[clamav-users] ClamAV+exim: scanner finds not a single malware

Groach groachmail-stopspammingme at yahoo.com
Sat May 28 12:12:19 EDT 2016


24 files, ALL OF THEM are viruses of some sort or another (including 1 
which is the eicar test virus).

ClamAV database:


----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 4397481
Engine version: 0.99.1
Scanned directories: 0
Scanned files: 24
**Infected files: 10**

Data scanned: 5.27 MB
Data read: 1.48 MB (ratio 3.57:1)
Time: 15.429 sec (0 m 15 s)

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Completed
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10.  Just 10.  Out of 24.  And these are all OLD viruses (minimum 2 
months old except 1).


But with SANE DEFINITIONS:

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 4512349
Engine version: 0.99.1
Scanned directories: 0
Scanned files: 24
**Infected files: 23**

Data scanned: 3.92 MB
Data read: 1.48 MB (ratio 2.65:1)
Time: 17.409 sec (0 m 17 s)

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Completed
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Says it all really.  I leave you to make your own conclusions.





On 28/05/2016 16:00, G.W. Haywood wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> On Mon, 23 May 2016, C.D. Cochrane wrote:
>
>> ... ClamAV is just ...
>
> and on Mon, 23 May 2016, Joel Esler wrote:
>
>> Obviously going to disagree. ...
>
> I'll disagree too, since ClamAV here sees approximately one virus per
> annum (and as far as I'm concerned, whether or not ClamAV detects the
> virus that it sees is really not an issue).  For some explanation see
>
> http://marc.info/?l=clamav-users&m=141245133506824&w=2
>




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