound mail for self-protection. Since email service providers
> cannot predict what architecture their users are using they use tools that
> try to protect every architecture and the signatures provide that support.
>
> dp
>
>
> On 4/12/17 9:13 AM, crazy thinker wrote:
>
>> Hi ClamAV  Developer, users
>>
>> I have below Questions on ClamAV Virus Database
>>
>> 1.what information bytecode.cvd contatins?  and how it is useful in
>> malware
>> detection?
>>
>> 2.Why not ClamAV release virus databse in terms of platform specific like
>> Windows,Linux,Mac OS X,Androind,BSD etc? is there any logic behind this?
>>
>>   3.How to  separate malware  signatures  based on target operating system
>> to optimize database size?
>>
>> Could Anyone of you please help me in this.....
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