[clamav-users] Why are the ClamAV team so slow at creating signatures ?

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Fri Oct 3 10:39:52 EDT 2014


On Friday 03 October 2014 07:19:13 Tim Smith did opine
And Gene did reply:
> Hi,
> 
> Over the last 24-48 hours, I submitted a number of email attachments.
> RAR files that contained viruses.
> 
> Running one or two of them through VirusTotal today, I see ClamAV have
> *STILL* not managed to produce virus definitions for them !
> 
> All of the commercial vendors I submitted the samples to had analysed
> and created samples in timeframes ranging from hours to one day.
> 
> At this rate I'm going to be dumping ClamAV from my systems and
> subscribing to a service from a commercial vendor .....
> 
> Looking forward to hearing the reasons why !
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> 
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Perhaps you should consider submitted them in a compressed file format 
that is NOT proprietary to apple and which carries a per seat license fee?

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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