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

Tim Smith randomdev4 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 09:34:14 EDT 2014


Gene,

>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?


How about ***YOU*** consider the fact that I was merely submitting a
RAR file becasue that was the exact file that was received in my email
!

I received a RAR, thus I submitted a RAR !

Geez ... some people !

;-(

On 3 October 2014 15:39, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
> 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 !
>> _______________________________________________
>> Help us build a comprehensive ClamAV guide:
>> https://github.com/vrtadmin/clamav-faq
>>
>> http://www.clamav.net/contact.html#ml
>
> 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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> _______________________________________________
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>
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