[clamav-users] Are signatures for Windows only?

Clayton Bugeja clayton at transactium.com
Wed Mar 27 07:17:48 EDT 2019


Hi Everyone,

Can you please try this link see if you can download the file as for us its
not working: http://www.clamav.net/downloads/production/ClamAV-0.101.2.exe

we are getting this message:

This page isn’t working

*www.clamav.net <http://www.clamav.net>* is currently unable to handle this
request.
HTTP ERROR 500

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On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 12:08 PM G.W. Haywood via clamav-users <
clamav-users at lists.clamav.net> wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> On Mon, 25 Mar 2019, Joel Esler wrote:
>
> > On Mar 25, 2019, at 12:22, G.W. Haywood via clamav-users ... wrote:
> >
> > > ... we really only use ClamAV to scan mail.  I guess we're as
> > > untypical of a ClamAV user as you'll get.
> >
> > Actually, from what we understand, ClamAV is mostly used to scan email.
>
> Quite so.
>
> On Tue, 26 Mar 2019, Graeme Fowler wrote:
>
> > We (Loughborough University) use ClamAV ...
>
> Unfortunately when I was at Loughborough University (Electronic and
> Electrical Engineering) ClamAV did not exist.  Nor did the Internet,
> as I graduated in 1976 (*). :/
>
> > Picking a random recent day, we had 135000 rejections, 6500 of which
> > were from ClamAV. By comparison, we accepted & delivered 25000
> > messages ...
>
> On that day's numbers it looks like ClamAV is rejecting about 5% of
> rejected mail.  Here, in fifteen months, it's rejected _less_ than
> 0.0002% (although I'll grant that both are likely poor statistics).
>
> On Mon, 25 Mar 2019, J.R. wrote:
>
> > Yep, other measures for me too has meant that ClamAV *might* get one
> > hit a day, which typically is a 3rd party phishing signature. I'm
> > sure if ClamAV didn't catch it the email would still have been
> > flagged and deleted as spam from other measures.
> >
> > > It's a while since I looked at this, so I did a few 'grep's on 'daily':
> >
> > You inspired me to take a look at the signature files ...
>
> Excellent!  I like to inspire. :)
>
> Obviously I didn't mean that using ClamAV to scan mail is untypical,
> it's our 0.0002% detection rate which I think might be untypical.  I
> should be very concerned if I relied on *any* anti-virus package to
> stop one in twenty malicious payloads.  Not that I'm saying LU does,
> there isn't enough information here to make that call.  But my guess
> is that the typical ClamAV user feels that, if a message has been
> scanned, it's probably safe to use a mail client's GUI to read it.
> I'm pretty sure that it isn't (and my mail client doesn't have one,
> and I'm *sure* that's untypical).
>
> On Mon, 25 Mar 2019, Joel Esler wrote:
>
> > That?s super interesting.  I?d be interested in what the 6500
> > signatures were.  Just for a real world ?what are you seeing?
> > conversation.
>
> As Micah said:
>
> On Tue, 26 Mar 2019, Micah Snyder wrote:
>
> > We had hoped to re-implement it for 0.102.  I'm still crossing my
> > fingers that we can get it done
>
> It could be valuable to us to have the fed back information published
> but you can see how it might be valuable to the wrong people too.
>
> > but we've lost a lot of time working on improving ClamAV code
> > quality and security.
>
> That's not lost time.  It's time well used. :)
>
> --
>
> 73,
> (*) G.W. Haywood, BSc (1st hons 1976), CEng, MIET, MRIN.
>
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