E-mail scan with McAfee

Nick Phillips nwp at LEMON-COMPUTING.COM
Thu Nov 29 09:43:44 GMT 2001

On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 08:08:24PM +0000, Bruce Huang wrote:

Create a temporary directory. Create a subdirectory called "virusdir" inside
the temporary directory. Put a copy of an infected file (from quarantine)
into "virusdir". Then cd to the tmp dir and run:
"/usr/local/bin/mcafeewrapper --recursive --ignore-links --analyze --secure ./virusdir"
Then do an "ls -lR".
Then run:
"/usr/local/bin/mcafeewrapper --clean --recursive --ignore-links --analyze --secure ./virusdir"
and do an "ls -lR".

Then send me/us the output. If you do "script ~/mcafee_output_for_mailscanner"
first, and "exit" at the end, you'll just be able to send the typescript

It'd be helpful to know whether you have any environment variables set to
help control how mcafee runs, too (output of "env" minus any secret bits ;)

Sorry if some of this seems patronising; it's just better to be safe than


Nick Phillips -- nwp at lemon-computing.com
You will soon forget this.

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