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

Dennis Peterson dennispe at inetnw.com
Fri Oct 3 17:16:25 EDT 2014

On 10/3/14 2:11:15PM, Charles Swiger wrote:
> On Oct 3, 2014, at 1:54 PM, Leonardo Rodrigues <leolistas at solutti.com.br> wrote:
>> On 03/10/14 08:19, Tim Smith wrote:
>>> 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 .....
>>     are you really trying to compare response times from PAID sollutions to the free/community maintened ones ????
> Assuming this wasn't a rhetorical question, the answer is pretty clearly: yes.
> So what?  I would expect that an expensive A/V solution should do better than ClamAV for does for free.
> Frankly, it's a credit to the ClamAV team that their offering provides significant value for the price....
> Regards,

ClamAV also gives each of us tools to provide a Day Zero response to a 
threat. Our responsibility to our users (for those of us who have them) 
is to take advantage of that tool set.


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