[clamav-users] Can't detect deceptive URL's as infected !!

Al Varnell alvarnell at mac.com
Thu Dec 6 03:27:49 EST 2018

Frankly, I'm surprised that ClamAV finds any such URL's. They are way to dynamic (blacklisted one day and removed the next). ClamAV does malware detection over the long haul and trying to keep up with fraudulent web sites would be a full time job and better done by other means (e.g. Google Safe Browsing).


On Wed, Dec 05, 2018 at 11:33 PM, Sunny Marwah wrote:
> Hello Team,
> We are using clamav-0.100.2 to scan few HTML email templates.
> Sometimes, there are deceptive URL's mentioned in those templates and that template should be detected as infected via ClamAV scan process.
> I can see weird output of ClamAV scan process. Sometimes it detect such templates as infected and sometimes, it does not detect them as infected. And the URL's i am talking about, are so deceptive that even Google chrome browser don't let us open these URL's and show us clear warning as "Dangerous" about deceptive website. 
> Can you put your views behind such unpredictable behavior ? 
> If you want then i can report such URL's on your malware link for reporting.
> Regards
> Sunny
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