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

Dennis Peterson dennispe at inetnw.com
Thu Dec 6 03:40:01 EST 2018

My most effective blocks are tcpwrappers and DNS-based IP blacklists and URI 
blacklists. Low returns on effort go to pattern matching regular expressions in 
message bodies. It isn't possible to measure the effectiveness of ipset 
blocklists when using NNN.0.0.0/8 IP blocks but there are a lot of them in my 
firewall and hosts.deny files.


On 12/6/18 12:27 AM, Al Varnell wrote:
> 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).
> -Al-
> 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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