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

crazy thinker crazythinker91 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 04:45:30 EDT 2017

if Y System have AV, Virus Could have been caught :P


Anyhow All anti-virus vendors  following same statergry just like keeping
all kinds of malware(Linux,unix,unix like os) in single virus database
filr.. any idea on this?

On 13 April 2017 at 11:43, Gary R. Schmidt <grschmidt at acm.org> wrote:

> On 13/04/2017 15:56, crazy thinker wrote:
>> 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
>> You are wrong to want to do this.
> Consider the following scenario:
> =========================================================================
> A file, which is infected with a Y-system-specific virus, arrives on your
> machine, and passes all the checks because you have removed its
> fingerprints from the scanner.
> You then copy that file onto a USB stick and give it to a friend who runs
> a Y-system, and they put it in their machine...
> Shortly after this, their bank-account is drained, their identity is
> stolen, and it is your fault.
> =========================================================================
> We scan files for any and all sorts of virii, because we don't know where
> the files may end up.
>         Cheers.
>                 Gary    B-)
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