mcafee virusscan

Rajesh Fowkar rfowkar at YAHOO.COM
Mon Dec 24 00:51:26 GMT 2001

Gene & Mary LeDuc saw fit to inform me that:
>Hello Rajesh,
>At 11:48 PM 12/23/2001 +0000, Rajesh Fowkar wrote:
>>Thanks steve. I downloaded the unix dat file for mcafee 4.x. mcafeewrapper
>>uses uvscan to scan. Where can I get this uvscan for Linux ?
>Go here for evals:
>For linux I like Sophos better than McAfee.  It seems to have been designed
>more for linux/unix than the McAfee product and the scanning engine is
>updated monthly.  Using the autoupdate script from the MailScanner distro
>(set to check every 4 hours) I get updated sigs from Sophos before I even
>get their e-mail alert that one is available.  It has worked flawlessly for
>me for about a month so far.

I have been using sophos and mailscanner for last 1 month and it is working
quite well. I just wanted to try out mcafee to compare it with Sophos.
Sophos works very well. However for me only problem is autoupdate. If I run
autoupdate I get the following :

root at debian:/home/rajesh/tmp# /usr/local/Sophos/bin/autoupdate
Could not calculate Sophos version number, Bad file descriptor at
/usr/local/Sophos/bin/autoupdate line 82.

Any ideas what could be the problem ?

My Sophos is installed in /usr/local/Sophos.

Being a desktop user I will prefer to continue with Sophos.

Thanks a lot.

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