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

Shawn Webb swebb at sourcefire.com
Mon Oct 6 09:59:12 EDT 2014

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 9:37 AM, Tim Smith <randomdev4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> > are you really trying to compare response times from PAID sollutions to
> the free/community maintened ones ????
> Of course not, the paid solutions will always be better.
> But three days to get some definitions pushed out for a zero-day is a
> bit on the slow side, you must agree !

A few months ago, Joel Esler and the ClamAV signature writing team
introduced the Community Signatures mailing list for sharing signatures.
You could always create the detection signatures yourself and submit them
to us via the Community Signatures list. Additionally, as has been said
before, you can always just submit the file via the normal signatures then
ping us here on this list with the md5/sha256 hash of the file you



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