[clamav-users] Question about .cvd files

Dennis Peterson dennispe at inetnw.com
Wed Apr 12 20:22:19 EDT 2017

The ClamAV product is designed to be used for real time detection with mail 
transport agents and to respond on detection. These mail transport agents are 
capable of delivering malware that will run on any architecture. In a perfect 
world everyone that runs an MTA would test outbound mail for malware and block 
before sending. But that doesn't happen and so we use ClamAV for inbound mail 
for self-protection. Since email service providers cannot predict what 
architecture their users are using they use tools that try to protect every 
architecture and the signatures provide that support.


On 4/12/17 9:13 AM, crazy thinker wrote:
> Hi ClamAV  Developer, users
> I have below Questions on ClamAV Virus Database
> 1.what information bytecode.cvd contatins?  and how it is useful in malware
> detection?
> 2.Why not ClamAV release virus databse in terms of platform specific like
> Windows,Linux,Mac OS X,Androind,BSD etc? is there any logic behind this?
>   3.How to  separate malware  signatures  based on target operating system
> to optimize database size?
> Could Anyone of you please help me in this.....
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