[clamav-users] false positive rate

Steve basford steveb_clamav at sanesecurity.com
Sun Oct 2 04:05:20 EDT 2016

I guess the first question is are you using official only signatures or do 
you use 3rd party ones... if so could you do a database list.

Next, are you scanning files which are getting fps or are these files 
grabbed via http or proxy?

Could you post sig names, filenames and hashes of a few of these.

ClamAV official fps can be reported here:

3rd party ones here:


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On 2 October 2016 02:20:51 Tsutomu Oyamada <oyamada at promark-inc.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> We like to know the Malware Detection Rate of ClamAV.
> We are finding "False positive" as ClamAV scanning result in our developing 
> environment.
> It is very rare or allmost nothing for us to find "false positive" from 
> other vendors AV products
> such as Sophos or Symantec in the same environment.
> Is there a possibility of unsuitable configuration of our product?
> ( e.g. to set heuristic level higher or lower)
> We know well that no AV program can get zero (0) percent of false positive, 
> however
> we like to have lower frequency of false positive as well as higher 
> detection rate.
> Bestregards,
> Promark
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